Congregation Bnai Tikvah

Congregation Bnai Tikvah

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

Passover Schedule 2018/5778

Passover Guidelines 2016

Festival of Pesach 2018 – 5778

Friday, March 30Siyum B’khorim – Service/Study/Breakfast6:00 am
Final Housecleaning for Pesach
Erev Pesach I/Kabbalat Shabbat Festival Service, 1st Seder6:00 pm
Saturday, March 31Pesach I Festival Service9:00 am
Erev Pesach II Festival Service6:00 pm
Sunday, April 1Pesach II Festival Service9:00 am
Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6Chol Hamoed Pesach Morning Minyanim6:30 am
Thursday, April 5Erev Pesach VII Festival Service6:30 pm
Friday, April 6Pesach VII/Kabbalat Shabbat  Festival Service9:00 am
Erev Pesach VIII Festival Service 6:30 am
Saturday, April 7Pesach VIII/Shabbat 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 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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