Seder Check List
The table is usually set with the best dishes, a low floral arrangement, a tablecloth, and two candles and candlesticks.
Place a Haggadah at each setting (or every other setting.)
On the chairs should be a pillow or cushion for leaning.
On the table near the leader
A small basin of water for the hand washing (or the leader
can bring it to the table when it is time)
and a towel to dry the hands.
Seder Plate. You can purchase a seder plate or use a fancy dish, or even let the children color a paper plate. On the seder plate are usually:
- A shank bone of a lamb (some leave off the shank bone and serve a different main dish because Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice. Others like the symbolism--you choose):
- Bitter herbs (usually horseradish);
- Karpas (a green vegetable, usually parsley or celery.)
- Charoset (a mixture of apple, nuts, and wine)
- Three pieces of matzah, in the specially designed matzah
cover or within three cloth napkins.
On the table within everyone's reach
- Small bowls of salty water.
- Wine goblet or glass.
- Extra bitter herbs and charoset for a large family or gathering.
- A plate of matzah.
- A bottle of wine or grape juice (one bottle per every six to eight people).