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April 7-17, 2020

The Hunt is On

You’re invited to take part in The Great Afikoman Hunt! 

Passover, Pesach, is often cited as the most widely participated Jewish holiday throughout the world. We know that this year, most Jews will embrace this important festival—one that is intended to celebrate unity and freedom—very differently than they ever have done so before. 

Individuals and networks throughout the global Jewish community are coming together to provide spirited connections between teens, young adults, families, networks, and communities at this festive time of year.

Leaderboard 🏆

1. Keren Lutfak, Houston, Texas
2. Joseph Gurevitch, Calgary, Alberta
3. Cole Pressler, Portland, Oregon
4. Daniel Moser, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5. Harrison Firestone, Greensboro, North Carolina
6. Jack Hyams, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7. Levi Fox, Houston, Texas
8. Josh Goozman, Rockville, Maryland
9. Hadassah Sternfeld, Charleston, South Carolina
10. Mason Goldstein, Bethesda, Maryland

How It Works

Play the Game 🎲

The Hunt works on a points based system. Earn points by answering questions, solving clues, and participating in tournaments on this webpage or by finding the location of hidden afikomen images that are planted across the Internet. The more points you earn, the higher your ranking will be!

Solve the Clues 🔎

Clues will be dropped daily across the website and social media. Follow @BBYOInsider or the hashtag #GreatAfikomanHunt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok to stay up to date on clues. Check back on the website often too.

Find the Afikomans ✡️

Secret afikomans (like the one below) are planted across the Internet on our partner sites. Hunters can increase their chance of winning in many ways: be the first to find an Afikoman, compete to find the most Afikomans, and more. Enjoy searching deep in the web to find afikomans!

Win the Prizes 🎁

Winners will be determined by those who accumulate the most points via challenges and finding the most afikomans across the web fastest. We've got great prizes in store for winners from some of your favorite brands. There's big incentive to win the Hunt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Great Afikoman Hunt?

The Great Afikoman Hunt, or the ‘Hunt’ for short, is a virtual treasure hunt taking place over Passover.

How does The Great Afikoman Hunt work?

The Great Afikoman Hunt runs the entirety of the Passover Holiday. You can enter at any time, take a break at any time, and end the Hunt at any time.

The Hunt works on a point-based system. You can earn points by answering questions, solving clues, participating in tournaments, and by finding the location of hidden afikomen images that are planted across the Internet. The more points you earn, the higher your ranking will be! As you complete, ongoing and bonus opportunities, clues will be offered to help guide you to Afikoman across the web.

Winners will be determined by those who accumulate the most points via challenges and finding afikomans across the web.

Follow @BBYOInsider or the hashtag #GreatAfikomanHunt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok to stay up to date on clues, announcements, and information.

How do I know when a new clue is dropped?

Follow @BBYOInsider or the hashtag #GreatAfikomanHunt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok to stay up to date on clues and check back on the website.

What happens when I find the Afikoman image?

When found, this image...

  • leads to instant prizes and public celebration

  • earns you points that can advance your standing in the Great Afikoman Hunt

  • increases your entries (as an individual, family, or community) into random drawings for rewards and neat opportunities

There are special results for those that find an Afikoman first, the most Afikomans, and more. When you find the image, click it, and it will whisk you to a form to submit your entry. In addition to searching for the Afikoman, we'll have other Passover-inspired games and challenges to earn points and prizes throughout the week.

Who can participate?

The Great Afikoman Hunt is open to all—the young, and the young at heart.

When is The Great Afikoman Hunt?

The Hunt launches the evening of Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET, and runs through 12:00 PM PT Friday, April 17, 2020.

Are there prizes?

Yes! Check out what you could win here.

How will I know my ranking?

Once the Hunt begins, we will post a live leaderboard for those participating most enthusiastically.

Can I plant an Afikoman on my organization's site?

Absolutely! Fill out this form by Monday, April 6 at 3:00 PM ET.

The search is on this Passover. Good luck and have fun!

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Keep Your Eyes Out for Clues

Follow BBYO across our social media platforms for special clues throughout Passover.

Prizes from Your Favorite Brands

All players in The Great Afikoman Hunt are eligible for an Afikoman Prize! We will award a grand prize valued at $250 and additional prizes at $100 each. Choose from a BBYO exclusive immersive experience, donate your prize winnings to a charitable organization of your choice, or select a gift from a company such as the below…

Partner with Us

We’re working with partners across the global Jewish community, to bring the Hunt for the Afikoman online! Everyone—teens, families, community members—is invited to join in fun challenges and puzzling missions that will enliven their Passover holiday and unite participants with a vast community of Afikoman hunters around the world. We may not all be able to spend Passover as we usually do, but we can share in a timeless tradition while making deep connections throughout the Jewish world.

We're accepting new partners on a rolling basis through Monday, April 6 at 3:00 PM ET. Have questions? Email azabbg@bbyo.org.

Join the Fun

The Hunt Starts Here

Starting on Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 PM ET, explore this growing list of websites to find hidden Afikomans. Best of luck!

International Siblings Day

Calling all BBYO members! International Siblings Day is April 10, right in the middle of the #GreatAfikomanHunt. To celebrate, we’re giving out fun prizes to Alephs and BBGs who invite their siblings (or cousins, or friends) to join BBYO as members during the Hunt! Help spread connection and love to your “siblings,” anywhere and everywhere.

