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Chag Sameach!
Passover @ Adas Israel

Monday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The eight-day festival of Passover celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder experiences and the retelling of the Exodus. Together, we will march towards hope and freedom, see wonders, and give thanks for the abundant blessings in our lives. Dayenu. Please join us as we celebrate the holiday of freedom, together.

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First Night Community Seder With Rabbi Krinsky and Hazzan Goldsmith

Monday, April 22 at 6pm | Click Here To Register

Be prepared for thought-provoking discussion, joyful song and inspired traditions! This multi-faceted evening will include insights from world-renowned scholars, small groups for discussion, socializing, and enjoying the meal together. We’ll capture all the most important parts of the Haggadah together, while also giving each participant space to bring their own experiences into the Seder.

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Passover Customs:
 

 

The Great Shabbat: Your Questions, Our Answers and the Torah We are Bringing to Seder Night

Shabbat Afternoon, April 20th at 1pm, Biran Beit Midrash

Join Rabbis Alexander, Krinsky and Yolkut for a taste of the Torah of the Haggadah and to ask all your burning Passover Questions. 

Each of us will share a very short teaching you can bring to your Seder and share with family and friends. Then we will open it up to questions you have about Passover. 

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Mehirat Hametz (Selling of the Hametz)

Please fill out THIS ONLINE FORM by April 19

Please fill out the Mehirat Hametz form to authorize Hazzan Goldsmith to sell your hametz. We are not always able to destroy or remove all of our hametz. So the rabbis ordained that a symbolic sale is made of all the hametz to a non-Jew in the community, who then sells it back to us after Pesach. The hametz is then no longer “in our possession.” This is normally done through the synagogue for the entire congregation. It is only necessary to sell or destroy food items; not dishes or utensils. It is only necessary to sell or destroy food; dishes and utensils are simply locked away in storage for the duration of the festival.

Biur Hametz (Burning of the Hametz)

Monday, April 22 at 9:15am
In-Person or Livestreamed

Burn your leftover chametz live on the Adas Facebook page or in-person in the Adas Parking Lot. We will be reviewing the blessing and customs for this Passover tradition. The burning of hametz should be completed by about 10 am.

Ta-anit Bechorot (Fast of the Firstborn), followed by a Siyyum Celebration with Rabbi Elianna Yolkut and the Daily Minyan

Monday, April 22 at 7:30am Shacharit/Ta-anit Bechorim; siyyum with Rabbi Yolkut
In Person or Join live: Zoom with Daily Minyan

Ta-anit Bechorim (the Fast of the Firstborn) takes place on Monday, April 22. If you are a firstborn child, you are obligated to fast that day unless you participate in a siyyum, the completion of a Torah-related tract of study. Rabbi Elianna Yolkut will lead this year's siyyum after morning minyan. A special breakfast will follow.

Sefirat HaOmer - The Counting of the Omer

Begins The Second Night of Passover
Sefirat HaOmer Prayer Pages: Download Here

Beginning on the second night of Passover we begin to count 49 days, 7 weeks until we reach the wheat harvest and Revelation at Mount Sinai on Shavuot. We call this time the Sefirat HaOmer or “Counting of the Omer.” The Omer is counted each night after the sun goes down- if one forgets, you can say the blessing all day until nightfall the next evening.

Yizkor

Tuesday, April 30 @ approximately 11am - Virtual Yizkor Service
Yizkor Service Pages: Download Here

Yizkor in Hebrew, means “Remember.” When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved one, bringing merit to the departed souls. Adas will be holding it’s virtual Yizkor memorial service on the eighth day of Passover, Tuesday, April 30, following the Shacharit service at approximately 11:00 am.

Passover Kashrut Q & A with Rabbi Alexander

Click Here for a list of Questions and Answers specifically pertaining to Pesach with Rabbi Alexander. 

Rabbinical Assembly Guide for Passover 5783

Click here to Read More

This year, the Rabbinical Assembly has once again provided an updated Passover guide with information including: Kashering/Cleaning, Destruction of Hametz, Purchasing of Food and more. 


