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PESAH PROGRAMS



CHOCOLATE COVERED MATZAH FUNDRAISER

Soothe your sweet and salty cravings with matzah topped with chocolate chips and sprinkles — a perfect addition to your Seder Plate! All matzah will be prepared using new equipment under the direct supervision of Susan Werk to ensure it is kosher for Passover. The matzah will be made by volunteers as part of the Better to Serve program and proceeds will be donated to Daughters of Israel — a long-time partner with CAI — and Amigour, an organization that provides safe and affordable housing to seniors in Israel.

$18 Per Box

All orders must be received by 10:00 am on Sunday, April 14. Pickup will be in the Main Office entrance of the synagogue on Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 am to noon. If you have questions, please email education@agudath.org.

 



SALE OF HAMETZ

The Biblical injunction is that “no leaven shall be seen or found in your possession during Pesach.” In order not to be compelled to dispose of all leaven products in our possession — especially those of significant value — we have legal provisions for the sale of hametz that remains in our homes and/or offices. Every member of the community can appoint Rabbi Lucas to represent them for this transaction. Rabbi Lucas will “sell” everyone’s hametz to someone who is not Jewish for the duration of Pesach. After the holiday, the Rabbi will buy it back. While some may say this is only legal fiction, it serves an important purpose — to demonstrate the intention of everyone to observe the laws.

Click Here for more information and to complete the form to sell your hametz.

Please complete the form by Friday, April 19, at noon.


 

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FAMILY PESAH EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday, April 21
9:30-11:30 am

Social Hall West Room

Join us for a fun-filled program during Religious School hours. This is a family program for K-2nd graders — parents please attend with your child(ren). For more information contact
education@agudath.org.

BREAKFAST FOR THE FIRST-BORN
Sponsored by Rabbi David Saltzman and Judi Fabricant
in memory of Irving Saltzman z"l

Monday, April 22
6:45 am Services, 7:20 am Breakfast

Library/Adult Lounge

Traditionally, first-born Jewish children fast during the day of the first seder in thanks for having been spared during the 10th Plague in Egypt. But first-borns can get out of fasting if they attend a Siyum — hearing a scholar (in our case, Rabbi Lucas) finish studying a tractate of Talmud. Rabbi Lucas will teach his last paragraph and then we'll enjoy a seudah (celebration-feast). And first-borns may then eat during the rest of the day!

All are welcome. Parents, here's something special that you can do with your first-born! RSVP to Dorit at deli@agudath.org by Tuesday, April 16.
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CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES



Monday, April 22 | 7:27 pm
Tuesday, April 23 | 8:28 pm
Friday, April 26 | 7:31 pm

Sunday, April 28 | 7:33 pm
Monday, April 29 | 8:34 pm



READINGS



Tuesday, April 23 | First Day of Pesah
Torah Reading: Sh'mot (Exodus) 12:21-51: page 385
Maftir Reading: B'midbar (Numbers) 28:16-25: page 931
Haftarah: page 1299

Torah/Haftarah Pages (PDF)

Wednesday, April 24 | Second Day of Pesah
Torah Reading: Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:26-23:44: page 723
Maftir Reading: B'midbar (Numbers) 28:16-25: page 931
Haftarah: page 1303
Torah/Haftarah Pages (PDF)

Saturday, April 27 | Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed Pesah
Torah Reading: Sh'mot (Exodus) 33:12-34:26: page 538
Maftir Reading: B'midbar (Numbers) 28:19-25: page 932

Haftarah: page 1307
Torah/Haftarah Pages (PDF)

Monday, April 29 | Seventh Day of Pesah
Torah Reading: Sh'mot (Exodus) 13:17-15:26: page 399
Maftir Reading: B'midbar (Numbers) 28:19-25: page 932
Haftarah: page 1310
Torah/Haftarah Pages (PDF)

Tuesday, April 30 | Eighth Day of Pesah
Torah Reading: D'varim (Deuteronomy) 15:19-16:17:
page 1080

Maftir Reading: B'midbar (Numbers) 28:19-25: page 932
Haftarah: page 1315
Torah/Haftarah Pages (PDF)

Page numbers from Etz Hayim and PDFs edited from Sefaria



RESOURCES



The Rabbinical Assembly Pesah Guide 5784

The Rabbinical Assembly Search for Hametz
This one-page sheet includes text, instructions, and transliteration for the ritual of searching for hametz (בדיקת חמץ) and the destruction of hametz (בעור חמץ).

CAI Tzedek Initiative Pesah Supplement
Traditionally, Pesah celebrates our journey from slavery to freedom. But this year we are not entirely free. Fear constrains our sense of freedom: fear for the future of Israel, fear for our people, fear for the world. And yet we celebrate, as a mark of hope, faith, and resilience. How do we turn the page and use the power of our faith to withstand these fears?



