Happy Passover!
Celebrate Pesach in 2020!
 
Wednesday Evening April 8 - Saturday April 16, 2020
 
 
Rabbi's Message
 
As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws, customs and traditions associated with the holiday, and what this holiday represents to us personally and as a People, especially during this unprecedented time.

Please let us know about helping you celebrate your own intimate Passover seder in the comfort of your own home with a Seder To-Go Kit. With the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the guidelines of the CDC and social distancing, we won't be hosting public Seders this year, but delivering Seder To-Go Kits to those that reserve one. Chabad is here for you regardless of the circumstances!

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a safe, kosher and happy Pesach,
 
 
 
 
Passover Timeline
 

Wednesday // April 8

Eat Chametz until: 10:45am
Burn your chametz before: 11:50am
Candle lighting time: 7:02pm
First Seder: after candle lighting

Thursday // April 9

Candle lighting time: after 7:59pm
Second Seder: after candle lighting


 
Sell Your Chametz
 

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Pesach.

Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
 
 
 
 
Maos Chittim
 
\"All who are hungry, let them come and eat.\" We must ensure that our brothers and sisters have the means to celebrate freedom too.

Most of the people who are hungry will not be standing in our dining rooms as we begin our Seder, waiting for the invitation. As such, in preparation for the Passover holiday, it is age-old Jewish tradition to contribute generously towards funds that ensure that indeed everyone who is in need has the necessary provisions for the holiday—food, matzah, wine, festive clothing, etc.

Learn more!

 
 
 
 
Shmurah Matzah
 
Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.

Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.

Get your matzah today by calling 818-964-9428.
 
Meal of Moshiach
 

Thursday, April 16, before sundown

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Pesach, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Pesach concludes with a \"Feast of Moshiach.\" This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Pesach and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.
 
 
 
Further Reading
 
Pesach is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Pesach features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Pesach.