Pesach 5784 | 2024

Sell your chametz here.

Ma’ot Hittim Before Passover, it is customary to give Ma’ot Hittim, charity for the Passover needs of the poor. Donations will eventually be made to the New York Board of Rabbis’ Ma’ot Hittim Fund, which serves the entire New York metropolitan area but may be channeled through Rabbi Tucker’s Discretionary Fund. Online donations can be made at www.templeisraelcenter.org/secure/Donations. Please choose “Ma’ot Hittim” listed beneath “Rabbi Tucker’s Discretionary Fund” or mail checks payable to “Temple Israel Center” with “Rabbi Tucker’s Discretionary Fund – Ma’ot Hittim” in the memo line to Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY 10605.

See the Rabbinical Assembly (RA) Pesach Guide here.

2024 Passover Supplement
Many months ago, Rabbi Tucker was approached by Mishael and Noam Zion, co-authors of the A Night to Remember haggadah, about contributing to a fund to develop a special haggadah for Israelis most impacted by the war, a volume that would incorporate readings and reflections specific to this particular and painful moment in history.  Thanks to the generosity of our community and so many others, the Zions were able to produce this book and distribute 6,000 copies of it to communities throughout Israel – teachers and students at a newly reopened school in Sderot, parents whose son was amongst the first soldiers to fall in Gaza, families who remain evacuated from their homes or who are waiting for their loved ones still held hostage.  Zion explained that in addition to the content of these books which will surely help make a very bittersweet holiday just a bit easier to manage, the fact that they were underwritten by the American Jewish community as an act of solidarity was extraordinarily meaningful to their recipients.  An excerpted English-language supplement drawing from this haggadah can be found here for use at our seders this year!

Read Rabbi Annie Tucker’s Pesach Supplements from years past:
2020: General Ideas for Enhancing the Seder
2021: The Four Children
2022: Freedom & Responsibility
2023: In Honor of Israel’s 75th Birthday


Sunday, 4/21 (Bedikat Chametz)
Bedikat Chametz (searching for chametz) should be done in one’s home this evening.

Monday, 4/22 Erev Pesach, 1st Seder
7:00 am:
Siyyum Bekhorim/Morning Minyan in person and Zoom
Join us for minyan in person or on Zoom followed by a siyyum (completion of learning ceremony) led by members of our congregation who have recently finished studying major sections of Jewish text. In the spirit of celebration which is shared by a whole community, first borns who attend are released from the traditional pre-Passover fast.
8:30 am: Latest time to make Rabbi Tucker your agent for selling chametz
10:13 am: Latest time to eat chametz
11:33 am: Latest time to burn chametz
6:10 pm: Evening services in person and livestream
7:24 pm: Candle lighting

Tuesday, 4/23 Pesach Day I, 2nd Seder
9:15 am: Pesach services in the Milstein Sanctuary in person and livestream
11:00 am: Tot Passover services: children 0-5
11:00 am: Joint Kinderminyan and Learning Minyan Passover services: grades K-5
6:10 pm: Mincha/Ma’ariv services in person and livestream
8:27 pm: Candle lighting (transferring from a pre-existing flame)

Wednesday, 4/24 Pesach Day II, 1st Day Omer
9:15 am: Pesach services in the Milstein Sanctuary in person and livestream
11:00 am: Tot Passover services: children 0-5
11:00 am: Joint Kinderminyan and Learning Minyan Passover services: grades K-5
7:30 pm: Mincha/Ma’ariv services in person and livestream
8:29 pm: Havdalah

Thursday, 4/25 Chol HaMoed Pesach III
7:00 am: Morning services in person and Zoom
8:00 pm: Evening services in person and Zoom

Friday, 4/26 Chol HaMoed Pesach IV
7:00 am: Morning services in person and Zoom
6:10 pm: Evening services in person and livestream
7:29 pm: Candle lighting

Saturday, 4/27 Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach V
9:15 am: Shabbat services in the Milstein Sanctuary in person and livestream
7:20 pm: Mincha/Ma’ariv in person and livestream
8:32 pm: Havdalah

Sunday, 4/28 Chol HaMoed Pesach VI
9:00 am: Morning services in person and Zoom
6:10 pm: Evening services in person and Zoom
7:33 pm: Candle lighting

Monday, 4/29 Pesach VII
9:15 am: Pesach services in the Milstein Sanctuary in person and livestream
11:00 am: Tot Passover services: children 0-5
11:00 am:
Kinderminyan Passover services: grades K-2
11:00 am:
Learning Minyan Passover services: grades 3-5
6:10 pm:
Evening services in person and livestream
8:35 pm: Candle lighting and lighting of Yizkor candle (transferring from a pre-existing flame)

Tuesday, 4/30 Pesach VIII (Yizkor)
9:15 am: Pesach Services in the Milstein Sanctuary in person and livestream
11:00 am: Tot Passover services: children 0-5
11:00 am: Joint Kinderminyan and Learning Minyan Passover services: grades K-5
7:35 pm: Mincha/Ma’ariv services in person and livestream
8:36 pm: Havdalah
8:40 pm: Those who sold their chametz through TIC may now enjoy