The Main Office will close for Pesah at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 19, and remain closed through Tuesday, April 30. No emails will be sent during this time. Kiddush donations for the Shabbatot of April 20 and 27 must be made by Thursday, April 18.

THE BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25. PSEG will be conducting electrical work on Academy Road, and our building will be without power for an unknown time. We will communicate information on an alternative service location as soon as possible.



SERVICE TIMES



MONDAY, APRIL 22 · EREV PESAH · FAST OF THE FIRST-BORN · FIRST SEDER
• 6:45 am | Fast of the First-Born Service, Siyum, and Breakfast | Sponsored by Rabbi David Saltzman
and Judi Fabricant in loving memory of Irving Saltzman z"l |
Library/Zoom/Adult Lounge

 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 958 825 213 | Passcode: Daven


TUESDAY, APRIL 23 · FIRST DAY OF PESAH · SECOND SEDER
• 9:30 am | Pesah Morning Services | Sanctuary or Live Stream
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• 11:00 am | Children's Pesah Services (All Ages) | Adult Lounge
• 12:15 pm (approx.) | Light Pesah Nosh | Social Hall


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 · SECOND DAY OF PESAH
• 9:30 am | Pesah Morning Services | Sanctuary or Live Stream
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• 11:00 am | Children's Pesah Services (All Ages) | Adult Lounge
• 12:15 pm (approx.) | Light Pesah Nosh | Social Hall

• 7:30 pm | Evening Minyan | Library or Zoom
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 716 643 057 | Passcode: Daven


THURSDAY, APRIL 25 · CHOL HAMO'ED PESAH
• 6:45 am | Morning Minyan | Location TBD
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 958 825 213 | Passcode: Daven
• 7:30 pm | Evening Minyan | Location TBD
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 716 643 057 | Passcode: Daven


FRIDAY, APRIL 26 · CHOL HAMO'ED PESAH
• 6:45 am | Morning Minyan | Library or Zoom
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 958 825 213 | Passcode: Daven
• 6:00 pm | Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, plus learning with Derek Fields | Chapel or Zoom
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 846 9681 5710 | Passcode: Daven


SATURDAY, APRIL 27  SHABBAT CHOL HAMO'ED PESAH  LEGACY SHABBAT
• 9:00 am | Shabbat Morning Services | Sanctuary or Live Stream
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• 11:00 am | Torah for Tots | Adult Lounge
• 11:00 am | Children's Shabbat Services | Chapel/Adult Lounge
• 12:00 pm (approx.) | Light Pesah Nosh | Social Hall

• 7:20 pm | Mincha, Talmud Study with Dr. Arnold Brenner, and Maariv | Library or Zoom
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 846 9681 5710 | Passcode: Daven

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28  CHOL HAMO'ED PESAH
8:15 am | Talmud Study with Dr. Arnold Brenner | Library or Zoom
 Watch Here   Meeting ID: 998 400 755 | Passcode: Daven

• 9:00 am | Morning Minyan | Library or Zoom
 Watch Here   Meeting ID: 998 400 755 | Passcode: Daven
• 7:30 pm | Evening Minyan | Library or Zoom
 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 716 643 057 | Passcode: Daven


MONDAY, APRIL 29 · SEVENTH DAY OF PESAH
• 9:00 am | Pesah Morning Services | Sanctuary or Live Stream
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• 11:00 am | Children's Pesah Services (All Ages) | Adult Lounge
• 12:00 pm (approx.) | Light Pesah Nosh | Social Hall
• 7:30 pm | Mincha/Maariv with Yizkor | Chapel or Zoom

 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 716 643 057 | Passcode: Daven


TUESDAY, APRIL 30 · EIGHTH DAY OF PESAH
• 9:00 am | Pesah Morning Services | Sanctuary or Live Stream
 Watch Here 
 10:45 am (approx.) | Yizkor | Sanctuary or Live Stream
 Watch Here 
• 11:00 am | Children's Pesah Services (All Ages) | Adult Lounge
• 12:00 pm (approx.) | Light Pesah Nosh | Social Hall
• 7:30 pm | Mincha/Maariv | Chapel or Zoom

 Watch Here  Meeting ID: 716 643 057 | Passcode: Daven



RABBI LUCAS' PAST PESAH SERMONS


 

"Ode to Gefilte Fish"
Pesach Sermon 5781/2021




"Ha Lahma Anya and Immigration"
Shabbat Hagadol 5781/2021 - 3/27/2021

 

April 19,2024 /  11 Nisan 5784