From the Community:
 

Haggadah Dedicated to the Israeli Hostages‏

Click Here to Donate & Receive Your Haggadah

As we approach Passover this year, to celebrate our freedom from slavery, we will gather around our table with a special Haggadah dedicated to 133 of our brothers and sisters who are still held captive by Hamas.

The Haggadah features inspiring messages by Israeli spiritual and cultural leaders, such as Rabbi Yisrael Lau, the former Chief Rabbi of Israel and former Chairman of Yad Vashem. It also includes a unique prayer written by Rachel and Jonathan, the parents of Hersh Goldberg-Polin who is still held captive in Gaza.

This Kosher Haggadah was produced by Kibbutz Be'eri, a community that suffered great loss, and are still waiting for more than 20 of their residents, who were taken hostage.

All proceeds are donations to The Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

Passover with Soupergirl

Now accepting orders at holiday.thesoupergirl.com. Orders will be accepted until 5pm on April 10th.

Soupergirl's Passover menu is back! Now with even more options! Yes, we have your favorite soups and sides (Classic Vegetable soup plus Chopped "Liver" all day - if you know, you know!). This year - new desserts! A new make-your-own Matzah Ball kit! And of course, Soupermom's famous Tsimmes. Pick up and delivery options are available. Questions? Email passover@thesoupergirl.com.

Time To Celebrate with Signature!!

Place your order here and select Adas Israel Congregation as your central Pickup Location. Orders are due by April 10.

Throughout the year, Signature Caterers offers a selection of unique and delicious themed menus for holidays and special occasions. Each menu is designed by our in-house chef and catering team and will take your holiday meal to the next level with traditional favorites. You can place your order here and select Adas Israel congregation as your central Pickup Location. Orders are due by April 10.


Full Service Schedule:

(Please Note: Schedule is subject to change.)

Erev Pesach, Monday, April 22

• 7:30am Shacharit/Ta-anit Bechorim; siyyum with Rabbi Yolkut
Join live: Zoom with Daily Minyan

• 9:30am Biur Chametz with Hazzan Goldsmith
In Person or View live: facebook.com/adasisraeldc

• 5:00pm Mincha for Chag on Zoom
Join Live: 
Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm First Night Seder w/ Rabbi Krinsky
Click Here to Register

Day 1, Tuesday, April 23

• 9:15am Combined Shacharit Service, Hallel and Tal
In-Person or View live Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here


• 5pm Mincha on Zoom
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 2, Wednesday, April 24

• 9:30am Combined Shacharit Service
View Live: adasisrael.org/shabbat-services-livestream
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here


• 11:00am Passover Songs and Books in the Biran Beit Midrash

• 1:00pm Mincha immediately following morning services
In-Person Only
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here

Day 3, Thursday, April 25

• 7:30am Shacharit and Hallel
In-Person or Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Mincha/Maariv
In-Person or Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Mincha Pages: Download Here
Weekday Maariv Pages: 
Download Here

Day 4, Friday, April 26

• 7:30am Shacharit and Hallel
In-Person or Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 5, Saturday, April 27

• 9:30am Shabbat Pesach, Charles E. Smith Service joins TEM
In-Person or View live Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here

• 11:00am Passover Songs and Books in the Biran Beit Midrash

• 1:00pm Mincha immediately following morning services
In-Person
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here

Day 6, Sunday, April 28

• 9:00am Shacharit and Hallel
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Weekday Shacharit Morning Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Maariv/Kabbalat Chag with Cantor Brown in the Biran Beit Midrash
In-Person or Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 7, Monday, April 29

• 9:15am Shacharit Service and Hallel
In-Person or View Live
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here

• 6:00pm Maariv/Kabbalat Chag
Join Live: Zoom with Daily Minyan
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Day 8, Tuesday, April 30

• 9:15am Shacharit/Hallel and Yizkor in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary
In-Person or View Live
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Yizkor Service Pages: Download Here
Torah and Haftarah Pages: Download Here

• 9:15am TEM Shacharit/ Hallel and Yizkor
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

11:00am Passover Songs and Books in the Biran Beit Midrash

• 1:00pm Mincha immediately following morning services
In-Person Only
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here

Mon, April 15 2024 7 Nisan 5784