The Temkin Family Haggadah

When I was growing up, my Dad always maintained a family Hagaddah. His version was primarily designed to get us to the food faster than the traditional Maxwell House version, but I loved having a special family tradition. I've kept the project up to date, and I'm happy to share the 2016 Temkin family Haggadah with you.

Release notes: I did minimal research and fact-checking on the Haggadah, and most of the Hebrew has been passed down through a game of intergenerational telephone by non-Hebrew speakers. Also the whole thing was run through OCR once. At no point has a Rabbi or anyone who knows what they're talking about looked at this or signed off on it in any way. I personally guarantee that it is riddled with factual and procedural errors; that's what you get when you download religious texts from strangers on the internet.

This Haggadah is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. It's probably a work of fiction.

Important note on the illustrations: This Haggadah was illustrated by the brilliant Kevin Budnik. The illustrations are designed by be completed by you! You should print a master copy of the Haggadah, label the illustrations in your own handwriting, and then Xerox that. Here are the section titles in order: Kadesh, Urchatz, Karpas, Yachatz, Magid, The Second Cup, Matzah Motzi, Maror, Koreich, Schulchan Oruch, The Third Cup, Afikomen, The Fourth Cup, and Nirtzah.


- Download the pages in double-sided, folded booklet format [PDF]

- Just download the pages in order [PDF]


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