Passover at Park

Passover Service Times

All Passover Services will be held at Park Synagogue East. See below for the schedule.

 

Passover Seder Hotline

Have you and/or your family ever had no one with which to celebrate the Passover Seders? Whether you're new in town, or your friends and family will be away for the holiday, we want to make sure you are not alone this Passover!  Park’s Family Life Council has established a Passover Seder Holiday Hot Line. Please let us know if you would like to attend a Seder in another congregant’s home or to host one or more other Park members at your Seder.   Regardless of your age, we will do our best to help everyone feel a part of our community.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to make new friends at Park!  Please contact Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122 as soon as possible to host or to be hosted for Passover.  

 

Kashering of Utensils – Hagalah 

Interested in kashering for Passover in the traditional manner? On Sunday, April 14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and Wednesday, April 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm by appointment at Park Synagogue East, Gadi Galili, Park Synagogue's Mashgiach, will supervise the immersion of metal items into boiling water. Only utensils constructed of metal (no wood, plastic or teflon parts) may be kashered. Items must be thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned 24 hours prior to the immersion. For additional information, contact Gadi Galili at (216) 371-2244, ext. 193 or Natalie Maggelet at ext. 155.

 

Passover Dietary & Kashering Guide

Click here to download the Passover Guide provided in the April Bulletin.

 

Authorization for the Sale of Chametz

You may transfer the ownership of Chametz during the holiday by submitting the form found in the April Bulletin or online here before Friday, April 19 at 10:00 am.  The Pesach season has always been a time for tzedakah, please consider making a donation. 

Passover Events

Model Seder

(Pre-k to 6th Grade)

Pre-k-6th Grade and Family including Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club Family

Sunday, April 14

Park Synagogue East

 

Congregational Seder

Saturday, April 20

 6:45 pm 

Park Synagogue East


Kosher for Passover Shabbat Buffet Dinner
Friday, April 26

 6:00 pm
Park Synagogue East

 

Bedichat Chametz - The Search for Chametz

The search for the chametz should be conducted Thursday evening, April 18th. Using a candle, feather and wooden spoon, we search for chametz in our homes. To make sure that the search is successful, several pieces of bread are scattered throughout various parts of the house by an adult to be collected by the children during the search. Before the actual search begins, light the candle and recite this blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai elohaynu melech ha’olam asher kidshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu al bi’ur chametz.

Praised are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has made us holy with mitzvot and instructed us to remove the leaven.

 

After all of the chametz has been gathered and placed into a bag, recite this:

Kol chamira vechamiya de’ikah virshuti dela chamitay u’dela vay’artei udela yadana lay libtayl veílehevay hefker ke’afra de’ara.

Any leaven that may still be in the house, which I have not seen or have not removed, shall be as if it does not exist, and as the dust of the earth.

Bi-Ur Chametz - Burning the Leaven

On Friday, April 19th at 10:00 am, take all the leaven still remaining in the house together with the leaven collected during the search the previous night and burn it. When the leaven is burned, one may recite the following:

Kol chamira vachamiya de’ika birshuti (dechamitay) u’dela chamitay devayartay u’dela vayartay libtayl ve’lehavay hefker ke’afra de’ara.

Any leaven that may still be in the house (which I have seen and not seen, which I have or have not removed), shall be as if it does not exist, and as the dust of the earth.

 

“Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and there shall be no leavened bread or leavening seen with you, in all of your borders.” (Exodus: 13:7)

 

Passover Service Schedule

All services are at Park Synagogue East

Friday, April 19  Erev Passover
Evening Services: 5:00 pm


Saturday, April 20  First Day of Passover
Morning Service: 9:00 am
Evening Service: 6:00 pm
Congregational Seder following service
(prepaid RSVP required)


Sunday, April 21  Second Day of Passover
Morning Service: 9:00 am
Evening Service: 5:30 pm


Monday, April 22
Morning Service: 7:30 am

Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Tuesday, April 23
Morning Service: 7:30 am
Evening Service: 6:00 pm
 

Wednesday, April 24
Morning Service: 7:30 am

Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Thursday, April 25
Morning Service: 7:30 am

Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Friday, April 26  Seventh Day of Passover*

Morning Service: 9:00 am
Evening Service: 6:00 pm
Kosher for Passover Dinner following evening service
(prepaid RSVP required)


Saturday, April 27  Eighth Day of Passover & Yizkor
Morning Service: 9:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service approximately :10:20 am
Evening Service 6:00 pm


*No Holiday Clubhouse. All babies and children are welcome to join us at services.

 

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