Festival of Pesach 2020 – 5780
|Wednesday, April 8||Siyum B’khorim – Service/Study/Breakfast||6:15 am|
|Final Housecleaning for Pesach|
|Erev Pesach I/Kabbalat Shabbat Festival Service, 1st Seder||6:00 pm|
|Thursday, April 9||Pesach I Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Erev Pesach II Festival Service||6:00 pm|
|Friday, April 10||Pesach II Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Friday April 10||Kabbalat Shabbat||6:30 pm|
|Saturday, April 11||Shabbat Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Sunday-Tuesday Apr. 12-14||Chol Hamoad Pesach Service||6:30 am|
|Monday April 13||Evening Minyan||6:30pm|
|Tuesday April 14||Erev Pesach VII Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Wednesday April 15||Pesach VII Festival Service||9:00 am|
|Wednesday April 15||Erev Pesach VIII Festival Service||6:30 pm|
|Thursday April 16||Pesach VIII 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 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.