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Pesach 2021 at Kesher Israel

Thank you for visiting Kesher Israel's Pesach Portal for 2021/5781.
Please click the below quick links to access all of the information and resources available for the chag!

Chag Kasher V'Sameach!

Quick Links:

2021 Pesach Halachot and Information Sell Chametz with Rabbi Shafner
Donate Ma'Ot Chitim Pre-Pesach Food Drive w/ Capital Kosher Pantry
Information on Bi'ur Chametz (Burning) Order Pesach Food
Pesach Classes and Education Full Pesach Schedule


To sign up to attend in-person minyanim over Pesach, click here.

Pesach Halachot, Reference & Reading Material, and Kashrut Information

Mechirat Chametz (Sale of Chametz)

Rabbi Shafner will be coordinating the sale of chametz for Kesher Israel this year.

All Kesher Israel chametz sales will be conducted online.

Though in other years it may be preferable to appoint Rabbi Shafner in person, your online agency is fully acceptable halachically. Please click here to fill out the online form. That is all that is required.

The online form must be completed by Tuesday, March 23rd!  

Please wait an hour after the end of the holiday to use your chametz.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with Rabbi Shafner.  

Maot Chittim

If one is concerned about their ability to afford Pesach foods, please contact Rabbi Shafner for assistance.

Maot Chittim donations can be contributed online or called into the office.

Pre-Pesach Food Drive with Capitol Kosher Pantry

In lieu of our annual Chametz Drive, we will be partnering with Capital Kosher Pantry and Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington to provide necessary items for Pesach for families in need. Please find the shopping list of Kosher for Passover items here, or to donate items in person, email chesed@kesher.org.

Bi'ur Chametz (burning of Chametz)

There will be an outdoor burning of chametz at 11:00 am on Friday, March 26 in the backyard of the Shafner/Winkelman residence.  Masking and social distancing will be enforced, including for those already vaccinated.

Food Ordering and Delivery

While we will not be able to host our community seder this year, we are fortunate that our local vendors have stepped up to ensure EVERYONE is able to obtain whatever Shelf Goods or Prepared foods needed for Pesach.

1) Char Bar is offering complete seder dinners, including the seder plate, for as few as two people, and also an a la carte assortment of main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Orders are due by 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 21st. There will be free delivery for orders of $60 or more. The order form and the complete menu can be found here.

2) Shalom Kosher: Kesher will be a central drop off/pickup point for Shalom's Pesach food orders, with pickup at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 26. Order deadline is March 15th. Check out their menu here.

3) Soupergirl will be offering a Passover meal delivery program. Order at www.soupergirlpassover.com. Delivery is available for orders over $50 ($13 delivery fee). Soupergirl is offering a special 5% discount for Kesher members. Enter the code KESHER when checking out. Questions? Comments? Email passover@thesoupergirl.com

Classes and Education

Pesach Times

Thursday, March 25 7:15 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Taanit Bechorot 7:45 AM Siyum, click HERE
  7:15 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  After 7:53 PM Bedikat Chametz
     
Friday, March 26 7:15 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  12:11 PM Burn chametz (do not recite bitul)
  7:07 PM Candle Lighting
  7:10 PM Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
     
Shabbat, March 27 8:00 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Erev Pesach 11:09 AM Finish eating chametz
  12:11 PM Last time to destroy chametz
  7:10 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  8:07 PM Candle Lighting (remember to first say Baruch Hamavdil bein Kodesh l'Kodesh if not said in maariv)
     
Sunday, March 28 10:00 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
1st day of Pesach 7:15 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  8:08 PM Candle Lighting & earliest time to prepare and start seder    
    Remember to count the omer!
     
Monday, March 29 10:00 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
2nd day of Pesach 7:15 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  8:09 PM Havdalah
     
Tuesday - Thursday, March 30 - April 1 7:05 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Chol HaMoed 7:20 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
     
Friday, April 2 7:05 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Chol HaMoed 7:14 PM Candle Lighting
  7:15 PM Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
     
Shabbat, April 3 8:30 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
7th day of Pesach 7:15 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  8:14 PM Candle Lighting & earliest time to prepare
    (remember to first say Baruch Hamavdil bein Kodesh l'Kodesh if not said in maariv)
     
Sunday, April 4 8:30 AM Shacharit - SIGN UP REQUIRED
8th day of Pesach *Yizkor* Yikzor can be said at home individually and does not require a minyan.
    Please remember to give tzedakah for Yizkor before or after chag
  7:20 PM Mincha/Maariv - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  8:15 PM Havdalah
Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781