The Siman Tov Seder:
An Exploration of Freedom, Gratitude
and Other Values at Your Seder

The Seder night is organized in fifteen steps which create the order (literally, seder) of the evening, guiding us through the progression of the rituals. The Siman Tov Seder, created by David Moss, is a set of fifteen little booklets designed to enhance and elevate your Passover Seder through an exercise in values exploration. Each booklet is devoted to one of the fifteen steps of the seder, focusing on an important topic, value, or idea related to that step of the Seder, as an important element to acknowledge on the path to freedom and redemption. 

The activity can be used as a wonderful way to prepare for Passover, or, alternatively, as an activity at the actual Seder. It is meant to be explored with a hevruta, a study partner. Each pair receives one or more booklet. Together, they use the prompt questions, the poetry, and the art to stimulate a lively discussion. What the pair has discovered can then be shared with everyone at the Seder.


  1. Download the pdf and print it (make sure to set your printer to “Fit to Page”).
  2. Cut around the borders, based on the crop marks. 
  3. Fold each page into a small booklet. For a tutorial on how to fold it, click here


  1. With your partner, open the booklet and discuss the reflection questions. 
  2. Read the poem and discuss:
    -How does the poem relate to your answers to the questions?
    -Does it add elements or perspectives you hadn’t thought of? 
  3. Look at the artwork. Try to interpret the image, noting the shapes, colors, flow, textures, and borders of the image.
     -How does this abstract image represent the idea or value discussed?

We are grateful to David Moss, his publisher Bet Alpha Editions,
and our partner Kol HaOt for sharing this activity with us.

The “Siman Tov Seder” kit is created by David Moss. Copyright © 2020 

Courtesy of Bet Alpha Editions