Holiday Resources

Welcome to Temple Beth Tikvah’s Holiday Resources page where you’ll find materials you can use to participate in holiday services. Select a holiday from the list below to see the available resources for that holiday service (we’ll add to the list and update available resources as we approach upcoming holidays):


Passover

Below you’ll find samples of songs for the Passover Seder, followed by pages from the hagada with the song’s lyrics. Use these links to jump to a song:

The Four Questions


1-Four-Questions

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Listen King Pharaoh

2-Listen-King-Pharaoh

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Let My People Go

3-Let-My-People-Go

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Dayenu

4-Dayenu

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The Frog Song

5-Frog-Song

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B’Tzet Yisrael

6-Betzet-Yisrael

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Additional Passover Songs

Miriam’s Song

Lyrics and Music by Debbie Friedman

Chorus:
And the women dancing with their timbrels
Followed Miriam as she sang her song.
“Sing a song to the One whom we’ve exalted”
Miriam and the women danced and danced the whole night long.

Miriam was a weaver of unique variety,
the tapestry she wove was one that sang our history.
With every strand and every thread she crafted her delight,
a woman touched with spirit, she dances for the light.

Chorus: And the women…

When Miriam stood upon the shore and gazed across the sea
The wonder of this miracle she soon came to believe.
Whoever thought the sea would part with an outstretched hand?
And we would march to freedom, and march to the promised land.

Chorus: And the women…

Miriam the prophet took her timbrel in her hand,
and all the women followed her just as she had planned.
And Miriam raised her voice in song, she sang with praise and might-
“We just lived through a miracle, we’re going to dance tonight !”

Chorus: And the women…

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Avadeem Hayinu/We Were Slaves

Avadim ha’yinu, hayinu, atah benei choreen, benei choreen….(x3)

We were slaves in Egypt a long time ago
We were slaves in Egypt, to bad ol’ mean Pharaoh.
We were slaves, we were slaves,
We were slaves in Egypt but now we are free! (x2)

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Leaving on a Desert Plane

(Sung to the tune of “Leaving on a Jet Plane”)
© by Randi and Murray Spiegel, Passover 2000 Passover Song Parodies

All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go,
We’re standing here outside our doors
We dare not wake you up to say goodbye.
But the dawn is breakin’ this early morn’
Moses is waiting, he’s blowing his horn,
We’re planning our escape so we won’t die

You’ll miss us, as you will see,
You’ve been dealt a harsh decree
You held us like you’d never let us go.
We’re leaving from this great strain!
We pray we won’t be back again
God knows, we can’t wait to go.

There’s so many times you’ve let us down,
Your many crimes have plagued our town
We tell you now – they were all mean things
Every pace we go, you’ll shrink from view,
Every song we sing will be against you
We won’t be back to wear your ball and chain!

You’ll miss us, as you will see,
You’ve been dealt a harsh decree
You held us like you’d never let us go.
We’re leaving through a wet plain,
We hope we won’t be back again
God knows, we can’t wait to go
.

Now the time has come to leave you,
One more time, let us diss you
Close your eyes, we’ll be on our way.
Dream about the days to come
When you’ll be left here all alone,
About the time when we won’t have to say:

You’ll miss us, as you will see,
You’ve been dealt a harsh decree
You held us like you’d never let us go.
We’re leaving all our bread grain,
We know we won’t be back again.
God knows, we can’t wait to go
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