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Pesach 2022 at Kesher Israel

Thank you for visiting Kesher Israel's Pesach Portal for 2022/5782.
Please click the below quick links to access all of the information and resources available for the chag!

Chag Kasher V'Sameach!

Quick Links:

2022 Pesach Halachot and Information Sell Chametz with Rabbi Shafner
Donate Maot Chittim Pre-Pesach Food Drive w/ Capital Kosher Pantry
Information on Bi'ur Chametz (Burning) Community Seder and Order Pesach Food
Pesach Classes and Education Full Pesach Schedule

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 Thursday, April 14th!  

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

Every year, Jewish organizations around the world come together for Good Deeds Week (formerly Good Deeds Day) to highlight chesed opportunities in their communities. This year, Kesher will organize a Pre-Pesach Food Drive for Capital Kosher Pantry, echoing the focus of Good Deeds Week: food insecurity.

As you clean out your chametz and shop for Pesach, consider donating either Kosher for Pesach or chametz items. A box will be available for donations in the shul lobby from Sunday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 10th. Please email Miriam Cleeman at with any questions. 

Bi'ur Chametz (burning of Chametz)

There will be an outdoor burning of chametz at 11:00 am on Friday, April 15 in the backyard of the Shafner/Winkelman residence.

Community Seder and Food Ordering

Kesher Community Seder Friday, April 15.
Join together with your Kesher community for a traditional Seder with the Shafner/Winkelman family! Click here to register and for more information.

Soupergirl will be offering a Passover meal delivery program! 
The Soupergirl menu includes some classics (charoset, tsimmes, and more), along with a full list of delicious soups and desserts. Everything is 100% plant-based (pareve). The site is now live! 
Soupergirl is offering a special 5% discount for Kesher members. Enter the code KESHER when checking out. Questions or comments? Email

Classes and Education

Rabbi Shafner's Shabbat HaGadol Drasha: Kitniot (Legumes) in Jewish Passover Law and History
Wednesday, March 30, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM,

If you missed the Shabbat HaGadol Drasha, it can be found here.

Full Pesach Schedule and Times

Thursday, April 14 7:15 AM Shacharit
  7:25 PM Mincha/Maariv
  After 8:26 PM                       Bedikat Chametz
Friday, April 15 7:15 AM Shacharit
Erev Pesach 7:45 AM Siyum (in person and on Zoom)
Taanit Bechorot 10:56 AM Finish Chametz 
Last Time to Burn Chametz (11am Chometz burning at Rabbi Shafner's)
  12:03 PM Last Time to Burn Chametz 
  7:27 PM Candle Lighting
  7:30 PM Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv
Shabbat, April 16 10:00 AM Shacharit
1st day of Pesach 7:15 PM Mincha/Maariv (no seudah shlishit in shul)
  8:27 PM Candle Lighting & earliest time to prepare and start seder (remember to first say Baruch Hamavdil bein Kodesh l'Kodesh if not said in maariv)
    Remember to count the omer!
Sunday, April 17 10:00 AM Shacharit
2nd day of Pesach 7:25 PM Mincha/Maariv
  8:29 PM Havdalah    
Monday-Wednesday,  April 18 - April 20 7:05 AM Shacharit
Chol HaMoed 7:30 PM Mincha/Maariv
Thursday, April 21 7:05 AM Shacharit
Chol HaMoed 7:30 PM Mincha/Maariv
  7:32 PM Candle Lighting
    (remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin)
Friday, April 22 7:30 AM Shacharit
7th day of Pesach 9:00 AM Shacharit
  7:30 PM Mincha/Maariv
  7:33 PM Candle Lighting
Shabbat, April 23 7:30 AM Shacharit (Shir HaShirim)
8th day of Pesach 9:00 AM Shacharit (Shir HaShirim)
  *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
  7:25 PM Mincha/Maariv (no seudah shlishit in shul)
  8:35 PM Havdalah
Thu, September 29 2022 4 Tishrei 5783