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April 12 - 20, 2025
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Join us for the Passover Seder
Celebrate Passover with family and friends, relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine, and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.
What is Pesach?
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus
Key Chametz Times
Finish eating Chametz before
4/22/24, 10:33 AM
The absolute deadline for eating chametz is the morning before Passover, it is forbidden to eat chametz until the close of the festival in eight days.
Sell and Burn Chametz before
4/22/24, 11:42 AM
By this time, the chametz should be burned, and there should be no chametz remaining in your possession.
Pesach Times
First night Candle Lighting
4/22/24, 7:22 PM
As Passover begins, we light candles, marking the start of a sacred journey. For the next eight days, we refrain from eating chametz, symbolizing our commitment to freedom and renewal.
Second Night Candle Lighting
4/23/24, After 8:27 PM
As we enter the second night of Passover, we kindle the flames once more, deepening our connection to this ancient tradition.
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