Pesach at Shaare Zedek

April 10 - 18, 2017

preparations

Selling your Chametz: Fill out this online form, or submit this hard-copy form to the Shaare Zedek office, by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 7thWe cannot accept responsibility for forms received after that time. Please do not submit this form if you do not live in the same time zone as New York City. 

Ma'ot Chitim: It is customary to donate ma'ot chitim ("funds for wheat") to enable others who could not otherwise afford it to fulfill the mitzvah of eating matzah on Passover, and to hold a kosher seder. Please make a donation here or by check to our Matzah Fund by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6th. Please note that online donations will have 3% deducted for credit card processing fees.

Matzah Fund Donations

Bedikat Chametz: This customary candlelight search for leavened bread should take place after 8:11 p.m. the night of Sunday, April 9th.

Cessation of Eating Chametz: The latest time to eat chametz is 10:46 a.m. on Monday, April 10th. Those who sell their chametz through Shaare Zedek will not resume ownership of their chametz until one hour after Passover ends, at 9:19 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

Bi'ur Chametz: Leavened bread is traditionally and ceremonially burned before Pesach. In the neighborhood of Shaare Zedek, one can do this at Ohab Zedek on W. 95th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus, or in the alley behind The Jewish Center, on W. 86th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus. Please note that the latest time to burn chametz is 11:52 a.m.

Please refer to the 5777 Pesach Guide for additional, detailed information about Pesach preparations. 


Service times & Candlelighting

Monday, April 10: Erev Pesach, Fast of the Firstborn, First Seder

7:30 a.m. Shacharit, followed by a siyyum (completion of text study and celebration) and light refreshments

7:12 p.m. Candlelighting - see your Haggadah for the blessings
(No Erev Yom Tov services)

Tuesday, April 11: First Day of Pesach, Second Seder

9:30 a.m. Yom Tov morning services, followed by a sponsored kiddush lunch
Please help us make minyan by arriving promptly at 9:30 a.m.

after 8:14 p.m. Candlelighting
(No Mincha & Ma'ariv services)

Wednesday, April 12: Second Day of Pesach

9:30 a.m. Yom Tov morning services, followed by a light kiddush
Please help us make minyan by arriving promptly at 9:30 a.m.

8:15 p.m. Yom Tov ends with Havdalah

Friday, April 14: Erev Shabbat

7:17 p.m. Candlelighting
7:20  p.m. Shabbat evening services

Saturday, April 15: Shabbat

9:30 a.m. Shabbat morning services, followed by a sponsored kiddush lunch

7:00 p.m. Mincha, Seudah Shlishit, & Ma'ariv
8:19 p.m. Havdalah

Sunday, April 16: Erev Yom Tov

7:18 p.m. Candlelighting
(No Mincha & Ma'ariv services)

Monday, April 17: Seventh Day of Pesach

9:30 a.m. Yom Tov morning services, followed by a light kiddush

(No Mincha & Ma'ariv services)
after 8:19 pm Candlelighting

Tuesday, April 18: Final Day of Pesach

9:30 a.m. Yom Tov morning services, including Shir HaShirim & Yizkor, followed by a light kiddush

(No Mincha & Ma'ariv services)
8:19 p.m. Havdalah

Chametz sold through the shul can be eaten at 9:19 p.m.

 

Please note that we will not be holding children’s programs on Pesach itself, including Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach.
Shabbat morning children’s programming will resume after Pesach, on Saturday, April 22nd.

Chag kasher v'sameach!