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Maot Chittim

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

Note: We will be taking donations for Maot Chittim until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22nd, so that we have enough time to distribute to those in need.

Mechirat Chametz (Sale of Chametz)

Rabbi Shafner will be coordinating the sale of chametz for Kesher Israel this year. Please fill out this form. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with Rabbi Shafner.

There will be a Community Chametz Burning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30 at the Shafner/Winkleman residence.

Pesach Halachot, Reference & Reading Material, and Kashrut Information

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, 5:40 p.m., March 24

Pesach Times

Thursday, March 29 Mincha/Maariv 7:10 p.m.   
  Bedikat Chametz after 8:11 p.m.
Friday, March 30 Shacharit, followed by siyum 7:15 a.m.
Erev Pesach Finish eating chametz 11:08 a.m.
  Final time for burning chametz 12:10 p.m.
  Mincha/Maariv 7:10 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 7:12 p.m.  
  Seder can begin  after 8:12 p.m.
Shabbat, March 31 Shacharit (main minyan only) * 10:00 a.m.    
1st day of Pesach   note: * Kriyat Shma should be said before coming to shul
  Mincha/Maariv 6:55 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 8:13 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 Shacharit (main minyan only) * 10:00 a.m.
2nd day of Pesach  note: * Kriyat Shma should be said before coming to shul
  Mincha 7:10 p.m.
  Havdalah 8:16 p.m.
Monday, April 2 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 5 Shacharit 7:05 a.m.
Chol HaMoed Mincha/Maariv 7:15 p.m.
  Candle Lighting - Eruv Tavshilin 7:18 p.m.
Friday, April 6 Shacharit 7:30 a.m.
7th day of Pesach Shacharit 9:00 a.m.
  Mincha/Maariv 7:15 p.m.
  Candle Lighting 7:18 p.m.
Shabbat, April 7 Shacharit (Shir HaShirim,Yizkor) 7:30 a.m.
8th day of Pesach Shacharit (Shir HaShirim,Yizkor) 9:00 a.m.
  Mincha 7:00 p.m.
  Havdalah 8:21 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.

After Sunday, March 25, the kitchen will be closed for Pesach. Please contact Bracha for more information.

Sat, January 19 2019 13 Shevat 5779