Pesach, the Season of Our Liberation

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Reminder:  The office closes at noon on Friday, March 30.

Seders, March 30 and 31, 2018.  Do you have a place at your table?  Passover begins on Friday night, March 30, with the first seder meal.  Please contact the office no later than Friday, March 23, if you will have a place at your table for guests on either Friday or Saturday night or if you are in need of a place to go.

Mechirat Hametz:  How to sell your hametz to Rabbi Minkus

Cup of ElijahTuesday, March 13
6:15 p.m. - Women's Seder with Cantor Rosenberg

Sunday, March 11
10:15 a.m. – Wondering Year with Rabbi Minkus

Wednesday, April 4
7:00 p.m. – Aviv, Passover Pop-Up Restaurant.
See details and buy your pre-paid ticket.

The Nelson Judaica Gift Shop offers 10% off on all in‑stock seder plates.

Chag Sameach and Happy New Year!  Yes, Passover is one of several Jewish New Years.  Passover commemorates when our ancestors emerged from slavery to become a nation.  On the 15th of Nisan we celebrate that we, as Jews, are a people, whereas the 1st of Tishrei (Rosh HaShanah) commemorates the birth of the world.  And in light of this, spend time at your Seder reflecting on the previous year while giving voice to some of your hopes for the upcoming year.  At your Seder ask questions, disagree, discuss and be fully present.  On your Seder Plate put a corkscrew (representing the cyclical nature of Jewish life), an orange (a feminist and inclusive motif), a fishbone (you decide!), and other items that will lead to everyone, children and adults alike, to ask why.  And as we open the door for Elijah, in part symbolizing the protection and freedom we feel, may we remember that we may be free but too many are not.  For us (Rabbi Minkus and Cantor Rosenberg), we are endlessly grateful to be a part of a community that is thoughtful, engaging and inclusive.  May this Passover, this Jewish New Year be one of health and happiness, and may we all have a Seder of meaning and a holiday that leads to personal and communal growth.

Friday, March 30
At 7:30 a.m. morning minyan – Siyyum B'chorim
After morning minyan – First-born Seudah
Office closes at noon
First Seder in the home

Saturday, March 31
First Day

9:30 a.m. – Shabbat & Festival Services
Second Seder in the home
Wednesday, April 4
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
Sunday, April 1
Second Day

9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Thursday, April 5
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
Monday, April 2
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
Friday, April 6
Seventh Day

Sh'vi'i shel Pesach
9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Tuesday, April 3
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
Saturday, April 7
Eighth Day

9:30 a.m. – Shabbat & Festival Services
11:00 a.m. – Yizkor Memorial Service

From The Rabbinical Assembly:  Pesah Prep
From Jvillage Network:  Passover Holiday Guide

Siddur Audio Hagaddah audio clips

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