Pesach, the Season of Our Liberation

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Reminder:  The office closes at noon on Friday, April 19.

Seders, April 19 and 20, 2019.  Do you have a place at your table?  Passover begins on Friday night, April 19, with the first seder meal.  Please contact the office no later than Friday, April 12, 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, date tba
6:15 p.m. - Women's Seder with Cantor Rosenberg

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, April 19
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, April 20
First Day

9:30 a.m. – Shabbat & Festival Services
Second Seder in the home
Wednesday, April 24
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
 
 
Sunday, April 21
Second Day

9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Thursday, April 25
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
 
Monday, April 22
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
 
 
Friday, April 26
Seventh Day

Sh'vi'i shel Pesach
9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Tuesday, Apri 23
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
 
 
Saturday, April 27
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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