Rabbi Shaffer will be collecting ‘Mechirat Chametz’ forms on Sunday Morning, April 14, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, and on Tuesday Evening April 16, 8:15 - 9:15 PM.

Bedikat Chametz: The search for Chametz should take place on

Thursday evening, April 18 after 8:29 PM

Pesach Eve

Taanit Bechorim

Friday, April 19


First evening of Pesach

Friday Evening, April 19

7:00 AM: Shacharit

7:30 AM: Community Siyyum for the Firstborns

10:52 AM: Last time for Eating Chametz

11:59 AM: Last time for Burning Chametz

7:30 PM: Candle-lighting

7:35 PM: Mincha

(Setting the Tone for Pesach w/ Rabbi Shaffer)

8:30 PM or later: Time to begin Seder

First day of Pesach

Shabbat, April 20

Second Evening of Pesach


9:00 AM: Shacharit

(open play for kids)

Approx. 9:30 AM: Hallel

7:35 PM: Mincha


Not before 8:32 PM: Candle-lighting & Second Seder

Second Day of Pesach

Sunday, April 21

1st Day of the Omer


9:00 AM: Shacharit

(open play for kids)

Approx. 9:30 AM: Hallel

7:35 PM: Mincha


8:25 PM: Maariv

8:33 PM: Havdalah

Eve of Seventh Day of Pesach

Thursday, April 25

5th Day of the Omer

Prepare an Eruv Tavshilin this afternoon. Instructions for this ceremony can be viewed here.

after 7:37 PM: Candle-Lighting

7:40 PM: Mincha

(Shiur followed by Ma’ariv)

Seventh eve of Pesach

Thursday evening, April 25

6th Day of Omer

Seventh Day of Pesach

Friday, April 26

7th day of Omer

Eighth Eve of Pesach

Friday evening, April 26

8th Day of Omer

Eighth Day of Pesach

Shabbat, April 27

8th Day of Omer

9:00 AM: Shacharit

10:30 AM: Rabbi’s Drasha

10:30 AM: Children’s Programming begins

Shir HaShirim is read

7:15 PM: Mincha


Before 7:37 PM: Candle-Lighting


9:00 AM: Shacharit

10:30 AM: Drasha followed by Yizkor

10:30 AM: Children’s Programming Begins

7:45 PM: Mincha


8:30 PM: Ma’ariv

8:39 PM: Havdalah | If you sold chametz with Rabbi Shaffer please wait 2 hours before using the sold chametz.