Westwood Kehilla

Pesach Schedule, 5777, 2017

Parshat Tzav: Sahbbat haGadol April 7th -8th

Candle lighting:
Earliest 6:00
Regular Candle Lighting 7:01
Mincha 6:45

Shacharis 845
Latest Shemah 9:44
Kiddush 11:30
Shabbos haGadol Drasha 12:00
Luncheon 12:45
Mincha 1:45
Seudah Shlishit at home

Sahbbos ends at 8:02
Maariv at 8:15 at Westwood Bet Knesset

Sunday, April 9th
8:15 am Shacharit
7:05 pm Mincha / Maariv
Bedikat Chometz – after 7:58PM

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 Haggadahs.)

Monday, April 10th, Erev Yom Tov
5:11am – Fast of the First Born begins
6:30 am – Shacharit
7:15 am Siyum
Breakfast for Bechorim after the Siyum at Westwood Bet Knesset

7:00-11:00am – Burning the Chametz
Community Burning of Chometz @ 8906 W. Pico Blvd.
Final Eating of Chometz – 10:21 am
Final Burning of Chometz – 11:37 am

Say the “Bitul Chometz” formula after the chometz burning
Before 11:37 am

7:02 pm – Candle Lighting
7:05 pm – Mincha
Short Dvar Torah by Rabbi Stewart
7:35 pm Maariv
Kiddush & Seder should not start before 8:05 pm
12:54 am – Halachic Midnight (chatzos). The Afikomon should ideally be eaten at the Seder by this time.

First day of Chag: Tuesday, April 11th, 1st day Yom Tov
9:00 am Shacharit

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

6:45 pm Pre-Mincha Shiur
7:05 pm Mincha
7:20 pm Shiur by Rabbi Stewart
Shiurim by Community Members
7:50 pm Maariv
8:06 pm Earliest Candle lighting and Seder preparations

One does not prepare on one day of the Chag for the next day.
Counting of the Omer should begin at the Seder for those who did not count it at Maariv.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2nd day Yom Tov
9:00 am Shacharit
7:10 pm Mincha
7:35 pm Shiur by Community Members
8:00 pm Maariv
8:07 pm Havdalah
Start saying “Vitein Bracha” in the Maariv Shmona Esrei

Thursday-Friday, April 13-14, Chol HaMoed
Shacharit: 6:30 am
Mincha (Thursday): 7:15 pm

Friday Evening
6:03 pm Earliest Candlelighting
7:07 pm Regular Candlelighting
6:45 pm, Mincha
Short Drash by Rabbi Stewart
7:15 pm, Maariv

Shabbat Morning
8:45 am, Shacharit
9:30 (Approximately) Reading of Shir HaShirim

Shabbat Afternoon
6:50 pm, Mincha
7:10 pm, Seudat Shlishit
8:08 pm, Shabbat Ends

Sunday, April 16th, Erev Yom Tov
8:00 am Shacharit
6:05 pm Earliest Candle lighting
7:08 pm Regular Candle lighting
7:00 pm Mincha
Short Dvar Torah by Rabbi Stewart
There is no Shehecheyanu blessing said during Candle- lighting
or Kiddush on the last two days of the holiday.

Monday, April 17th, 7th Day Yom Tov
9:00 am Shacharit
6:00 pm Mincha
6:15 pm Shiur
6:30 pm Maariv
7:08 pm Regular Candle Lighting
Repeat Shemah after 8:05 pm

Tuesday, April 18th, 8th Day Yom Tov
8:45 am Shacharit
10:15 am (Approximately) Yizkor
6:40 pm Mincha
7:00 pm Neilat HaChag (Dvar Torah and Singing)
8:05 pm Maariv
8:12 pm Havdala

Please wait until 9:00 to eat the Chometz you have sold via the Rabbi

Davening Times, Wednesday – Friday, April 19-21
Thursday, 6:30 am
Wednesday, and Friday, 6:45 am

Mincha, 7:15 pm