Pesah 5778 at PAS

 

Preparing for Pesah


Mekhirat Hametz, Sale of Hametz
Remember to appoint Cantor Wasser as your agent to sell your hametz.
Use the online form for the Authorization to Sell Hametz or download a print version and return it to PAS no later than 8:00 am on Friday March 30, or stop by the rabbis’ office and sign the form there.

For information on how to make your kitchen ready for Passover and what foods are permitted during the holiday, see the Pesah Guide 5778.

Planning Your Seder

For suggestions on making your seder engaging for participants of all ages, see the Interactive Seder Suggestions prepared by the Congregational School.

Sponsored by Men's Club
Passover Wine Tasting and Sale
Tue | Mar 20 | approx. 8:00 pm, following Passover Learning with Dr. Elana Stein Hain | PAS@87th
Please join us for an entertaining and informative evening of wine tasting, just in time for Passover. Sample and order a wide variety of wonderful kosher for Passover wines.  View this year's wine list. Order wine online.

Passover Learning

Cosponsored by the Department of Adult Learning and Women's Network 
Women's Seder
Using Our Voices: The Power of Storytelling
Mon | Mar 12 | Led by Cantor Lissek | PAS@87th
6:00 pm | Cocktails and Schmoozing
6:30 pm | Seder begins
Registration has closed. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Hannah Vaughn at hvaughn@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x143.

YFE Spring into Passover
Sun | Mar 18 | 10:30 am | PAS@87th
Families with children ages 3-6 are invited to join Artist-in-Residence Ellen Alt for a fun Passover art workshop! Make items to use at the Young Family Passover Seder or at home.
Register today!

On the Dual Identity of Judaism's Festival of Freedom
Tue | Mar 20 | 7:00 pm | PAS@87th
Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Director of Leadership Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.
Cost: Free/members; $18/general
Register today!

Community Seders RSVP Deadline

Fri | Mar 23 | 3:00 pm
1st Night Seder: Led by Rabbi Zuckerman and Cantor Lissek
2nd Night Seder: Led by Rabbi Witkovsky and Cantor Schwartz
Young Family Seder: Led by Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Cantor Brook
Click on each seder to register.

Helping Others

Sponsored by Tikkun Olam
DOROT Passover Package Delivery
Sun | Mar 18 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | RSVP for location
Adults and families with children ages 4 and up are invited to spend a fulfilling morning delivering Passover food to homebound seniors.
Please RSVP to tikkunolam@pasyn.org.

Sponsored by Men's Club
Pre-Pesah Project Ezra Food Delivery
Sun | Mar 25 | 9:30 am | RSVP for location
Partner with Project Ezra and the PAS Men’s Club to bring kosher-for-Passover food packages to Jewish seniors on the Lower East Side. This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with many of the seniors who attend the annual Project Ezra luncheon at PAS and to ensure they can have a hag kasher v’sameah! Sign up as a volunteer.
 
“Let all who are hungry come and eat.”
Before Pesah begins, consider fulfilling that invitation by making a donation to the PAS Welfare Fund, which helps to provide kosher food to households who could not otherwise afford to have a seder.  Click here to make a donation.

During Pesah

Fri | Mar 30 • 14 Nisan
7:00 am | Shaharit and Siyyum for Ta’anit Bekhorot
10:53 am | Time to stop eating hametz food
6:15 pm | Festival Evening Service –  1st Night of Pesah
7:00 pm | Community Seder (Click here to register.)
Led by Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and Cantor Shira Lissek

Sat | Mar 31 • 15 Nisan
9:15 am | Shabbat & Festival service – 1st Day of Pesah 
The musaf service on the first day of Pesah begins with the cantor's recitation of the hymn Tal, the prayer for dew. Beginning with this service, until the end of Sukkot next fall, we no longer say mashiv ha-ruah u-morid ha-gashem (You cause the wind to blow and the rain to fall) at the start of the Amidah.
20 mins after morning services | Minha

5:00 pm | Young Family Pesah Seder (Click here to register
6:30 pm | Festival Evening Service – 2nd Night of Pesah
7:00 pm | Community Seder (Click here to register.)
Led by Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Cantor Azi Schwartz
Begin counting the omer - the 49 days from Pesah to Shavuot - at the second seder. Click here for a calendar to keep track of the days.

Sun | April 1 • 16 Nisan • 2nd Day of Pesah
9:15 am | Festival Service – 2nd Day of Pesah
20 mins after morning services | Minha
5:45 pm | Minha

NOTE:
 - Morning minyan begins at 7:00 am this week.

 - YFE classes, PASECC, Congregational School, High School, and most adult classes do not meet this week. See below for special Passover classes.

Mon | Apr 2  • 17 Nisan • 3rd, Day of Pesah
7:00 am | Morning minyan with Hallel, Torah Reading and Musaf
5:45 pm | Minha/Ma'ariv

Tue | Apr 3 • 18 Nisan • 4th Day of Pesah
7:00 am | Morning minyan with Hallel, Torah Reading and Musaf
5:45 pm | Minha/Ma'ariv

Wed | Apr 4 • 19 Nisan • 5th Day of Pesah
7:00 am | Morning minyan with Hallel, Torah Reading and Musaf
9:30 am | Passover Melton with Rabbi Zuckerman
5:45 pm | Minha/Ma'ariv

Thu | Apr 5 • 20 Nisan • 6th Day of Pesah
7:00 am | Minyan with Hallel, Torah Reading and Musaf
5:45 pm | Minha and Festival Evening Service

Fri, April 6  • 21 Nisan • 7th Day of Pesah
7:30 am | Hashkamah Minyan
9:00 am | Festival Morning Service
20 mins after services | Minha
6:15 pm | Festival Evening Service

Sat | April 7 • 22 Nisan • 8th Day of Pesah

7:30 am | Hashkamah Minyan
8:45 am | Parashat HaShavua
9:15 am | Shabbat & Festival Morning Service with Yizkor
20 mins after services | Minha
5:45 am | Minha and Festival Evening service
8:37 pm | Pesah ends. OK to eat hametz!

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