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Pesach 5782 | Passover 2022

Please read below for our Pesach information 


Pesach Services
Please be aware that mask mandates are no longer in effect but masking is still recommended.

Service Registration
The only services for which we are requesting registration are those for Friday and Saturday nights, April 15th and April 16th.  We can only have services if we know we will have a minyan present.  Please pre-register via the link below by Thursday evening, April 14th:

Chametz Sale 2022

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 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 your information online at, you appoint me as your agent to sell your chametz on your behalf.  Forms are also available in the main office or you can download it and print it yourself and email it to, or bring it in to me personally at my office.  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.  If you need help, please call Rachael in the clergy office, so she can help you sell your chametz over the phone. 

The deadline for submission is April 10, 2022.

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

Pesach Schedule

Pesach 5782, April 15-23, 2022

Virtual Pre-Pesach Class Series with Rabbi Chaitovsky

      Tuesday, April 5 at 7:15 pm, Pandemic Pesach 3.0
Virtual Pre-Pesach Class Series with Cantor Goldstein
      Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 pm, Music and Liturgy of the Haggadah
Thursdays, March 31 and April 7 at 7:00 pm, Can we connect every year to the same story without new spiritual energy? 
Thoughtful suggestions to bring you Seder alive.

Shabbat Hagadol Drashah in the Sanctuary, April 9, 2022
Royal Humility:  Insights on the Pesach Seder by Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, obm
Class will follow that morning's davening at approx 11:30 am

Yizkor prayers are said during morning service after the reading of the Torah on the 8th day of Pesach, Shabbat, April 23, 2022.

Complete Pesach Schedule

Pre-Pesach, Thursday, April 14, 2022

                                    Bedikat Chametz / Search for Chametz after nightfall 7:46 pm

Erev-Pesach, Friday, April 15, 2022

                                    Taanit Bechorot / Fast of Firstborn

                                    Shacharit 6:45 am (Sanctuary) with Siyum immediately after with Rabbi Fleischmann
                                                                                     (in person and also on Zoom at the regular Zoom link)

                                    Fast begins 4:52 am / Fast ends 8:06 pm

                                    Latest time to EAT Chametz 10:42 am
                                    Latest time to NULLIFY/BURN/SELL Chametz 11:44 am (the sixth seasonal hour)

                                    In-person Mincha/Maariv in the Chapel 7:00 pm**
               **We can only hold services if we have a minyan, please pre-register by Thursday evening, April 14th.
                                    Candle Lighting 7:18 pm
                                    Earliest Kiddush 8:20 pm

1st Day Pesach, Shabbat, April 16, 2022
                                    Shacharit 9:00 am (Chapel), 9:45 am (Sanctuary)
                                    In-person Mincha/Maariv in the Chapel 7:15 pm**
               **We can only hold services if we have a minyan, please pre-register by Thursday evening, April 14th.
                                    Candle Lighting 8:20 pm / Seder to follow
2nd Day Pesach, Sunday, April 17, 2022
                                    Shacharit 9:00 am (Chapel), 9:45 am (Sanctuary)
                                    No in-person or online Mincha/Maariv
                                    Havdalah 8:22 pm
Chol Hamoed, Monday April 18 - Thursday, April 21, 2022
                                    Shacharit 6:30 am (Chapel)
Chol Hamoed, Thursday, April 21, 2022
                                    Candle Lighting 7:24 pm
7th Day Pesach, Friday, April 22, 2022
                                    Shacharit 9:00 am (Chapel), 9:45 am (Sanctuary)
                                    Mincha/Maariv 6:30 pm (Chapel)
                                    Candle Lighting 7:25 pm
8th Day Pesach, Shabbat, April 23, 2022
                                    Shacharit 9:00 am (Chapel), 9:45 am (Sanctuary)
                                    Yizkor service will be recited (Sanctuary and Chapel) during morning service after the reading of the Torah.  Approx. 10:30 am
                                    No in-person or online Mincha/Maariv
                                    Havdalah 8:28 pm

Best wishes to everyone 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, 2021. For those who may never have made Pesach, or have not done so in a very long time, from shopping to kashering to doing a seder. 

Preparing Your Home for Passover - information for 5780 - pending update.

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

Thu, February 2 2023 11 Shevat 5783