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Passover 2018 / 5778













Chag Sameach! 
Passover @ Adas Israel
Friday, March 30 - Saturday, April 7

The eight-day festival of Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. Please join us at Adas as we celebrate the holiday of freedom! 

Second Night Community Seder
Saturday, March 31 @ 7:30pm
Deadline to Register is Wednesday, March 21

Join us for our annual, festive community Passover seder at Adas Israel with delicious food, thought provoking discussion, and joyful song. The Passover seder is one of the Jewish peoples’ most treasured traditions. Few rituals have survived so long and so true to their original form. Using rich symbolism, role-playing, and creative usage of all the senses, the seder has warmly transmitted the values of human dignity, liberty and the search for higher meaning to every society it has reached. To this day, in every corner of the world, Jewish families come together to reconstruct that original Passover Seder, again and again, year after year. And every year, there is more to learn. We look forward to sharing this beautiful and meaningful tradition with you and your family this year at Adas.

Co-Sponsored by the Adas Sisterhood:
Join Sisterhood and the Adas community in its celebration of the second Passover Seder. Although the traditional Haggadah will be used, at certain important junctures participants will hear the voices of the heroic women of the Exodus. We will learn how the women gained God's favor through the use of their copper mirrors, which later were used to make the laver in the Mishkan. In addition to Elijah, there will be a special mystery guest who according to midrash played an important role in the Israelites' departure from Egypt. (Hint: she helped Moses expeditiously find the bones of Joseph so that the people could make a hasty retreat). It will be a traditional, inclusive Seder filled with new information and joy!

Mehirat Hametz - Selling of the Hametz
Send THIS Completed Form to Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith by March 26

We are not always able to destroy or remove all of our hametz. Doing so could be economically disastrous. 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. Please use this form in the March issue of the Chronicle and send it to Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith by March 26th. It is only necessary to sell or destroy food stuffs; dishes and utensils are simply locked away in storage for the duration of the festival.

Biur Hametz – Burning of the Hametz
Friday morning, March 30 @ 9am in the Adas Parking Lot

This day should be treated as an ordinary Erev Pesach in regard to biur hametz (removal of hametz). The burning of the hametz should be completed by about 10:00 am. The stove should be koshered for Pesach. All cooking should be done in Pesach pots and only Pesach utensils should be used. Food required for the first Seder should be cooked at this time.

Burn your chametz at Adas Israel on Friday, March 30 at 9am in the Parking Lot.

Full Passover Service Schedule

Erev Pesach, Friday, March 30
7:15am Morning Minyan 
8:00am Pesach Siyum Breakfast
9:00am Biur Chametz

Day 1, Saturday, March 31
9:30am Traditional Egalitarian Minyan Pesach/Shabbat Service; joined by the Smith Sanctuary
12:00pm Congregational Pesach Kiddush
1:00pm Mincha Service
7:30pm Adas Community Passover Seder



Day 2, Sunday, April 1
9:30am Combined Smith and TEM Service
12:00pm Congregational Pesach Kiddush

Day 3, Monday, April 2
7:15am Morning Minyan
6:00pm Evening Minyan

Day 4, Tuesday, April 3
7:15am Morning Minyan
6:00pm Evening Minyan

Day 5, Wednesday, April 4
7:15am Morning Minyan
6:00pm Evening Minyan


Day 6, Thursday, April 5
7:15am Morning Minyan
6:00pm Evening

Day 7, Friday, April 6
9:15am Combined Smith/TEM Pesach Service D'var Torah by Rabbi Schwartz
12:00pm Pesach Kiddush Luncheon
(No registration required, all welcome)
6:00pm Kabbalat Chag

Day 8, Saturday, April 7
9:15am Pesach/Shabbat Morning Service; Yizkor at 11 am
9:15am TEM Pesach/Shabbat Service;Yizkor
9:30am Havurah Shabbat Service
12:00pm Community Pesach Kiddush
1:00pm Mincha

Thu, December 13 2018 5 Tevet 5779