Shabbat & Weekly Davening Times


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 Shemoneh 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










Weekday Schedule
Sunday, 8:15 am
(Special Early Time for Purim); Megilla read at 8:15 am
Monday and Thursday, 6:30 am
Tues, Wed & Fri, 6:45 am
7:05 pm (Daylight Savings Time)