Festivals and Holidays

MEKHIRAT CHAMETZ–THE SALE OF LEAVEN
Jewish law prohibits the use or legal possession of chametz, leaven of any kind, on Passover. In order to be certain that all chametz has been removed from our possession, Jewish tradition requires us to sell our remaining chametz to a non-Jew. This chametz then becomes the property of the non-Jew for the duration of Passover and should be set aside in a place in one’s home that will be unused during the holiday.
The authorization of the right to sell chametz can be granted to another individual. Rabbi Ain will be available for this purpose throughout the period leading up to Passover. For those who cannot attend to this matter in person, you may authorize Rabbi Ain to sell your chametz. Please call the Synagogue by Thursday, April 6 before 5:00 pm.
In order to symbolize that one is transferring the authority to sell, it is customary to make a token money transfer. The money contributed will be used to provide needy families with Passover necessities. If you send a check, please make it payable to Sutton Place Synagogue – Passover Fund.

DOUBLE YOUR MITVAH!
Not only get rid of your chametz, but give it to a Food Pantry.
Instead of storing your chametz, help the hungry in our community by bringing unopened packages or cans of food to the synagogue and placing it in the baskets in the lobby. We will bring it to the St. Bart’s Food Pantry. Food must be brought by Thursday, April 6.


SPS’ 41st ANNUAL PASSOVER SEDER

First Night, Monday, April 10, 2017
Service: 6:30 pm       Seder: 7:00 pm
Sassower-Schneider Ballroom

Members and their guests    $120 per person
Non-members                        $130 per person
Child(ren) under 12: $65

RESERVED TABLES FOR SINGLE MEN & WOMEN
Email sps@spsnyc.org or call 212-593-3300 for reservations.

MENU (Vegetarian Meals available if ordered in advance.)

Spring and Sparkling Water, Red and White Wine
Seder Plates, Shmurah Matzah, Charoset
Hard Boiled Eggs, Sea Salt

Appetizer
Pan Fried Crispy Salmon Fish Cake,
Fingerling Potato, Parsley Salad, Celery Root Romoulade

Soup
Homemade Chicken Matzah Ball Soup, Dill

Main Course
BBQ Braised Short Ribs
Red Beet Spaghetti, Horseradish, Preserved Lemon
Alternate (please order in advance)
Sautéed Striped Bass
Quinoa Pilaf, Lemon Caper Olive Oil

Dessert
Chocolate Soufflé, Vanilla Ice Cream
Assorted Macaroons and Cookies

Coffee and Tea


Looking for a place to celebrate the 2nd night of Passover?
Tuesday, April 11 at 6 pm

Host your own Seder in our beautiful Sassower-Schneider Ballroom. We will provide Haggadot, a Seder plate, wine, beautifully-set tables and a catered dinner for the number of guests in your party. Each table can conduct a Seder at their own pace. $110 per person, $50 per child under 12.

If you would like to join with other people at a table and/or would like detailed information, please call Harriet Janover directly. 212-593-3300.

MENU (Vegetarian Meals available if ordered in advance.)
Seder Plates, Matzah,Charoset,Hard Boiled Eggs
Red and White Wine

Appetizer

Gefilte Fish Sushi Roll
Cucumber, Carrot, Red Beet,Horseradish Sauce

Soup

Cabbage Soup with Herbed Veal Matzah Ball

Entree
Half Roasted Chicken,Rosemary and Garlic
Matzah-Bit Salad
Parsley, Chives, Radishes, Lemon and Mushrooms, Chicken Liver Pate’
Entree Alternative:
Black Cod
Caramelized Onions, Seasonal Vegetable

Dessert
Lemon Meringue Tart
Coffee and Tea

Haggadahs provided
Cabernet & Pinot Grigio Wine, Grape Juice, Spring Water, Sparkling Water


SCHEDULE of PASSOVER SERVICES

SIYYUM FOR THE FIRST BORN 
Monday, April 10 at 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 Siyyum (a public reading and explanation of the concluding passage of a tractate of Mishnah or Talmud, the study of which has been completed) 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 is present at the Siyyum may join the festivities and eat.

Monday, April 10,
Evening Service 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 11, Morning Service 9:15 am
Wednesday, April 12, Services 9:15 am & 5:45 pm

Thursday & Friday, April 13 & 14
Chol HaMoed Morning Service 7:45 am
Thursday Evening Service 5:45 pm
Friday Evening Service 6:15 pm

Saturday, April 15, Morning Service 9:15 am
Sunday, April 16,
Evening Service 6:15 pm

Monday, April 17, Morning Service 9:15 am, Evening Service 5:45 pm

Tuesday, April 18
Morning Service 9:15 am

PASSOVER YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE
Tuesday, April 18 11:00 am


REMEMBERING RABBI ALLAN SCHRANZ

As the 2nd yahrzeit (anniversary) of his passing approaches, our community will gather together on the 8th day of Passover to remember Rabbi Allan Schranz, who served as our spiritual leader from 1998 to 2012. We will dedicate the introduction to the Yizkor service to his memory and unveil a plaque inscribed with his words on the lobby memorial wall. We will hear from some SPS members who were close to him as they briefly reflect on his life and legacy. The Yizkor prayers will immediately follow