Congregation Bnai Tikvah

Congregation Bnai Tikvah

1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Phone: 847-945-0470 |

Passover Schedule 2020/5780

Passover Guidelines 2020

Festival of Pesach 2020 – 5780

Wednesday, April 8Siyum B’khorim – Service/Study/Breakfast6:15 am
Final Housecleaning for Pesach
Erev Pesach I/Kabbalat Shabbat Festival Service, 1st Seder6:00 pm
Thursday, April 9Pesach I Festival Service9:00 am
Erev Pesach II Festival Service6:00 pm
Friday, April 10Pesach II Festival Service9:00 am
Friday April 10Kabbalat Shabbat6:30 pm
Saturday, April 11Shabbat Festival Service9:00 am
Sunday-Tuesday Apr. 12-14Chol Hamoad Pesach Service6:30 am
Monday April 13Evening Minyan6:30pm
Tuesday April 14Erev Pesach VII Festival Service9:00 am
Wednesday April 15Pesach VII Festival Service9:00 am
Wednesday April 15Erev Pesach VIII Festival Service6:30 pm
Thursday April 16Pesach VIII Festival Service/Yizkor9:00 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 Wednesday April 8 at 6:15 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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