Park's Passover Guide
Bedichat Chametz - The Search for Chametz
The search for the chametz should be conducted Tuesday evening, April 7th. 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 Wednesday, April 8th 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)
with Rabbi Skoff
(and his special virtual guests).
Park's Passover Seder
April 8th & 9th
*These links are no longer available. please check your email or weekly wrap for Park's Passover Seder Zoom Link.
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 Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 am. The Pesach season has always been a time for tzedakah, please consider making a donation.
Passover Zoom Schedule
Wednesday, April 8 • Erev Passover
Thursday, April 9 • First Day of Passover
Friday, April 10 • Second Day of Passover
Saturday, April 11
Sunday, April 12
Tuesday, April 14
Wednesday, April 15 • Seventh Day of Passover
Thursday, April 16 • Eighth Day of Passover
Monday, April 13
*These links are unavailable on the Park Website. Check your email or weekly wrap for Park's Passover Seder Zoom Link and Saturday Shabbat Services.
Anyone who is in need of a community at this time, or feels alone or unconnected, there is a place for you at Park.
If you are interested in any of our virtual programs, services, or are just looking for a way to connect, please contact
Allison Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-371-2244, ext. 121.