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Seder Preparations Checklist

Seder Preparations Checklist

Seder means "order" because there are so many details to remember.



Seder plate with:

  • Sliced Cucumber / celery / potato (Karpas)
  • Lettuce (Chazeret)
  • Horseradish (Marror)
  • Charoset
  • Roasted chicken wing (Zero'ah)
  • Hard boiled egg (Beitzah)

Matzah cover with 3 matzot
Plate of extra matzot
Bottles of grape juice
Bottles of wine
Cup for Elijah
Small bowl of saltwater

Kiddush cup
Pillow for reclining

Candies for "good questions and answers"
Props to re-create the Ten Plagues
Afikomen prizes

April 2, 2003

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Visitor Comments: 4

(4) Jonathan, April 17, 2011 11:03 AM

A useful list!

useful - Thank you

(3) Mordechai Agasi, March 22, 2006 12:00 AM

Seder Table Checklist

Passover Seder Table Checklist

The following is a basic list of what you need to run a seder:

Three Matzot
The Matzot can either be part of the Seder Plate (if the plate is so constructed) or left separately. Also, they should be whole.

Matzos Cover

Afikoman bags

Haggadah (the text of the Passover Seder) / Machzor

D'var Torah letter for the Kids

Wine or grape juice

Kiddush Becher (at least 3.3 oz.)

Cork Opener

Saucer (for spilling wine when plagues are mentioned.)

Seder plate with-
Karpas - Potato
Chazeret - Lettuce
Marror - Horseradish
Charoset - Nuts in wine
Zero'ah - Roasted chicken wing
Beitzah - Hard boiled egg

Extra Matzah (covered-optional; This Matzah need not be on the table.)


Extra Marror (This Marror need not be on the table.)

Towel, napkins

Pillow for reclining

Kittel (a white garment worn by all married men except one who is in mourning. Some have the custom that a Chatan (groom) during the first year of marriage does not wear a Kittel.

Nuts for "good questions and answers"

Nut cracker

Gefiltefish, Horseradish, Dips, Salads, Chicken Soup, Passover Noodles, Chicken, Meat, Side Dish, Latkes, Kugel, Dessert,


Cup of Elijah

Cooked Potatoes

Hard boiled Eggs

Small bowl of saltwater

Afikomen prizes

Leichter / Candles-
Matches / Neronim Cups / Candle Holder / Liquid-Paraffin Candle Wax / Floating Wick.


48 Hr. Candle for Cooking

Shabbos Clock for Light/Heat/Air conditioner/Fan

Shabbos Blech (Electric)

Mishna Brurah/Shmiras Shabbos Kehilchaso

(2) grovychick, March 11, 2006 12:00 AM

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(1) Anonymous, March 21, 2004 12:00 AM

Some people use celery as karpas.

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