Maot Chittim

Maot Chittim donations can be contributed online, through the tzedakah box in the Social Hall, called into the office, or left in the lockbox in the shul's Social Hall.

Note: We will  only be receiving donations for Maot Chittim until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2nd, so that we have enough time to distribute to those in need.

Mechirat Chametz (Sale of Chametz)

Rabbi Milevsky will be selling Chametz in person this year.  

If you would like to sell your chametz through Rabbi Milevsky, he will be available in the social hall as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 5, after Maariv
  • Sunday, April 10, after Shachrit
  • Wednesday, April 13, after Maariv
  • Sunday, April 17, after Shachrit

Please note: Rabbi Milevsky will only be making arrangements for the selling of chametz in person this year (no forms!), so please be sure to meet with him during one of the times noted above.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with Rabbi Milevsky.

Pesach Halachot, Reference & Reading Material, and Kashrut Information

To see an all-inclusive document on Pesach Halachot.

Washington Vaad's Pesach Bulletin.

Star-K's Passover Directory.

OU's Passover Directory.

CRC's Passover Directory.

Yom Tov and Shabbat Pesach Hospitality

Members of Kesher Israel who are able to host visitors and guests over the Yom Tov and Shabbat days of Pesach are asked to contact the Hospitality group as we have many people visiting from out of town and Kesherites who would appreciate hospitality.

Visitors to DC over Yom Tov and Shabbat of Pesach who are looking for hospitality are asked to send an email to our hospitality group who will try to arrange for meals.  When sending the email, please include relevant details about yourself so our hospitality committee can find an appropriate host.

Pesach Times

Thursday, April 21 Mincha Ma'ariv 7:35 p.m.   
  Bedikat Chametz after 8:34 p.m.
Friday, April 22 Shacharit, followed by siyum 7:15 a.m.
Erev Pesach Biur (Burning) Chametz in shul courtyard 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 (sharp)
  Finish eating chametz 10:51 a.m.
  Final time for burning chametz 11:59 a.m.
  Mincha 7:35 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 7:34 p.m.
    * no Kabbalat Shabbat before Ma'aariv  
  Maariv 8:00 p.m.
  1st Seder can begin  after 8:34 p.m.
Shabbat, April 23  Shacharit (main minyan only) * 10:00 a.m.    
1st day of Pesach   note: * Kriyat Shma should be said before coming to shul
  Rabbi's Class: Insights into the Haggadah 6:40 p.m.
  Mincha 7:30 p.m.
  Maariv 8:00 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 8:36 p.m.
  Earliest Time to Prepare for 2nd Seder 8:36 p.m.
    note: * Havdallah is part of Kiddush at the seder, but without spices. Please use a pre-lit flame.
Sunday, April 24  Shacharit (main minyan only) 10:00 a.m.
2nd day of Pesach  note: * Kriyat Shma should be said before coming to shul
  Open Beit Midrash 6:40 p.m.
  Mincha 7:30 p.m.
  Maariv/Havdallah 8:39 p.m.
Monday, April 25  Shacaharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:35 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26  Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:35 p.m.
Wednesday,April 27 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:35 p.m.
Thursday, April 28  Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha 7:40 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 7:41 p.m.
  Maariv 8:00 p,m.
  Make an eruv tavshilin!  
Friday, April 29 Shacharit 7:30 a.m.
7th day of Pesach  Shacharit 9:00 a.m.
  Mincha/Maariv 7:35 p.m.
  * no Kabbalat Shabbat before Ma'aariv  
  Candle Lighting 7:42 p.m.
Saturday April 30 Shacharit 7:30 a.m.
8th day of Pesach Shacharit  9:00 a.m.
  Shir HaShirim * Yizkor  
  Mincha 7:25 p.m.
  Seudat Shlishit  
  Maariv/Havdallah 8:45 p.m.


Pre-Pesach Community Lunch

Planning on kashering your kitchen early? Going away for Pesach and don't want to cook before? Just want to have lunch at shul?  

No Problem!

On Shabbat April 16th, we will be having a lunch of deli, kugels and salads. RSVP required.

Classes and Education

Introduction to Pesach with David Barak.  Wednesday, April 6 at 7:45 p.m. after Maariv

Shabbat HaGadol Drasha with Rabbi Avidan Milevsky. Shabbat, April 16 at 6:10pm

Shul Pesach Preparations

We are seeking volunteers to help prepare the shul and its kitchen for Pesach. Come out on Sunday, April 17.

Please help in advance by removing all food and drink (including containers) from the shul. All food and drink left in the shul will be discarded.

As of Sunday morning, April 17, the kitchen will be closed for Pesach. Please contact Bracha for more information.

Sun, 26 February 2017 30 Shevat 5777