Service Dates and Times
This year, Pesach begins on Wednesday night the 8th of April. We will not be holding services as usual, but see below for our programme during the Chag
Sale of Hametz
According to Jewish law, one must not have any hametz in his or her possession during Pesach. To accomplish this, we use up as much hametz as possible before the festival, we thoroughly clean our home, we check our home for hametz and symbolically burn hametz we find, and we recite a formula declaring any hametz that has not been found to be nullified “as the dust of the earth”. Finally, we sell any hametz we wish to keep over the festival to a non-Jew so that it will not formally be in our possession.
The Sale of Chametz will be done this year via the following link.
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg will do the virtual sale on Tuesday so all forms should be submitted by Monday night 6th April direct.
The Pesach message from the President of the Board of Deputies Marie Van Der Zyl is here.
Rabbi Joel is hosting a Q&A on Pesach on Sunday April 5th at 11am on Zoom
There will be Havdalah after Shabbat Hol Hamoed on April 11th at 9:15pm on Zoom
Seder at a time of lockdown, and other Resources
Click here to read 'Corona and Seder-ing alone' by Rabbi Joel and Leon Wiener Dow
Read here for guidance on how to celebrate Pesach this year from Rabbi Jonathan Wittenburg
Ideas for a seder on your own, or a very small group here.
René Cassin's Passover Seder companion, celebrating the untold stories of the women of Exodus here.
Why is this Seder Different? Tips and tricks to keep kids entertained, by Rina Wolfson
Miriam's Story - Women and water in sub-Saharan Africa, by Rabbi Dr Barbara Borts
Enjoy your seders!