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    Passover Schedule — 2018-5778

    Authorization to Sell Hametz 5778

    The deadline to sell hametz in person or online is 8:30 AM on Friday, March 30.

    You can fill out our online form or fill out a form with the Temple Office allowing Rabbi Abe Friedman 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.

    Kasher Your Kitchen Gear

    On Monday, March 26, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM bring your kitchen gear to BZBI and we’ll help you make it kosher for Passover. We will have two pots of boiling water in the Kahaner Kitchen to dunk your pots and pans in. All utensils must be solid metal and unused for at least 24 hours. Please contact Rabbi Abe with any questions.

    Schedule of Services

    Friday, March 30
    Minyan and Siyyum Bekhorim 7:45 AM
    1st Seder at home, no evening services

    Saturday, March 31
    Passover 1st day, Shabbat Services 9:30 AM
    2nd Seder at home, no evening services

    Sunday, April 1
    Passover 2nd day, Services 9:30 AM, no evening services

    Chol Hamoed Pesach (intermediate days)

    Monday, April 2: Morning minyan 7:30 AM, evening services at 5:30 PM.
    Tuesday, April 3: Morning minyan 7:30 AM, evening services at 5:30 PM.
    Wednesday, April 4: Morning minyan 7:30 AM, evening services at 5:30 PM.
    Thursday, April 5: Morning minyan 7:30 AM, no evening services.

    Concluding Days of Festival

    Friday, April 6: Passover 7th day, 9:30 AM services, Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 PM.
    Saturday, April 7: Passover 8th day, 9:30 AM services, services will include Yizkor Memorial. No evening services. Passover ends at 8:21 PM.

    BZBI Sisterhood Gift Shop Extended Hours

    The BZBI Sisterhood Gift Shop has beautiful new items for Passover and wonderful items for all your gift giving needs. This Passover, enjoy our extended hours to prepare for the holiday. Come visit to find Seder plates, Haggadot, and much more! Proceeds benefit the Neziner Hebrew School. We hope you think of the Sisterhood Gift Shop first! Call in advance to find out exact hours.

    Passover Catering

    **The deadline to order was Wednesday, March 21, at 12:00 PM**

    Barclay Caterers is now taking orders for Passover foods to be delivered to BZBI on Friday, March 30 between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Orders must be placed on or before Wednesday, March 29 by 12:00 PM. Menus are available on Barclay’s website. Call Steve Hellinger (215-612-2837) to place your order directly with Barclay. Make sure you indicate that your order is to be delivered to BZBI. Let the office know you have placed an order. We cannot place any orders for you.

    All orders must be picked up by 1:00 PM on March 30. We cannot store your order.