Pesah Schedule 5784


Monday Eve, April 22-Tuesday, April 30


Passover Preparations

Search for Leaven – Sunday Evening, April 21

At night on Sunday | after sunset, 7:42 pm

Fast of First Born – Monday, April 22

Fast begins (Dawn) | 4:44 am

Shahrit & siyyum for the First Born | 7:05 am

Stop eating hametz by | 10:39 am

Dispose of any remaining hametz by | 11:47 am


First Day of Passover – Monday evening, April 22

Candles (18 min. before sunset) | 7:25 pm

Evening Services (Minha & Arbit) | 7:15 pm

Begin the First Haggadah | after 8:08 pm

Pesah I – Tuesday, April 23

Zemirot | 8:15 am

Shahrit | 9:00 am

Tikkun HaTal inserted in Musaf | 10:30 am


Men’s Shir HaShirim Reading | 7:00 pm

Evening Services (Minha & Arbit) | 7:15 pm

Day 1 Ends & Omer Counting | after 8:09 pm

Candles & Second Haggadah | after 8:09 pm

Pesah II – Wednesday, April 24

Zemirot | 8:15 am

Shahrit, Hallel, Sermon, Musaf | 9:00-11:40 am


Men’s Shir HaShirim Reading | 7:15 pm

Minha & Arbit | 7:30 pm

Habdala/Omer | 8:17 pm


Intermediate Weekdays of Passover  – (Thurs, Fri, & Sun, April 25, 26, & 28)


Thursday & Friday: Shahrit/Musaf 7:05 am

Sunday: Shahrit/Musaf 8:05 am

Thursday Evening

Minha & Arbit 6:30 pm


Intermediate Shabbat of Passover

Friday, April 26

Candles (18 min. before sunset) | 7:30 pm

Evening Services (Minha & Arbit) | 7:30 pm

Shabbat Day – Saturday, April 27

Zemirot | 8:15 am

Shahrit, Hallel, Sermon, Musaf | 9:00-11:20 am


Minha & Arbit | 7:35 pm

Habdala/Omer | 8:28 pm


Eve of Pesah VII – Sunday Evening, April 28

Synagogue Consecration Anniversary: Mill Street Synagogue (1730)

Candles (18 min. before sunset) | 7:32 pm

Minha & Arbit | 7:30 pm

Omer | 8:15 pm

Pesah VII – Monday, April 29

Zemirot | 8:15 am

Shahrit, Hallel | 9:00 am

Torah Service 9:45 am | Features reading of the Shirah – Song of the Sea

Musaf, Sermon, Conclusion | 10:45-11:30 am


Minha & Arbit | 7:30 pm

Day 8 Candle Lighting/Omer | after 8:16 pm

Pesah VIII – Tuesday, April 30

Zemirot | 8:15 am

Shahrit, Hallel, Sermon, Musaf | 9:00-11:30 am

Minha & Arbit | 7:15 pm

8th Day Omer/Concluding Habdala | 8:17 pm

Do not consume hametz until ½ hour after Habdala | 8:47 pm

Pesah, Passover, or Hag HaMatzot, The Feast of Unleavened Bread, is observed in the middle of the month of Nisan, around the spring equinox, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt. Hametz, leavened food, is searched for and removed prior to the holiday, and a Search for Hametz is made on the eve and morning of the 14th of Nisan. The 14th of Nisan, the day of the Biblical Paschal Sacrifice, is observed as a partial holiday and as the Fast of the Firstborn by some (attending a festive siyyum that morning obviates the need to fast), and by late morning all Jewish-owned hametz should be sold and hidden, or eliminated and nullified. The Paschal sacrifice was consumed on the Eve of the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Eve of the 15th of Nisan, which became our two-day Diaspora observance, with a Haggadah or Seder Recitation and Meal at home on the Eve of the 15th and the Eve of the 16th. The Biblical Hag HaMatsot lasts from the 15th until the 21st, with full Festival restrictions from work in effect on the First and Seventh Days. In the Diaspora the fully restricted days came to be the First Two as well as the Seventh and an additional Eighth Day, Nisan 22. The Intermediate Shabbat has all of the restrictions of Shabbat, but the other Intermediate Days have fewer restrictions. 

Omer Counting: The `Omer, the First Sheaf-bundle of Grain (Barley) Harvest Offering, was brought on  the Biblical Second Day, beginning the “`Omer” seven-week count to the First Wheat-Bread Offering on Day 50, which is Shabuot, the Feast of Weeks or  “Pentecost.”

Shir HaShirim, The Song of Songs, is traditionally read during Passover. 

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