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The Together Plan’s Music in Prayer project has reached its first milestone, with the publication of a collection of resources for Passover, designed to help communities in Belarus to create engaging activities to celebrate the festival which took place last month.

The collection includes links to recordings of traditional Passover songs (courtesy of Alyth Synagogue) and a translated Haggadah, or guide to the Passover festivities, written by Jewish educator Clive Lawton and translated by The Together Plan team.

As the project grows, the project will grow to cover Shabbat, a range of festivals, traditional Jewish and Yiddish songs, and more. We are working with Rabbis, Cantors and Jewish educators across all denominations of Judaism to create professional musical recordings, English and Russian translations of Hebrew or accompanied by explanations of the songs’ meanings and traditional uses. This enables communities to create vibrant, varied and innovative Shabbats, festival celebrations and community projects, helping to pave the way for a healthy and independent future for Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union.