Bedikat Chametz and BiYur – Searching for Chametz and Burning Chametz
Tuesday, April 7th, 6:00 p.m.
Together we’ll “search” for our Chametz as we get ourselves, and our homes, ready for the Passover Holiday. We will talk about the many things that Chametz can physically and spiritually represent, and how and why we want to rid ourselves of it before the Passover holiday begins.
Every participant is encouraged to bring a piece of Chametz (bread, cracker, waffle, cereal, etc.) that is big enough that we can see it on your camera, but small enough that it can be hidden in plain sight.
Join our inter-generational Bedikat Chametz on ZOOM. If needed, here is additional ZOOM information for this gathering:
Meeting ID: 193 749 363 | Password: 490027
During the morning of Wednesday, April 8th, we will live stream BiYur Chametz, the burning of Chametz.
SiYum Bechorot – Fast of the First Born
Wednesday, April 8th, 8:30 (in lieu of Daf Yomi)
Taste of Passover Seder for Families
Wednesday, April 8th, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Torah School Music specialist Bar Dahan and Rabbi Dorsch will be leading a this family oriented event filled with songs and stories. Everyone is invited but this time period will be focused on families with children.
Join us via ZOOM. Should you encounter any difficulty, please use the following information:
Congregational ZOOM Seder
Thursday, April 9th, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Together we’ll celebrate the second night of Passover! Cantor Leberman and Rabbi Dorsch will lead a congregational ZOOM seder. We will make our way through the traditional Seder (meaning order) of the Seder, inspired by songs, games, and with some surprises along the way.
We will laugh, we will cry, and we will drink (at least four cups of wine, BYOB), as we celebrate one of the most ancient of Judaism’s traditions, in an innovative, contemporary and modern way.
To RSVP for our congregational Seder, please click here. Please look at the opportunities available to participate. We will need your help to have a beautiful, meaningful, engaging and fun Seder experience for all.
We will be using the following Haggadot (PDF versions):
Click our ZOOM link now. If you have any challenges, use the information below:
Additional Information for Seder Participants
According to legend, when the Conservative Movement was debating as to whether or not women could be ordained as Rabbis, someone shouted that “Women belong on the Bimah as much as an orange belongs on a Seder plate.” That is why many people put oranges on their Seder plate, to remind everyone of the struggle that women have had, and continue to have, for equality.
All participants will be asked/are encouraged to add another unique item to their Seder Plate. The item can either explain another part of the Passover Story, or symbolize a journey from servitude and persecution to redemption in some way. Everyone will be given an opportunity present and explain their item.
Participants should try to have:
Matzah – a box should more than do it for the ritual activities. If you want more of it, that’s on you. (It will certainly help with the TP shortage.)
Bowl with pitcher or cup to wash hands (and a towel)
Seder Plate Items You Should Have (if possible):
We’ll have one shankbone and roasted egg, etc, so that’s optional, but the following will be needed to be eaten:
Parsley / salt water and/or boiled potato in salt water | Maror (horseradish – jarred or preferably a grated root) | Charoset
Parts of the Seder plate that are for SHOW: Shankbone, Roasted Egg
An additional item to help us interpret the story of Passover: Orange, Purel, etc.
Other ritual items that we will SHOW: Elijah cup, Miriam cup
Cashews to throw at the screen to get someone’s attention
Toys and Props to tell the Story: Jumping frog toys, bugs, animals, plague masks, etc. (all available on AMAZON)
Pillow for reclining
Food: Snacks and something to eat symbolically as our meal during the Seder
Following our time together we hope you will enjoy a full meal!