Passover At SPS

If you have questions about keeping Kosher for Passover please check out the Rabbinical Assembly guide to Passover THIS WAS EDITED AND UPDATED THIS WEEK IN LIGHT OF COVID-19.

Practicing the 4 Questions

There are many ways to prepare for the upcoming holiday. Here is a checklist for the Holiday of Matza:

Ritual Connections during Passover and beyond:

  • Please know that we are working on a digital haggadah that will be available to use at your seder and share with your family and friends. 
  • We are also hoping to have a Virtual “let’s hit the highlights of the Haggadah” seder on Passover so that there will be a time for everyone to zoom together. We will send out those details as soon as we have them. 
  • We will also plan to have abbreviated Yom Tov services (including the siyum for the fast of the first born the morning of Passover and Shabbat as normal) during Passover. Details to come. 
  • There will be a virtual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Monday evening April 20th at 7:30 pm. Please look at future communications for more information.

SIYUM FOR THE FIRSTBORN
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 am
A first-born child (b’chor) should fast on the eve of Passover to commemorate the deliverance of the first-born Israelites from Egypt. It has become customary for the Rabbi to make a Siyum (a public reading of a tractate of Talmud) on the morning before Passover. Since eating at such an occasion is a seudat mitzvah(a festive meal that accompanies the performance of certain mitzvot), the first-born who are present at the Siyum may join the festivities and eat.

PASSOVER SERVICES
Wednesday, April 8
Service 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 9
Morning Service 9:15 am
Friday, April 10
Morning Service 9:15 am
Evening Service 6:15 pm
Saturday, April 11 (Shabbat Chol HaMoed)
Morning Service 9:15 am
Passover kiddush will follow
Monday, April 13 & Tuesday, April 14 (Chol HaMoed)
7:45 am & 5:45 pm
Wednesday, April 15
Morning Service 9:15 am
Evening Service 5:45 pm
Thursday, April 16
Morning Service 9:15 am
Yizkor Memorial Service 11am