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Pesach 5779 | Passover 2019

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Chametz Sale 2019

March 26, 2019

Dear Friends,

Purim is over and 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, 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

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 Schedule

Pre-Pesach Programs

Chametz Sale
Sell your Chametz with BMH-BJ by Thrusday morning, April 18:
Fill out the form online at

Shabbat HaGadol Drasha
Saturday, April 13 at 11:20 am in the Sanctuary

A special presentation by Rabbi Chaitovsky on BMH-BJ and it's Relationship to Orthodoxy - Past, Present, and Future.
A delicious Kiddush will follow in the Lustig Social Hall.

Pesach Kashering
Wednesday, April 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in Fisher Hall
Kasher your utensils for Pesach with the help of the Vaad at BMH-BJ.
Anything you would like kashered must be clean and not used for 24 hours.
Kashering is free of charge, but donations are welcome. 

Erev Pesach

Thursday, April 18
Bedikat Chametz - Search for Chametz - after Nightfall

Friday, April 19
Fast of the Firstborn/Shacharit - 6:45 am (Chapel)
Latest time to EAT chametz - 10:43 am
Latest time to BURN/NULIFY chametz - 11:51 am
Mincha/Maariv - 6:05 pm (Chapel)
Candle Lighting - 7:22 pm
First Seder - after 8:25 pm


Shabbat, April 20
First Day Services - 9:00am (Sanctuary) & 9:15 am (Chapel)
Mincha/Maariv - 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting and Second Seder - 8:25 pm

Sunday, April 21
Second Day Services - 9:00 am (Sanctuary) 9:15 am (Chapel)
Mincha/Maariv - 7:30 pm (Chapel)
Havdalah - 8:26 pm

Chol Hamoed

Monday, April 22 - Wednesday, April 24
Shacharit - 6:20 am (Chapel)
Mincha/Maariv - 6:10 pm (Chapel)

Thursday, April 25
Shacharit - 6:20 am (Chapel)
Mincha/Maariv - 6:10 pm (Chapel)
Candle Lighting - 7:28 pm


Friday, April 26
Seventh Day Services - 9:15 am (Chapel)
Mincha/Maariv - 6:10 pm
Candle Lighting - 7:29 pm 

Shabbat, April 27
Eighth Day Services - 9:00 am (Sanctuary) & 9:15 am (Chapel)
Yizkor Service approx. 10:30 am (Sanctuary & Chapel)
Rabbi Dr. Hillel Goldberg will speak in the Chapel
Mincha/Maariv - 7:25 pm
Havdalah - 8:32 pm

* Daf Yomi each morning 1 hour prior to Shacharit

Rabbi's Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

Shabbat, April 13 after services at 11:20 in the Sanctuary
A special presentation by
Rabbi Chaitovsky on BMH-BJ and its Relationship to Orthodoxy — Past, Present and Future
A delicious Kiddush will follow in the Lustig Socail Hall.


Gift Shop Passover Items

Online Resources

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

Star-K Passover Directory

 Passover Guide 


Sun, April 21 2019 16 Nisan 5779