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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 8th, we will be having a lunch of deli, kugels and salads. RSVP required.

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. Monday, April 3rd, so that we have enough time to distribute to those in need.

Mechirat Chametz (Sale of Chametz)

Rabbi Milevsky will be coordinating the sale of chametz for Kesher Israel this year. Forms will be available here and at shul. The form MUST be given to a gabbai during minyan times and no later than 7:45am Friday, April 7.

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.

Classes and Education

Shabbat HaGadol Drasha with Leora Falk. Shabbat, April 8 at 5:55 p.m.

Pesach Times

Sunday, April 9 Mincha Ma'ariv 7:25 p.m.   
  Bedikat Chametz after 8:22 p.m.
Monday, April 10 Shacharit, followed by siyum 7:15 a.m.
Erev Pesach Finish eating chametz 10:59 a.m.
  Final time for burning chametz 12:04 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 7:22 p.m.
  Mincha 7:25 p.m.  
  Maariv 7:50 p.m.
  1st Seder can begin  after 8:24 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 Shacharit (main minyan only) * 10:00 a.m.    
1st day of Pesach   note: * Kriyat Shma should be said before coming to shul
  Mincha 7:25 p.m.
  Maariv 7:50 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 8:24 p.m.
  Earliest Time to Prepare for 2nd Seder 8:24 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12 Shacharit (main minyan only) * 10:00 a.m.
2nd day of Pesach  note: * Kriyat Shma should be said before coming to shul
  Mincha 7:25 p.m.
  Maariv/Havdalah 8:26 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:25 p.m.
Friday, April 14 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:25 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 7:26 p.m.
Shabbat, April 15 Shacharit (main minyan only) 9:00 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Shir HaShirim  
  Mincha 7:05 p.m.
  Havdalah 8:29 p.m.
Sunday, April 16 Shacharit 8:00 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Candle Lighting 7:28 p.m.
  Mincha 7:30 p.m.
  Maariv 8:00 p,m.
Monday, April 17 Shacharit (main minyan only) 9:00 a.m.
7th day of Pesach Mincha 7:30 p.m.
  Maariv 8:00 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 8:29 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18 Shacharit (main minyan only) 9:00 a.m.
8th day of Pesach Yizkor  
  Mincha 7:30 p.m.
  Maariv/Havdalah 8:32 p.m.


Shul Pesach Preparations

We are seeking volunteers to help prepare the shul and its kitchen for Pesach.

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 Saturday night, April 8, the kitchen will be closed for Pesach. Please contact Bracha for more information.

Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778