Today is December 11, 2018 -
Schedule of Passover Services, 5778 – 2018
Friday, March 30 Fast of the First Born and Siyyum* 7:00 am
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
Friday, March 30 First Seder (Traditionally begun after nightfall) Candle Lighting 7:10 pm
Shabbat, March 31 Shacharit, First Day 9:30 am
Second Seder (Traditionally begun after nightfall) Candle Lighting 8:10 pm
Sunday, April 1 Shacharit, Second Day 9:30 am
Candle Lighting 7:14 pm
Thursday, April 5 Mincha, Maariv, Seventh Day 6:00 pm, Candle Lighting 7:05 pm
Friday, April 6 Shacharit, Seventh Day 9:30 am
We will honor our Shabbat and Weekly Torah Readers during services
Members of the Congregation will chant Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs)
Friday, April 6 Mincha, Maariv, Eighth Day 6:00 pm, Candle Lighting 8:18 pm
Shabbat, April 7 Shacharit, Yizkor, Eighth Day 9:30 am
Yizkor will be recited during services.
Festival ends at 8:19 pm
*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, March 30th beginning at 7:00 am. The Men’s Club will sponsor a light breakfast following services.
*** Counting the Omer – And Making Each Day Count. Each year, near the conclusion of the second Pesach seder, we begin to count the omer. We count for 49 days, reciting the appropriate blessing every evening. Remember: the Jewish day begins at sunset; therefore, for example, if the 10th day of the Omer falls on April 21, we recite the blessing for that day on the preceding evening, April 20. The 50th day is Shavuoth. Blessing to recite as you Count the Omer.