Passover at Park

Passover Service Times

All Passover Services will be held at on Zoom. See below for the schedule.

  Passover Guide

   This year, Passover begins as Shabbat ends on Saturday night, March 27. This requires a few           
   changes in the usual protocol, including when to search for Chametz and how to use Leaven     bread during Shabbat. Here is the link to the official guidelines in the Conservative movement for

   this process: https://bit.ly/3axSrfA

   The guidelines for Passover Kosher observance from the Conservative movement is contained in
   the following link:
https://bit.ly/3qDmmZ8

 

Kashering of Utensils - Hagalah

Under special circumstances, contact Natalie at (216) 371-2244, 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 March Bulletin or online here before Friday,March 26 at 10:00 am.  The Pesach season has always been a time for tzedakah, please consider making a donation. 

Passover Candle Lighting

On Saturday evening, March 27, one should perform the Havdalah ceremony and then light the Passover Holiday candles at 8:28 pm. For those who begin their Seder before the time for Havdalah, they should postpone the lighting of the Havdalah and Holiday candles until 8:28 pm. 

Saturday, March 27 • 8:28 pm
Sunday, March 28 • 8:30 pm
Friday, April 2 • 7:35 pm
Saturday, April 3 • 8:36 pm
Sunday April 4 • 8:37 pm

(End of Passover)
 

Bedichat Chametz - The Search for Chametz

The search for the chametz should be conducted Thursday Evening, March 25. 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, March 26 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

Saturday, March 27  Erev Passover

(MINCHA SERVICE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING)

First Congregational Zoom Seder: 6:30 pm


Sunday, March 28  First Day of Passover
Passover Morning Service: 10:00 am - 12:10 pm
(MINCHA SERVICE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING)
Congregational Zoom Seder 6:30 pm


Monday, March 29  Second Day of Passover
Passover Morning Service: 10:10 am-12:00 Noon
Passover Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Tuesday, March 30 Hol Hamoed
Morning Service: 7:30 am

Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Wednesday, March 31 Hol Hamoed
Morning Service: 7:30 am
Evening Service: 6:00 pm
 

Thursday, April 1 Hol Hamoed
Morning Service: 7:30 am

Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Friday, April 2 Hol Hamoed
Morning Service: 7:30 am

Evening Service: 6:00 pm


Saturday, April 3 Passover Shabbat

Passover Morning Service: 10:10 am-12:00 Noon

Passover Evening Service: 6:00 pm

 

Sunday, April 4  Eighth Day of Passover & Yizkor

Passover Morning Service: 10:10 am-12:10 pm

Passover Evening Service: 5:30 pm