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Passover 2020-5780

    Authorization to Sell Hametz 5780

    The deadline to sell hametz is 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

    You can fill out our online form or visit the Temple Office allowing Rabbi Annie Lewis to sell all of your hametz on your behalf. A donation to tzedakah is required to make this a valid transaction. It is customary to make a donation to the Passover League in exchange for selling your hametz. This can be done through the Temple office or online. The Passover League distributes grants throughout the Philadelphia region to groups that provide Seders to individuals who would otherwise not have the resources or ability to attend. The Passover League also provides Passover food for homebound Jews and distributes boxes of Passover food to hospitalized Jewish veterans.

    BZBI Passover Schedule

    For services not offered by BZBI, we recommend the Congregation Adath Israel Live Stream at

    Wednesday, April 8
    7:45 AM – Minyan and Siyyum Bekhorim sponsored by Cara Levinson
    Quick access link here

    10:45 AM – Finish eating hametz before this time.
    7:15 PM – Candle lighting
    1st Seder at home, no evening service

    Thursday, April 9
    Passover 1st Day
    No morning service
    8:15 PM – Candle lighting
    2nd Seder at home, no evening service

    Friday, April 10
    Passover 2nd Day
    No morning or evening services
    7:17 PM – Candle lighting

    Chol Hamoed Pesach (intermediate days)

    Saturday, April 11
    Passover 3rd Day 
    No morning or evening services
    8:22 PM – Shabbat ends

    Sunday, April 12
    Passover 4th Day
    9:00 AM – Morning service
    Quick access link here
    No evening service

    Monday April 13
    Passover 5th Day 
    7:45 AM – Morning service
    Quick access link here
    5:30 PM – Evening service
    Quick access link here

    Tuesday, April 14
    Passover 6th Day 
    7:45 AM – Morning service
    Quick access link here
    No evening service
    8:22 PM – Candle lighting

    Yom Tov shel Pesach (final days)

    Wednesday, April 15
    Passover 7th day 
    No morning or evening services

    Thursday, April 16
    Passover 8th day 
    No morning or evening services
    8:23 PM – Passover ends — wait one full hour before using any hametz you sold.

    Friday, April 17: Yizkor 
    5:30 PM, Tot Shabbat
    6:00 PM, Kabbalat Shabbat
    6:45 PM, Yiskor Service, immediately following Kabbalat Shabbat.
    All services accessed via Quick access link here

    We will conduct an online Yiskor (memorial) service on the Friday evening after Pesach ends, in accordance with rabbinic rulings about observance this year.