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Pesach 5780 | Passover 2020

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Chametz Sale 2020

Dear Friends,

Pesach preparations are under way. As most of us know, the Torah prohibits us from not only eating, but also owning, chametz on Pesach. The sale of chametz is a time-honored tradition in Jewish Law enabling us to more easily observe this prohibition.  It is a complicated procedure and it is customary to have a Rabbi familiar with the requirements to handle the sale.

Some of you have sold your chametz through BMH-BJ in previous years, and I encourage everyone to do so.  I am ready – and would be honored - to act as your agent and assist you in this important tradition.

By filling out the attached form, you appoint me as your agent to sell your chametz on your behalf. You may mail the form to my office, email it to clergyassist@bmh-bj.org, or bring it in to me personally. I would love the opportunity to meet and speak with you and assure you that everything will be handled properly and according to Jewish Law.

The form can also be filled out and submitted online at https://www.bmh-bj.org/form/chametz-sale-2020.html.

Please note that there are many in our community who find it difficult to celebrate Pesach. It is a financial hardship for them. A contribution to my discretionary fund earmarked for Maot Chitim – Passover Food, will make it easier for those in need to have kosher food for Pesach. Your generosity is most appreciated.

Best wishes to you for a Chag Kasher v’Sameach, a joyful and kosher Pesach.

Warmly,Rabbi Chai 001
Rabbi Chaitovsky

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Pesach Schedule

Pesach 5780, April 8-16, 2020

 

Shabbat Hagadol Drashah April 4, at 11:30 am
HaLachma Anya, Bread of Affliction: A Prayer of the Diaspora
As we prepare to enter Pesach, Rabbi Chaitovsky will lead a post-service shiur following Shabbat morning services on Saturday, April 4 at 11:30 am in the Sanctuary.  A chametzdik Kiddush to follow in the Lustig Social Hall.

 

Chametz Sale

The sale of chametz is a time-honored tradition in Jewish Law. To sell your chametz through Rabbi Chaitovsky please fill out your information online at https://www.bmh-bj.org/form/chametz-sale-2020.html  Forms are also available in the main office.  If you cannot do either of the above we can mail you or email you a form directly.  Deadline for submission is March 31, 2020. 

 

Complete Pesach Schedule

Erev Pesach, Tues. April 7

Bedikat Chametz/Search for Chametz after nightfall

 

Erev Pesach, Weds. April 8

Fast of Firstborn / Shacharit 6:45 am (Chapel) with Siyum

                                    Latest time to EAT Chametz 10:45 am

                                    Latest time to BURN /NULLIFY/SELL Chametz 11:45 am

                                    Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm (Chapel)

                                    Candle Lighting 7:12 pm

1st Day Pesach, Thurs. April 9

Shacharit 9:00 am (Sanct.), 9:15 am (Chapel)

                                    Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm (Chapel)

                                    Candle Lighting and Second Seder – 8:15 pm

2nd Day Pesach, Fri. April 10

Shacharit 9:15 am (Chapel only)

                                    Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm (Chapel)

                                    Candle Lighting 7:14 pm

Chol Hamoed Shabbat, April 11

Shacharit 9:00 am (Sanct.), 9:15 am (Chapel)

                                    Mincha/Maariv 7:10 pm (Chapel)

                                    Havdalah 8:17 pm

Chol Hamoed, Sun. April 12

Shacharit 8:30 am (Chapel), Mincha/Maariv 6:00 pm (Chapel)

Chol Hamoed, Mon. April 13

Shacharit 6:20 am (Chapel), Mincha/Maariv 6:00 pm (Chapel)

Chol Hamoed, Tues. April 14

Shacharit 6:20 am (Chapel), Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm (Chapel)

                                    Candle Lighting 7:18 pm

7th Day Pesach, Weds. April 15

Shacharit 9:15 am (Chapel only)

                                    Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm (Chapel)

                                    Candle Lighting 8:21 pm

8th Day Pesach, Thurs. April 16

Shacharit 9:00 am (Sanct.), 9:15 am (Chapel)

                                    Yizkor service at approx. 10:30 am (Sanctuary and Chapel)

Mincha/Maariv 7:25 pm (Chapel)

                                    Havdalah 8:22 pm

 

Best wishes to you for a Chag Kasher v’Sameach, a joyful and kosher Pesach! 
 

 

 

Online Resources

For a comprehensive guide on Passover, home preparation, rituals, and food, please refer to:

CRC Passover Guide

OU Guide to Passover

Scroll K Pesach Guide

 

 

The Minimalist Guide to Passover and Seder  from Anshe Sholom Congregation in Lakeview, Illinois. For those who may never have made Pesach, or have not done so in a very long time, especially if you are solo this year. From shopping to kashering to doing a seder. 

Preparing Your Home for Passover - more information for this special Pesach

International Rabbinic Fellowship Pesach 2020 Guide
 

A Guide to a Concise but Halachik Seder

A Different Pesach - for Solo and Small Sedarim

Ok for Pesach without special certification

Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780