Saturday, March 17th Shabbat HaChodesh/ שבת החדש : ("Sabbath [of the] month") Precedes the first of the Hebrew month of Nisan during which Passover is celebrated. Exodus 12:1-20 & the laws of Passover. On the first day of Nisan, God presented the first commandment of how to "sanctify the new moon" (kiddush hachodesh) for the onset of Rosh Chodesh & thus Nisan becomes the first month of the Jewish year (counting by months).
Saturday, March 17th Rosh Chodesh Nisan/ ראש חודש ניסן : Beginning of New Hebrew month Nisan. Nisan or Nissan is the 1st month of the Hebrew year & corresponds to March or April.
Saturday, March 24th Shabbat HaGadol/ שבת הגדול : ("Great Shabbat") Shabbat immediately before Passover. There is a special Haftarah reading on this Shabbat of the book of Malachi. Traditionally a lengthy & expansive sermon is given in the afternoon to general community.
Friday, March 30th Ta'anit Bechorot/ תענית בכורות : Fast of the Firstborn is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. Fast is usually broken at siyum celebration (typically at the conclusion of morning services), which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue fast. Unlike most Jewish fast days, only firstborns are required to fast beginning at dawn.
Passover/ פֶּּסַח /Pesach: Commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, & is celebrated for seven or eight days. One of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.
Friday, March 30th at 7:00 PM First Pesach Seder. Join us for a Kosher Dinner & service. The Jews have an everlasting covenant with G-d to observe Pesach. Additional details such as menu & selling the Chometz will be available soon. Mark the date. (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Saturday, March 31st at 9:00 AM Services 1st Day of Pesach (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Sunday. April 1st at 9:00 AM Services 2nd Day Pesach (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Friday, April 6th at 9:00 AM & 8:00 PM Services 7th Day Pesach (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Saturday, April 7th at 9:00 AM Services 8th Day Pesach & 11:00 AM Yizkor Recited (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayikra
Friday, March 16, 2018
Adar 29, 5778
Light Candles at 6:50 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nissan 1, 5778
Shabbat Ends 7:49 PM
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tzav
Friday, March 23, 2018
Nissan 7, 5778
Light Candles at 6:57 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Nissan 8, 5778
Shabbat Ends 7:57 PM
Friday, March 30, 2018
Eve of First day Passover
Nissan 14, 5778
Light Shabbat Candles at 7:05 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Eve of Second day Passover
Nissan 15, 5778
Light Holiday Candles after 8:04 PM
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