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Below is a detailed schedule of Pesach observances for this year including local candle lighting times.
 

Thursday, April 18—13 Nissan

·         Did you remember to sell your chametz? Use the form attached below. Return it to the Rabbi as soon as you can.

·          Search for the chametz after 8:10 pm. Recite the blessing prior to the search, and the nullification of the chametz (Kol Chamira) following the search.  Click here for more information on the search and removal of chametz.

 

Friday, April 19—14 Nissan - The day before Passover

·          Minyan at Chabad at 8 am with Siyum completion for first born sons.

·          Stop eating chametz by 11:09 am.

·          Burn your remaining (unsold) chametz by 12:14 pm. Burning of the Chometz at the Stolik residence at 11:30 am.

·          Light the Passover candles at 7:28 pm, reciting blessings 3 & 4 Click here for the blessings.

·          First Seder: The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating matzah, eating maror (bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to our children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, etc. ( Click here for a How-To Seder guide.)

Shabbat, April 20—15 Nissan - 1st day of Passover

·          10 am: Late start morning service. This morning we introduce the prayer for dew and the priests bless the congregation.

·         Festive lunch meal – Kiddush sponsorship is available.

·          After 8:22 pm, light candles for the second day of Passover using an existing flame, and recite blessings 2 & 4 Click here for the blessings.

·          Second Seder: Havdalah is incorporated into the Kiddush prayer. We look at the holiday candles for the blessing on fire and do not recite the blessing on spices.

·          Count the 1st day of the Omer

Sunday, April 21—16 Nissan -2nd day of Passover 

·          10 am: Late start morning service.

·          Today’s Kiddush is sponsored by the Busch Family

·         After nightfall, count the 2nd day of the Omer, perform the havdalah ceremony, omitting the blessings on the spices and candle.

Celebrate Passover’s intermediate days -  Chol Hamoed .   Between now and the last two days of Passover, we may resume much of our regular workday activities; but, of course, we continue to eat Kosher for Passover foods exclusively. It is customary to drink a glass of wine each day, in celebration of the festival. Continue the counting of the Omer.

 

Monday, April 22—17 Nissan - 3rd day of Passover, 1st day of Chol Hamoed 

 

Tuesday, April 23—18 Nissan, 4th day of Passover, 2nd day of Chol Hamoed

 

 

Wednesday, April 24—19 Nissan, 5th day of Passover, 3rd day of Chol Hamoed

 

Thursday, April 25—20 Nissan, 6th day of Passover, 4th day of Chol Hamoed

·         We prepare an  eruv tavshilin so that we will be able to cook and prepare for Shabbat on Friday, as well as to be able to light Shabbat candles.

·          Light candles for the 7th day of Passover at 7:31 pm, and recite blessing 2 Click here for the blessing.

·         It is customary in many communities to remain awake all night studying Torah, in commemoration of the great miracle of the splitting of the sea which occurred on the 7th day of Passover.

Friday, April 26—21 Nissan, 7th day of Passover—Shevi’i Shel Pesach

·         Shachrit Service at 9:30 am.

·         Kiddush sponsorship available.

·         Evening prayers. After the Amidah, count the 7th day of the Omer.

·          Light candles for the 8th day of Passover at 7:32 pm using an existing flame, and recite blessing 3 Click here for the blessing.

Shabbat, April 27—22 Nissan, Final Day of Passover—Acharon Shel Pesach

·         9:30 am - Morning service with YIZKOR.

·         Kiddush sponsorhsip available.

·         Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with  “Moshiach’s Feast”—a festive meal complete with matzah and four cups of wine, during which we celebrate the imminent arrival of the Messiah. The feast begins before sunset and continues until after nightfall.

 

 Wishing you a Zeesen Pesach with true redemption!