Invited to Passover dinner, not Jewish, I want to bring a gift. What should I bring?

Posted by Vera Ferris on October 3rd, 2010 and filed under Jewish Gifts | 15 Comments »

I have jewish family by marriage and have been invited to join a Passover dinner. Can anyone suggest any good (local) Kosher wines (other than Maneshevitz) or any other gifts that I could bring?

Depending on where you live, Kosher wine can either be abundant, or nonexistant, and if they have kosher wine, they have kosher for Passover wine.. There are tons of good kosher wines out there (Manishevitz square bottle wine is NOT one of them in my opinion, Bartenura, Baron Herzog, and Kesser are ok..)
But you should have asked earlier, there is a good website to order from..

15 Responses

  1. nobody s Says:

    bring a nice sweet honey baked ham…jews love that crap!
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  2. Drew G Says:

    How about a nice ham, or a shrimp plate. Everyone loves shrimp.
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  3. zzmama Says:

    For wine – go to Binny’s and ask for Wine that is Kosher for Passover (what you get depends on how much you want to spend) .

    Or bring Flowers.
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  4. Chudler Moose Death Says:

    woah no poison and no ham!!! hmmmm lets think…….bring pie cookies somethin sweet for the kiddies and adults to enjoy!!!^^ sry if this isn’t a good idea i’m not jewish either and only know a lil bit about this stuff
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  5. Nonny :O) Says:

    A kosher for passover wine is generally the safest way to go, either that or flowers. As far as wine goes some other kosher wines are: magan david and rashi. You should be able to go to where ever you by wine and just look at the label for OU-P. That way you know the wine is both kosher (OU) and kosher for passover (P).
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  6. fateridder Says:

    I had the same situation do what I did and bring some wine , go to the local liquor store and tell them your situation you’ll be fine .
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  7. dances_with_unicorns1955 Says:

    Flowers are a very nice gift for a Passover meal; you might also consider kosher chocolates. Many stores sell kosher wines, and there are many different varieties (some stores have a kosher wine section); check the label to be sure.
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  8. vansemmanuel Says:

    Flowers.That is also perfect if your dinner is on eruv shabbat.
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    A conservative jew.I am going to a eruv shabbat dinner friday.

  9. *ames* Says:

    Definitely wine is a great choice. The family can open that evening and drink during the seder.

    Otherwise, you can always bring a kosher-for-Passover dessert. Macaroons from a local bakery are always a big hit. My mom always welcomes yummy desserts during Passover.
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  10. rvsagf12345 Says:

    as far as i know, maneshevitz is the only good local kosher wine….. why don’t you ask the family?

    (my family is also jewish, and we always have our two passover sedars [dinners] at our home… oftentimes non-jewish friends we invided bring something we can’t bring into the house [because it's not kosher for passover] or something we already have waay too much of….)

    or just play it safe and bring some flowers =)
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  11. U98 Says:

    Dreidels for the kids.

    (they are 4 sided tops that they gamble with)
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  12. יששכר Says:

    Depending on where you live, Kosher wine can either be abundant, or nonexistant, and if they have kosher wine, they have kosher for Passover wine.. There are tons of good kosher wines out there (Manishevitz square bottle wine is NOT one of them in my opinion, Bartenura, Baron Herzog, and Kesser are ok..)
    But you should have asked earlier, there is a good website to order from..
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    http://www.kosherwine.com/

  13. aardvark5751 Says:

    Ask the guy at the local wine store for a Kosher wine, just make sure it IS "Mevushal" (most wines are, it says it on the back), otherwise they can’t let non-Jews touch the open bottle.
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  14. Dr. J Says:

    Bring some bread or wine.
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  15. guylookin4fun06 Says:

    I wouldn’t bring a gift of food. Maybe flowers would be better.
    You shouldn’t bring wine or grape juice.
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