Festival of Pesach 2018 – 5778
|Friday, March 30||Siyum B’khorim – Service/Study/Breakfast||6:00 am|
|Final Housecleaning for Pesach|
|Erev Pesach I/Kabbalat Shabbat Festival Service, 1st Seder||6:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 31||Pesach I Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Erev Pesach II Festival Service||6:00 pm|
|Sunday, April 1||Pesach II Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6||Chol Hamoed Pesach Morning Minyanim||6:30 am|
|Thursday, April 5||Erev Pesach VII Festival Service||6:30 pm|
|Friday, April 6||Pesach VII/Kabbalat Shabbat Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Erev Pesach VIII Festival Service||6:30 am|
|Saturday, April 7||Pesach VIII/Shabbat Festival Service / Yizkor||9:00 am|
Siyum B’khorim and Breakfast for the First Born
The day preceding Passover is a special fast day for the first born. The completion of a course of study – a Siyum – allows the first born to celebrate at a Seudat Mitzvah, which exempts them from fasting on this day.
Rabbi Alex Felch will conduct such a Siyum B’khorim and Seudat Mitzvah. All first born sons and daughters are urged to attend (naturally, everyone is invited).
The Siyum will be held Friday, March 30 at 6:00 am.
Selling the Chametz
According to our tradition, we may not possess any leavened food after the disposal of chametz by the morning before the Seder. Since it is impossible to destroy all of the chametz in one’s possession, the Rabbinic authorities have arranged for a symbolic sale of M’chirat Chametz which is arranged through a rabbi.
The procedure may be arranged by filling out a contract and sending it to the Synagogue any time during the week preceding Passover, but no later than the morning of the first seder.
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