Pesach 5778 Calendar of Times and Services
Search for chametz, from 7:19 p.m. DST until midnight
Latest time for eating chametz, 10:53 a.m. DST
Latest time for annuling chametz, 11:57 a.m. DST
Earliest time First Seder may begin, 7:20 p.m. DST
The Second Seder should not begin any earlier than 7:40 p.m. DST
AFTER THE CHAG ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7
Restoring the home to pre-Pesach condition must await the end of the chag at 8:13 p.m. DST. Chametz may not be used or eaten before 9:30 p.m. DST, and should not be used in any case until the kitchen has been converted back to non-Pesach use.
Bread and cakes baked by Jewish-owned bakeries on Pesach or baked by Jewish-owned bakeries that did not sell their chametz may not be eaten at all.
ALL SERVICES BEGIN AT 9:30 A.M.
Friday, March 30, “Fast of the Firstborn” Siyum (tentative)
Shabbat, March 31, First Day of Pesach
Friday, March 6, Seventh Day of Pesach*
Shabbat, March 7, Final Day of Pesach
* Yizkor will be recited, beginning sometime after 11 a.m.
March 30 7:02 p.m. DST
March 31 8:06 p.m. DST
April 5 7:08 p.m. DST
April 6 7:09 p.m. DST
April 1 8:07 p.m. DST
April 7 8:13 p.m. DST
SELL YOUR CHAMETZ HERE!
Ridding our homes of all chametz before Pesach is a requirement, but it is not entirely possible to do so, which is why we should sell our chametz to a non-Jew. This is not optional for Conservative Jews. Please download the contract, fill it out, sign it, include a check for $18 made out to Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades (mark the memo line “chametz sale”), and return them to CBIOTP no later than Thursday, March 22. The address is CBIOTP, 207 Edgewater Road, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010-2201. To download the contract in PDF format, click here.
To download the instructions for how to conduct a search for chametz, and the approprite blessings, click here.
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