New Pesach Seder Activity – The Scavenger Hunt

March 23, 2023
Seder Night Scavenger Hunt Cards overview

Today the Rabbi Sacks Legacy team has unveiled a new scavenger hunt activity for Seder night.

Created and shared with schools, communities and educators around the world, the free-to-download and easy-to-use scavenger hunt is a creative way for families to celebrate the Pesach holiday while exploring its deeper meanings and significance.

A number of thought-provoking essays have long been a celebrated feature of the Jonathan Sacks Haggadah, currently available with a 35% discount from Koren Publishers. One such essay is entitled 'The Missing Fifth’.

"Just as an x-ray can reveal an earlier painting beneath the surface of a later one, so beneath the surface of the Haggadah there is another pattern to be discerned," writes Rabbi Sacks in this piece, and he then proceeds to explore the significance of the number 4 throughout the Pesach Seder, while also illuminating the idea of a hidden fifth element within each set.

This new activity, inspired by The Missing Fifth essay, brings some of the insights from the Haggada essay to new audiences. Offering 10 challenges and questions, as well as an answer key, the activity is free to download, and easy to prepare.

Joanna Benarroch, Chief Executive of The Rabbi Sacks Legacy, said: “The Seder is a time for people to join together and share insights about Passover. We are proud to offer this new activity, based on the teachings of Rabbi Sacks, to engage, challenge and inspire.”

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy

Rabbi Sacks passed away on 7th November 2020. At that time his professional initiative, the Office of Rabbi Sacks, transitioned to The Rabbi Sacks Legacy to perpetuate the timeless and universal wisdom of Rabbi Sacks as a teacher of Torah, a moral voice, and a leader of leaders.

Through innovative programmes and an active digital and social media presence, The Rabbi Sacks Legacy continues to bring the vision and philosophy of the world-renowned leader directly to all generations.

What can we expect next from the educational team at the Rabbi Sacks Legacy?

We're planning some exciting new activities, including a fresh way to count the Omer and learn more about Judaism day-by-day along the way, which will be revealed very soon. We're also in the process of preparing some wonderful Yom Ha'atzmaut and Shavuot resources for different age-groups. There's a lot on its way, so watch this space!