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    Passover Schedule — 2019-5779

    This is a past schedule. To be notified of this year’s schedule, subscribe to our newsletter to hear about it first!

    Authorization to Sell Chametz 5779

    The deadline to sell hametz is 8:00 AM on Friday, April 19, 2019.

    You can fill out our online form or fill out a form with the Temple Office allowing Rabbi Yosef Goldman to sell all of your chametz 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 chametz. 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.

    Schedule of Services

    Friday, April 19
    Minyan and Siyyum Bekhorim 7:45 AM
    Finish eating chametz before 10:45 AM.
    1st Seder at home, no evening services

    Saturday, April 20
    Passover 1st day, Shabbat Services 9:30 AM
    Candle lighting 8:27 PM.
    2nd Seder at home, no evening services

    Sunday, April 21
    Passover 2nd day, Services 9:30 AM, no evening services
    Yom tov ends 8:28 PM.

    Chol Hamoed Pesach (intermediate days):
    Monday-Wednesday, April 22-24

    Morning minyan 7:30 AM, evening services at 5:30 PM.

    Thursday, April 21
    Passover 2nd day, Services 7:30 AM
    No evening services
    Candle lighting 7:31 PM

    Friday, April 6:
    Passover 7th day, 9:30 AM services,
    Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 PM,
    Candle lighting 7:32 PM

    Saturday, April 7: 
    Passover 8th day, 9:30 AM services, services will include Yizkor Memorial.
    No evening services.
    Passover ends at 8:35 PM–wait one full hour before using any chametz you sold.

    Passover Catering

    **The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 10, at 12:00 PM. All orders must be placed and prepaid directly with Barclay Caterers**

    Once again, Barclay Caterers is taking orders for Passover foods to be delivered to BZBI before the holiday. Orders must be placed on or before Wednesday, April 10 by 12:00 PM. Menus are available on Barclay’s website and in the Temple Office. 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. No orders will be taken by the Temple Office.

    More information about pick up time to follow.