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WESTWOOD KEHILLA, 5778, 2018 PASSOVER TIMES

WESTWOOD KEHILLA, 5778, 2018
PASSOVER TIMES

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Thursday, March 29th
6:30 am Shacharit
6:55 pm Mincha / Maariv
Bedikat Chometz – after 7:50 pm

The “Bitul Chometz” formula is said after the Bedikah; this can be said in English.  (The “Bitul” can be found at the beginning of most Haggadas.) 

Friday, March 30th, Erev Shabbat and Yom Tov
   5:29 – Fast of the First Born begins
6:45 am – Shacharit
   7:25 am Siyum by Rabbi Stewart
Bagel Breakfast for Bechorim after the Siyum

 7:00-11:00am – Burning the Chametz

Final Eating of Chometz – 10:30 am

Final Burning of Chometz – 11:44 am 

 Say the “Bitul Chometz” formula after the chametz burning, but prior to 11:44 am.

 March 30th, Shabbat and Yom Tov Day 1
   6:55 pm – Regular Candle lighting
6:55 pm – Mincha
Short Dvar Torah by Rabbi Stewart
7:25 pm Maariv; the prayer “Magen Avot”, usually said on Shabbat night, is not said on this night.

Kiddush & Seder should not start before 7:51 pm

12:57 am – Halachic Midnight (chatzos). The Afikomon should ideally be eaten by this time.

 March 31st, Shabbat and Yom Tov Day 1
   9:00 am Shacharit

Tefillat “Tal” (Prayer for Dew) is said during Mussaf.  During Shacharit we say “Mashiv HaRuach u’Morid HaGeshem” in the Shmona Esrei for the last time. Beginning with Mussaf it is omitted.

One does not prepare on one day of the Chag for the next day.  Seudat Shlishit this Shabbat should be eaten at home.

6:50 pm Mincha
7:10 pm Shiur by Rabbi Stewart

Shabbat Concludes, and Yom Tov Day 2
   7:45 pm Maariv

After 7:58 pm, Candle lighting and Seder preparations.  Tonight’s Kiddush includes the Havdalah for the conclusion of the Shabbat.  Counting of the Omer should begin at the Seder for those who did not count it at Maariv.

Sunday, April 1st, Yom Tov Day 2
   9:00 am Shacharit
7:00 pm Mincha
7:20 pm Shiur
7:40 pm Maariv.  Start saying “Tal U’Matar” in Shmona Esrei, and include “Ya’ale vi”Yavo” during Chol HaMoed.
7:52 pm Havdalah [Just haGafen and haMavdil]

Monday, April 2nd, to Thursday, April 5th, Chol HaMoed
   Shacharit:  6:30 am
Mincha: 7:00 pm (Monday through Wednesday)

Erev Tavshilin is performed  on Thursday before Yom Tov to permit cooking for Shabbat on Friday.

Thursday Afternoon/Evening , April 5th, 7th Day Yom Tov
   5:58 pm Earliest Candle lighting
7:00 pm Regular Candle lighting
7:00 pm Mincha
Short Dvar Torah by Rabbi Stewart
7:45 pm Maariv

No Shehecheyanu blessing is said during Candle lighting or Kiddush on the last days of the holiday.

Friday, April 6th, 7th Day Yom Tov [Erev Sahbbat]
   8:45 am Shacharit
5:59 pm Earliest Candle lighting
7:00 pm Regular Candle lighting
7:00 pm Mincha
7:20 pm Shiur
7:45 pm Maariv

April 7th, Shabbat and 8th Day Yom Tov
   8:45 am Shacharit
9:30am [Shir HaShirim is read]
10:15 am (Approximately) Yizkor

6:45 pm Mincha
7:05 pm Neilat HaChag (Dvar Torah and Singing)
7:50 pm Maariv
7:57 pm Havdala

Please wait until 9 pm to eat the Chometz you have sold via the Rabbi

Davening Times, Sunday- Friday, April 8-13

      Shacharit
            Sunday, 8:15 am
Monday and Thursday, 6:30 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 6:45 am

Mincha, 7:05 pm

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Pesach Resources 2019

As Pesach quickly approaches, we will do our best to keep you informed of news and announcements regarding products and other useful information. Please check back here often as things will change and be added as they become available.

Chametz sale form – here

Get Smart for the Seder — Rabbi Avi Stewart’s Haggadah shiur with clever insights and stories to share at your Seder table. Audio of the classes can be found here.

Many people have been asking what needs to be immersed in a mikvah and what does not. See here for a user-friendly guide to these issues.

The KosherQuest magazine is now available for download here.

For people of Sephardic heritage click here for a reliable Pesach resource.

The Star-K website has a plethora of information about Pesach.

The Orthodox Union has a helpful site as well, including a search for product box.

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Haggadah Workshop

Prepare to engage everyone at your Seder.

Become a Master Seder Leader!

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The first class of a three-part series on Getting Smart for the Seder. Join us on Wednesday nights at 8:00 for the continuation of the series.

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Pesach Resources

As Pesach quickly approaches, we will do our best to keep you informed of news and announcements regarding products and other useful information.

Please check back here often as things will change and be added as they become available.

The Star-K website has a plethora of information about Pesach.

The Orthodox Union has a helpful site as well, including a search for product box.

Kosherquest has a wonderful site as well. You can download Rabbi Eidlitz’s book here.

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