Sign up your sibling today →

After they've signed up for membership, make sure you complete this form to let us know you referred them. We'll make sure you both get a limited-edition AZA fraternity flag or BBG sorority flag and access to an exclusive BBYO On Demand experience! Thank you for bringing our newest Brother Aleph/Sister B’nai B’rith Girl into the BBYO family.

Claim Your Reward

Passover On Demand

Join upcoming BBYO On Demand sessions happening now throughout the Passover season.

Passover Resources

April 8-16, 2020 | 14-22 Nisan 5780
Passover is a festival of freedom, and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish traditions worldwide. Jews across the globe will commemorate this ancient holiday with the same spirit and energy that generations of Jews throughout history have done, but in this year, many of us will be doing so in very different ways than we are accustomed to doing so. The resources below offer links to some of BBYO’s Jewish education partners, so that you and your family can learn more about Passover, pick up some tips for the Seder, fill in the gaps on that classic mystery family recipe, or put your own spin on how you’ll embrace this special, inspiring, and important moment in the Jewish calendar.

While there’s certainly a lot going on in the world, Passover invites us to explore our gratitude, and celebrate the people, experiences, and lessons in each of our lives as we collectively reflect on our People’s history, rejoice in our freedom and elevate our attention on all those that are in need of our compassion, advocacy and support, perhaps now more than ever.

Have a favorite Passover resource, activity, learning, song, recipe or family tradition? Share it with us at azabbg@bbyo.org, and we’ll post it below. Chag Pesach Sameach! We wish you a very happy Passover, good health and much happiness in the days and weeks to come.

Resources

Resources

My Jewish Learning

Visit My Jewish Learning’s Passover Hub for an extensive menu of Passover resources (background, traditions from around the world, guides for holding your own Seder, recipes, commentary and thought pieces from Jewish leaders throughout time, and much more).

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Bimbam

More of a visual learner? Check out Bimbam’s modern spin on this ancient holiday with their menu of fun, engaging and informative videos for all ages.

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Blue Dove Foundation

Passover can offer a much needed pause for reflection. The folks over at The Blue Dove Foundation have created a wonderful tool to explore the Seder Plate through attention to mental health, self care and one’s well being. 

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Repair the World

Looking for resources, games, ways to volunteer over Passover or additions you can make to your Seder experience to spark meaningful conversations? Check out Repair the World’s Passover materials to see how you can enrich your Seder experience.

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Union for Reform Judaism

The Union for Reform Judaism has a wide array of digital content including playlists, discussion questions and activities for all ages to enhance your virtual Seder this year.

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OneTable

OneTable has everything you need for your virtual Seder in one place. You can open your Seders up to others, find a Haggadah of your liking and set up video conferencing to connect your guests like never before, and yet, just like always.

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Jewish Theological Seminary

Immerse yourself in rich, enlightening learning on this Passover holiday by exploring the wide-ranging resources of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Pesach resource archive.

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GatherDC

Interested in keeping Passover simple this year? GatherDC has a handy list on how to enjoy the holiday with ease.

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Chabad

Chabad’s central Passover site allows you to learn, explore, and rejoice in the holiday. Sell your Chametz,  find a Haggadah, get some cleaning tips- even order Matzah!

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Haggadot

Haggadot

URJ Chocolate Seder

Have a sweet tooth? You’re in luck. This resource from the Union for Reform Judaism will equip you with what you need for a good ole’ classic Chocolate Seder.

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Haggadot

Haggadot

Looking for a Haggadah (the text that narrates the order of the Seder, and retells our exodus from Egypt) that fits your Passover holiday to your exact liking? Haggadot is a library of thousands of options for blessings, artwork, translations, songs, activities and more. You can mix and match, download and print at home, or make your very own!

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Haggadot

Keshet

You can find Keshet’s beautiful ‘Ma Mishtana’ Haggadah here: A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Ally Haggadah which follows the traditional structure of the Passover Seder but contains readings and discussion questions pertaining to GLBT identity and life.

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Haggadot

JewishBoston

JewishBoston has published a thoughtful Haggadah that brings together the ancient customs of Passover with contemporary issues we’re all navigating in the year 2020.

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Haggadot

Kveller

The Kveller Haggadah is for curious kids — and their grown-ups.

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Haggadot

HIAS

The Passover story is the Jewish people’s original refugee story. Download the HIAS Hagadah to include a deeper exploration of the global refugee crisis and remember the 70 million displaced people around the world.

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Videos

Have a favorite Passover viral video or song? Us too. Here are a few that tend to get sent around at this time of year. We want to see yours, too! Send it to azabbg@bbyo.org and we’ll post them here!

Videos

Dayenu by the Maccabeats

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Videos

An Introduction to Passover with Mayim Bialik

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Six13’s Passover inspired by Disney’s The Lion King

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Yonatan Razel’s Vehi Sheamda

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Prince of Egypt: When You Believe

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5 Unique Passover Traditions

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Recipes

There’s no question that Passover is all about the food. Check out some of these indexes for Passover recipes, and be sure to share your top creations on social media by tagging @BBYOInsider. 

Recipes

Spoon University’s International Passover recipes

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Recipes

The New York Times Cooking Passover Recipes

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Recipes

Chabad’s Passover Recipes

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Recipes

Bon Appetit Magazines Passover Recipes

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Recipes

JewishBoston’s Ultimate Collection of Passover Recipes

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Mizrahi and Sephardic Passover Recipes

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