PASSOVERפסח

“Remember this day, on which you went free from Egypt, the house of bondage,

how the Lord freed you from it with a mighty hand.”

Pesach 5778 Calendar of Times and Services

Festival Times

MARCH 29:

Search for chametz, from 7:19 p.m. DST until midnight

MARCH 30:

Latest time for eating chametz, 10:53 a.m. DST

Latest time for annuling chametz, 11:57 a.m. DST

Earliest time First Seder may begin, 7:20 p.m. DST

MARCH 31:

The Second Seder should not begin any earlier than 7:40 p.m. DST



AFTER THE CHAG ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Restoring the home to pre-Pesach condition must await the end of the chag at 8:13 p.m. DST. Chametz may not be used or eaten before 9:30 p.m. DST, and should not be used in any case until the kitchen has been converted back to non-Pesach use.

Bread and cakes baked by Jewish-owned bakeries on Pesach or baked by Jewish-owned bakeries that did not sell their chametz may not be eaten at all.


Services

NOTE: ALL SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN FORT LEE

Shabbat morning, March 31, First Day of Pesach, 9:30 a.m.

Thursday evening, April 5, Seventh Day of Pesach, 6:00 p.m.

Friday morning, April 6, Seventh Day of Pesach*, 9:30 a.m.

Friday evening, April 6, Final Day of Pesach, 6:00 p.m.

Shabbat morning, April 7, Final Day of Pesach, 9:30 a.m.

* Yizkor will be recited, beginning sometime after 11 a.m.

Candle-lighting Times

March 30      7:02 p.m. DST

March 31     8:06 p.m. DST

April 5     7:08 p.m. DST

April 6     7:09 p.m. DST

End Times

April 1     8:07 p.m. DST

April 7     8:13 p.m. DST

SELL YOUR CHAMETZ HERE!

Ridding our homes of all chametz before Pesach is a requirement, but it is not entirely possible to do so, which is why we should sell our chametz to a non-Jew. This is not optional for Conservative Jews. Please download the contract, fill it out, sign it, include a check for $18 made out to Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades (mark the memo line “chametz sale”), and return them to CBIOTP no later than Thursday, March 22. The address is CBIOTP, 207 Edgewater Road, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010-2201. To download the contract in PDF format, click here.