Passover 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017 • 13 Nisan 5777

12:00 AM

CHAMETZ SALE TIMES

Rabbi Grussgott or Rabbi Friedman will be available to arrange for the sale of your Chametz at the following times:   

(1) Weekday mornings after Shacharit 
(2) Tuesday and Thursday nights, April 4th and 6th, from 7-9pm in the shul office
(3) By special appointment with Rabbi Grussgott or Rabbi Friedman

The chametz sale contract form is available to download on the shul website here 

You can also pick up the form at the shul during office hours: 9:30am-1:30pm; (office phone: 212-222-2470, email: info@ramathorah.org), and the form will be available to fill out in person with Rabbi Grussgott in the Shul office at the above specified times. 

If you cannot fill out the form in person with Rabbi Grussgott, please contact him at rabbig@ramathorah.org to make other arrangements.


PRE-PESACH LUNCH - APRIL 8

Need a break from Pesach prep?

Ahead of the game and your house will already be a chametz-free zone? 

Make life easy and join your CRO friends for our annual Pre-Pesach Shabbat Lunch! Delicious food that you didn't have to cook, shared with great company! 

Feel free to bring a bottle of mevushal wine to enjoy and share. 

Register here today!

RSVP by noon on Wednesday, April 5. *Sponsorship opportunities available* If you have any questions, email Abbey Soclof.


THE PESACH PARSHAS:

NEW CLASS WITH RABBI GRUSSGOTT

Each Wednesday night before Pesach (3/15, 3/22, 3/29, and 4/5), at 8pm in the CRO social hall; Rabbi Grussgott will give a 4 part series on: 

"The Pesach Parshas"

An in-depth analysis of the first four parshiot of sefer Shemot, cross-referenced with the Haggadah. 

In this class, we will explore the first 4 Torah portions in sefer Shemot: Parshiot Shemot, Va'era, Bo and Beshalach, as filtered through the lens of the Haggadah. We will examine how the rabbis chose selectively to reference the Exodus story in the hagaddah, exploring their motivations, with its implications for how we experience the observance of Pesach today. 

Chametz treats will be offered at all classes! To RSVP for any or all of the classes, or to sponsor or bring the chametz, please contact rabbig@ramathorah.org 


MAOT CHITIM

From Rabbi Grussgott:

There is a universal Jewish custom, first mentioned in the Talmud Yerushalmi, and codified by the Shulchan Aruch, to give Maot Chitim ("Wheat Money") to the poor before Pesach. This was done originally in order to help enable the poor to purchase matzah for the seder, but now it can be given to the poor for any of their Pesach needs. We all know how expensive Pesach can be, even for middle class families. Let's try and be mindful of those less fortunate. 

I am collecting for specific families and individuals in need of help to purchase their basic groceries for Pesach. To donate, you can bring a check to me personally at the above specified chametz sale times; or, to give online go to https://www.ramathorah.org/payment.php. For "type" of payment under "payment details" select "maot chitin" 


HOSTING AND GUESTING

More hosts needed! If you can host people for a seder or for other pesach meals, or if you'd like to be a guest at someone else's seder or other pesach meal, please contact metu@ramathorah.org


PESACH SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 9

Bedikat chametz ……………............……..after 8:12 P.M.

 

EREV PESACH,

Monday, April 10

Shacharit …………………………..…….........7:00 A.M.

Siyum bechorim … ………………………...…7:30 A.M.

Last Time to eat chametz …………...………10:46 A.M.

Burn and sell chametz.......................before 11:51 A.M.

Candle Lighting ………………,,………….....7:12 P.M.

Mincha/Maariv……..................................…7:15 P.M.

First seder ………………………....……after 8:13 P.M.

 

FIRST DAY OF PESACH

Tuesday, April 11

Morning Service ………………………….…...9:00 A.M.

Mincha ………………………………….………7:15 P.M.

Maariv ………………………..…………………8:00 P.M.

Candle Lighting & Prep.  for Seder.......... after 8:14 P.M.

 

SECOND SEDER & BEGIN COUNTING OMER

SECOND DAY OF PESACH,

Wednesday, April 12

Morning Service …………………………..…..9:00 A.M.

Mincha …………………………………………7:15 P.M.

Maariv……………………………………….… 8:05P.M.

Conclusion of Yom Tov ……………….....…...8:15 P.M.

 

CHOL HAMOED PESACH

Thursday-Friday, April 13-14

 Shacharit ……………………………….…...6:45 A.M.

 

Shabbat  – Chol Hamoed Pesach

Friday & Saturday,  April 14-15

Candle Lighting............................................ 7:16 P.M.  

Mincha/Maariv............................................. 7:20 P.M.

Morning Service.......................................... 9:00 A.M.

Shabbat Mincha............................................ 6:55 P.M.

Seudah Shilishit............................................. 7:20 P.M.

Maariv.......................................................... 8:10 P.M.

Conclusion of Shabbat.................................... 8:19 P.M.

 

Last Days of Pesach – Schedule

Erev Yom Tov

Sunday, April 16

Shacharit.................................................. …8:00 A.M.

Candle Lighting............................................. 7:18 P.M.

Mincha & Maariv.......................................... 7:25 P.M.

 

Seventh Day Pesach

Monday, April 17

Morning Service........................................... 9:00 A.M.

Mincha......................................................... 7:25 P.M.

Maariv.......................................................... 8:10 P.M.

Candle Lighting.................................... after 8:21 P.M.

 

Last Day of Pesach

Tuesday, April 18

Morning Service……………………………..….9:00 A.M.

Yizkor………..…………………………….….10:30 A.M.

Mincha………..……………………………...….7:00 P.M.

Seudat Mashiach…………………………...…… 7:15 P.M.

Maariv……………………………..………..…...8:15 P.M.

Conclusion of Yom Tov………………..….……8:22 P.M.

Chametz Repurchased….…………………....by 9:30 P.M.

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