Today is February 28, 2015 -
Friday, April 3, 7:00 A.M. Fast of the First Born and Siyyum An early morning service in the Lief Chapel will be followed by a study session and a light meal sponsored by the Men’s Club to break the fast. All first born and others are welcome. Also see “SIYYUM – THE FAST OF THE FIRST BORN” .
Friday, April 3, 6:00 p.m. Mincha, Maariv, First Seder Candle Lighting 7:02 p.m.
Shabbat, April 4, 9:30 a.m. Shacharit, First Day
Second Seder, begin counting the Omer (see below)
Sunday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. Shacharit, Second Day
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. Mincha, Maariv, Seventh Day Candle Lighting 7:06 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. Shacharit, Seventh Day We will honor our Shabbat and Weekly Torah Readers during services
Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. Mincha, Maariv, Eighth Day Candle Lighting 7:06 p.m.
Shabbat, April 11, 9:30 a.m. Shacharit, Yizkor, Eighth Day Yizkor will be recited during services on the Eighth Day, and members of the Congregation will chant Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs) on Shabbat morning, April 11th.
SIYYUM – THE FAST OF THE FIRST BORN
The Torah relates that the first born of the Israelites were spared from the last plague which was visited upon the Egyptians. As an act of gratitude and as a means of reenacting a great event of ancient history, the custom has arisen to have all the Bechorim (first born) fast on Erev Pesach. As a substitute for this fast, Bechorim may participate in some sacred study in the synagogue on the morning before Pesach. Thus, the fast is obviated while the purpose is enhanced. There will be a service and study session Friday morning, April 3rd beginning at 7:00 AM. The Men’s Club will sponsor a light breakfast following services.
Pesach Services 2015 – 5775 Printable Schedule
Passover Guide 5775 – 2015 by Rabbi Neil Kurshan
Rabbinicalassembly.org/pesah-guide “Kashering” and “Permitted and Forbidden Foods.”
Blessing to recite as you count the Omer… http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Passover/In_the_Community/The_Omer/How_to_Count.shtml The 50th day is Shavuot.