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April 15 - 23, 2022

Celebrate Passover During Coronavirus

As Jewish people around the world prepare for yet another Passover with many of us still isolating due to the pandemic, we are faced with unique challenges and questions. While strictly following the guidelines of the CDC, how are we to prepare with limited access to communal resources? How to celebrate the Seder alone? How can those of us quarantining celebrate the Festival of Freedom with our movement restricted? Find answers to all this and more ...

Seder 2 Go Boxes

eder Plate Items and Place-mat, Shemurah Maztah & Wine
Hebrew/English annotated Haggadah, Seder guide
Kiddish Cup & Holiday Candle Set
Passover Card Game & More
$36 Community; $25 Young Professionals, Students use promo code 'students'

Upcoming events
Oct. 23, 2021
For young Jewish professionals in your 20s & 30s
Cozy evening with friends & fire that is sure to warm you both inside and out.
Fireside Havdalah Under the Stars with Hot Drinks, ...
Oct. 26, 2021
For young Jewish professionals in your 20s & 30s
Torah discussion & socializing w/ pizza & beer
Topic: Urban Spying: The Ethics of Privacy in Modern Society
Nov. 03, 2021
Young Jewish professionals in your 20s & 30s social night out.
Light Refreshments & Drinks
Nov. 06, 2021
Join us for a lively Shabbat morning Davening and some inspirational learning, followed by Kiddush & Lunch.
Nov. 12, 2021
For young professionals in your 20s & 30s - Hors Devours themed Shabbat dinner Lots of Food, Lots of Friends & Lots of Fun! Couvert: YJP $18, Student $12, First time, use promo code ‘welcome’

Let’s go back in time

Passover is coming up.
For many, it will be a difficult one...

Dear Friend,

Let’s go back in time to the very first Egypt...
    Everyone was talking about the terrible plague. And every Jewish person was told to seek shelter, mark their doorposts, and stay at home.
    But what about people who had no home – the poor, the orphans, the   neediest among us? Would you have helped, or would you have turned them away?
I know what you would have done. I can see it in my mind’s eye right now.
Families opening their doors and their hearts. Caring for each other, taking in strangers, and people who didn’t have other places to go. As Jews, we always take care of each other.
    That’s why I am reaching out to you today - to help with our Passover campaign.
What is Pesach?
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus
Pesach Times
Finish eating Chametz before
March 27 2021, 11:06 AM
The absolute deadline for eating chametz is the morning before Passover, it is forbidden to eat chametz until the close of the festival in eight days.
Sell and Burn Chametz before
March 26 2021, 12:09 PM
Since we cannot burn or sell chametz on Erev Pesach this year due to \r\n the sanctity of Shabbat, the burning of the chametz will take place on Friday and the selling of the chametz will take place (the latest) on Friday.