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Preparing for Passover

 

Passover this year begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, and ends at nightfall on .


Please note: our office will close at 2:30pm on Friday, April 26, for Shabbat and for the seventh and eighth days of Passover, Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30. Our office will reopen at 8:30am on Wednesday, May 1.

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Here is everything you need this year: service schedule, resources for your seder, virtual seder opportunities and more.

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Q: Is there a particular Passover family tradition or personal element you are focusing on this year? Share with us on our Facebook page!

If you're looking for an easy appetizer, check out this Rosen family favorite!

Resources, FAQ and suggestions for kashering your kitchen, shopping for essentials, and more can be found on the Rabbinical Assembly’s website:

As the Haggadah says, “In every generation we each must see ourselves as if we personally left Egypt.” To enable us to identify with that story once again, we reenact the Exodus through story, discussion, and song at the Seder table, and we restrict our diet to remind ourselves of the slavery of Egypt and the need to redeem ourselves and others again and again. The Hebrew word for Egypt, Mitzrayim, means “straits,” probably because the Nile enters the Mediterranean not as one river but through multiple straits. Jewish
interpreters, however, have understood the word metaphorically as well, teaching us that in every generation we must seek to redeem ourselves and others from the straits of life – poverty, ignorance, prejudice, illness, meaninglessness, etc. That is our Jewish mission for life, the charge that God has given us and that the Passover story articulates for us anew each and every year.

"[...] as we explain the dietary rules of Passover below, we fervently hope that they will instead function as they are supposed to – namely, to serve as graphic reminders throughout the holiday of the critical lessons of Passover, of the need to free ourselves and the world around us of all the physical, intellectual, emotional, and communal straits that limit us and others in living a life befitting of people created in the image of God. May we all succeed in making this and every Passover the stimulus for us to fix the world in these ways every day of our lives."

Click here for the full guidance from the Rabbinical Assembly's Kashrut subcommittee.

Looking for Something New for your Seder?

 

If you are looking to take part in a virtual seder, here are some opportunities:

 

Did you miss Rabbi Rosen and Cantor Ness's "Taste of Passover" class? Click here to watch!


 

Mon, May 20 2024 12 Iyyar 5784