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Prayer and Preparation Schedules

FESTIVALS: PASSOVER FESTIVAL

PASSOVER/PESAH, HAG HAMATZOT

Friday Eve, April 15th - Saturday, April 23rd

 

Preparations

Search for Leaven

Thursday Evening, April 14th

At night on Thursday.........(after sunset, 7:34 pm)

 

Fast of First Born

Friday Morning, April 15th

Fast of First Born begins (Dawn)................4:50 am

Shahrit & siyyum for the First Born............7:05 am

Stop eating hametz............................by 10:43 am

Dispose of any remaining hametz......by 11:49 am

 

FIRST TWO DAYS OF YOM TOB PESAH

Eve of the First Day, Friday Eve, April 15th

Candle Lighting......................................7:17 pm

Evening Services (Minha & Arbit).............7:00 pm

First Haggadah (Seder), Friday Night

 

First Day Morning, Saturday, April 16th

Zemirot...................................................8:30 am

Shahrit....................................................9:00 am

Tikkun HaTal.............................inserted in Musaf

 

Second Day of Passover

Eve of the Second Day, Saturday, April 16th

Evening Services (Minha & Arbit)............7:00 pm

Shabbat Ends, Kiddush...................after 8:14 pm

Candle Lighting & Omer Counting...after 8:14 pm

Second Haggadah (Seder), Saturday night

 

Second Day Morning, Sunday, April 17th

Zemirot.................................................8:30 am

Shahrit, Hallel, Sermon, Musaf...............9:00 am

Minha & Arbit........................................7:30 pm

Sunday Evening Habdala.......................8:02 pm

 

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Intermediate Weekdays of Passover 

HOL HAMOED PESAH

Mon.-Thu. Mornings, April 18th-21st 

Shahrit & Musaf.................................7:05 am

Mon.-Wed. Evenings, April 18th-20th

Minha & Arbit....................................6:30 pm

 

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Preparations: Final Passover Days

Erub Tabshilin: When a Yom Tob starts on Thursday evening, an Erub, bread and food prepared for the following Sabbath is set aside prior to the festival before sunset. See Prayers for the Festivals, by David de Sola Pool, p. 1.

 

FINAL TWO DAYS OF YOM TOB PESAH

Seventh Day of Pesah, Thursday Eve, April 21st

Synagogue Consecration Anniversary: Mill Street Synagogue (1730)

Candle Lighting..................................7:24 pm

Minha & Arbit.....................................7:30 pm

 

7th Day Morning, Friday, April 22nd

Zemirot..................................................8:15 am

Shahrit...................................................9:05 am

Torah Reading (Features reading of the Shira-Song of the Sea)

 

Shabbat, The Eighth Day of Pesah, Friday Eve, April 22nd

Shabbat/Festival Candle Lighting..........by 7:25 pm

Minha & Arbit............................................7:30 pm

 

8th Day/Shabbat Morning, Saturday, April 23rd

Zemirot....................................................8:30 am

Shahrit.....................................................9:00 am

Reading of Song of Songs.......................11:00 am

Minha & Arbit...........................................7:30 pm

8th Day/Shabbat Concluding Habdala......8:22 pm

Do not Consume hametz until.......½ hour after Habdala, 8:52 pm

 

Pesah, Passover, or Hag HaMatzot, The Feast of Unleavened Bread, is observed in the middle of the month of Nisan, around the spring equinox, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt. Hametz, leavened food, is searched for and removed prior to the holiday, and a Search for Hametz is usually made on the eve and morning of the 14th of Nisan. The 14th of Nisan, the day of the Biblical Paschal Sacrifice, is observed as a partial holiday and as the Fast of the Firstborn by some, and by late morning all Jewish-owned hametz should be sold and hidden, or eliminated and nullified. The Paschal sacrifice was consumed on the Eve of the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Eve of the 15th of Nisan, which became our two-day Diaspora observance, with a Haggadah or Seder Recitation and Meal at home on the Eve of the 15th and the Eve of the 16th. The Biblical Hag HaMatsot lasts from Nisan 15th until the 21st, with full Festival restrictions from work in effect on the First and Seventh Days. In the Diaspora the fully restricted days came to be the First Two as well as the Seventh and an additional Eighth Day, Nisan 22nd. The Intermediate Days have fewer restrictions. 

Omer Counting: The `Omer, the First Sheaf-bundle of Grain (Barley) Harvest Offering, was brought on  the Biblical Second Day, beginning the “`Omer” seven-week count to the First Wheat-Bread Offering on Day 50, which is Shabuot, the Feast of Weeks or  “Pentecost.”

Choral Music of Shearith Israel
2003
Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

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