The Russ & Daughters seder plate at last year's seder with Laurie Anderson and friends at Russ & Daughters Cafe.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 at 7PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: $180 (includes tax and tip).
Drinks are not included.
Seats are limited and tickets are available only by signing up and making a reservation through the Reserve app. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase over the phone, in the shop, or at the Cafe.

Join us for our now-annual tradition: The 2nd Annual 2nd Seder at Russ & Daughters Cafe! Former spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, and current Scholar in Residence at the 92nd St Y, Andy Bachman will lead an intimate second seder at Russ & Daughters Cafe in the Lower East Side. Renowned for his contemporary approach to spiritual practice as well as his commitment to community engagement and social activism, the Second Annual Second Seder at Russ & Daughters Cafe promises to be an unforgettable and engaging evening of storytelling, song, and of course, delicious Passover classics.  Joining Andy will be the remarkable singer/songwriter of Brooklyn band Barbez, Dan Kaufman, whose work has been described as “a haunting mosaic of avant-rock, old-world cabaret, Eastern European folksong, and contemporary classical into a uniquely beautiful and personal soundscape.” 

Passover is a time when we gather together with family, friends, and community to tell the story and sing the songs of the holiday. It’s a time to reflect on how historical issues of social justice and freedom relate to our lives today. The conduit for these stories and conversations is food and ritual.

Russ & Daughters has been a part of people’s Passover seders for generations: we’ve always prepared Passover specialties for pick-up, delivery, and shipping to our customers in their homes. And while we’ll be doing that this year at the shop, we’re also looking forward to welcoming people into our own space to celebrate.


A portion of the proceeds from every ticket will be donated to the Henry Street Settlement.  Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year. Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, Henry Street challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children.

1. Download the Reserve  app.
2. Search for “Russ & Daughters Cafe” on the Reserve app.
3. Request a booking for Saturday, April 23 at 6:30pm.
4. Enter your credit card info to secure the reservation.
5. When your request is accepted, you will receive an email confirmation from Reserve.