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at Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville
Pesach: April 8-16, 2020
Message from the Rabbi

Dear Friends,

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.

Please join us in celebrating this season.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Pesach,

Rabbi Goldstein

Passover Update: 

As Passover approaches, we are following the guidelines set forth by the CDC to limit large gatherings and at this time, are unable to host our annual community Passover Seder.  That being said, Passover can't be skipped and we remain committed to assuring that everyone has all the items needed for Passover.  We have put together Seder To-Go option for you & your family.

The forms below offer the opportunity to purchase a Seder To-Go meal(s), Sell your Chametz, and to offer financial support during this difficult time through Project Dignity.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach me.  I am committed to you, especially during these trying times.  rabbi@chabadnaperville.com   630-957-8122

Thank you and stay healthy! 

PASSOVER FORM - Order Seder To-Go Meal - Due by March 31st

Sell your Chametz - due by April 5th

Project Dignity Donation Form  - Help a family in need


Community Seder

No Community Seder this year.  Order your Seder To-Go meals.

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Service Schedule - tentative
Wednesday – April 8th
Eat Chametz until: 10:42am
Burn your Chametz before: 11:48am
Candle lighting time: 7:06pm
Thursday – April 9th
Candle Lighting: 8:10pm
Friday – April 10th

Candle Lighting: 7:09pm

Saturday – April 11th
Morning Services: 10:00am
Followed by Kiddush Lunch
Shabbat ends: 8:13pm
Wednesday – April 15th
Morning Services: 11:00am 
Followed by Kiddush Lunch
Candle lighting time: 8:18pm
Thursday – April 16th
Morning Services: 11:00am
Yizkor: 11:30am
Moshiach Seuda-Meal: 7:00pm
Yom Tov Ends: 8:19pm
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.

Order 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.

Order your matzah today!

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Meal of Moshiach - Tentative

Thursday April 16th, 7:00 pm at Chabad of Naperville 

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.

Holiday Guide
Pesach Guide
The Seder
Pesach Story
Study & History
Kids Site
Pesach Picks

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.