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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
The Great Afikoman Hunt, or the ‘Hunt’ for short, is a virtual treasure hunt taking place over Passover.
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.
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.
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.
The Great Afikoman Hunt is open to all—the young, and the young at heart.
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.
Once the Hunt begins, we will post a live leaderboard for those participating most enthusiastically.
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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…
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 email@example.com.
Starting on Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 PM ET, explore this growing list of websites to find hidden Afikomans. Best of luck!
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.
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.
Join upcoming BBYO On Demand sessions happening now throughout the Passover season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interested in keeping Passover simple this year? GatherDC has a handy list on how to enjoy the holiday with ease.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Kveller Haggadah is for curious kids — and their grown-ups.
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.
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 email@example.com and we’ll post them here!
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.