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Passover Schedule

Friday, March 30 - The Day Before Passover

  • Fast of the Firstborn (more info)
  • Early morning is the very last chance to Sell Your Chametz (sell your chametz now online in 60 seconds)
  • Finish eating chametz by 11:19 am
  • Finish burning remaining (unsold) chametz by 12:22 pm. We'll be hosting a Chametz burning 11:30 am to 12:00 pm at Shlomi & Samantha's backyard (contact our office for address)
  • Light the Passover candles at 7:20 pm (Blessings)
  • SERVICE: Short Evening Prayer Service (Maariv) at 7:30 pm. At Chabad Bay Area, 2047 W. Main St, Suite B7.
  • Community Seder will be held at the Rabbi's home at 8:00 pm. Advance RSVP required.
  • First Seder after nightfall. Key Mitzvot of the Seder are eating matzah, maror (bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine and relating the story of the Exodus (Seder guide).

Shabbat, March 31 - 1st Day of Passover 

  • SERVICE: Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Join us for this special Shabbat Passover service!
    Festive Hallel
    Torah reading
    Followed by Kiddush & Fruit

Saturday Evening - Second Seder

  • Light holiday candles (from a pre-existing flame) after 8:14 pm
  • Begin "Counting of The Omer
  • 2nd Seder follows same order as first

Sunday, April 1 - Second Day of Passover

  • SERVICE: Passover Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Brief Torah discussion on theme of the day
    Followed by Kiddush & Fruit 
  • First part of Holiday ends at 8:15 pm

Intermediate Days of Passover ("Chol Hamo'ed") 

  • Monday, April 2 thru Thursday, April 5

A LOOK AHEAD - FINAL DAYS OF PASSOVER: 

  • Thursday Eve, April 5 - Eve of 7th Day of Passover
    Late Night Torah Learning 
  • Friday, April 6 - 7th Day of Passover
  • Saturday, April 7 - Final Day of Passover

Passover Fund

Partner with us in our efforts to bring Jewish holiday awareness to our fellow Jews with community Passover Seders, Shmurah Matzah distribution and providing guidance and assistance with the practical aspects of Passover observance.

Online: Make a contribution at www.JBayArea.org/Give and mention "Passover Fund" in the Honor box.

Mail: Chabad of the Bay Area, 2047 W. Main St, Suite B7, League City, TX 77573.

Phone: 281-724-1554

Thank you for your partnership and support!

Sell your chametz this week - An easy Mitzvah!

60 seconds for a more meaningful Passover.

Because we can't always get rid of all Chametz (leavened products), there is a simple solution which involves selling our Chametz to someone who isn't Jewish for the duration of Passover.

Click here to sell your Chametz online. It takes just a minute and is free.

Must be in by Thursday, March 29.

Seder one week away - Not too late to RSVP!

Reserve online

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Join us for a beautiful Community Passover Seder complete with fine wine, hand-made Shmurah Matzah and a delicious holiday dinner. Featuring an interactive reading of the Haggadah, enhanced by fascinating, relevant insights and joyful song.   

First Night of Passover
Friday, March 30 at 8 pm  

Suggested Donation:
Adults $36 / Children (5-15) $18
Reserve as sponsor: $180 for a couple 
No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Seder Information & RSVP - Click Here

(An option to join for the 2nd Seder is also available  - please contact our office for more info). 

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Shmurah Matzah - Ready for pickup

Matzah Oven (small)If you have ordered Shmurah Matzah, it is available for pickup. Please contact the rabbi before coming over.

If you haven't ordered yet, we still have some available.

$18 per 1 lb box - Order Online   

(Use our event order form, select the number of lbs using the "Participants - Adults" dropdown) 

What is Shmurah Matzah?

Tuesday: Pre-Passover Class

 

Join us for a Pre-Passover Class!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
(note, this will actually be one class, not two as earlier posted).

Add meaning and inspiration to your Passover Seder as you come well-prepared with fresh insights into the story, customs and rituals of the holiday. 

Followed by a Q&A on some of the practical aspects of the holiday.

RSVP Free: learn@JBayArea.org 

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