Passover Services and Candle Lighting Times

Passover begins at sundown on Saturday, March 27th and concludes at sundown on Sunday, April 4th. There are many opportunities to join us in prayer and celebration of the Festival of Freedom.

All of our Passover services (not including our two Seder opportunities) may be accessed by clicking here to join us on Zoom.

Be sure to click on the correct date and service to access the appropriate Zoom link.


Siyum Bechorot – Fast of the First Born

Thursday, March 25th, 8:30 a.m. (in lieu of Daf Yomi)

The Fast of the Firstborn (Ta’anit Bechorot or Ta’anit Bechorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. Usually, the fast is broken at a siyum celebration which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue the fast. Unlike all other Jewish fast days, only firstborn children are required to fast on the Fast of the Firstborn.

Everyone is encouraged to join us for this engaging study opportunity as we prepare for the holiday. Click here to join us on Zoom

Bedikat Chametz – Searching for Chametz

Thursday evening, March 25th

Bedikat chametz is the search before leaved items prior to Passover. The search takes place after nightfall on the evening before the holiday begins. When Passover begins on Saturday night, as it does this year, the search takes place on Thursday night. The act of searching for Chametz helps up prepare ourselves, and our homes, for the Passover Holiday. All TIS member households received all of the tools and blessings to perform this act.

Want to join the Great Chametz Hunt? Click here to learn more and register!

Bi’ur Chametz – Burning of the Chametz

Friday, March 26th, Collection 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Burning of Chametz 9:45 a.m.

On the morning before Passover, one is supposed to get rid of the Chametz which one found last night during the search, as well as any other remaining Chametz which has been found. While chametz can be removed or destroyed in any number of ways, many people choose to burn it.

There is no blessing recited before the burning. The blessing which was made prior to the search covers the act of removing the Chametz the following morning.

If you wish to drop off your chametz at TIS between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Rabbi Dorsch will be on-site collecting them. Join Rabbi Dorsch on Zoom or Facebook Live for the ceremonial burning at 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, March 27th

Candle Lighting 7:43 p.m.

Enjoy a meaningful First Seder

Sunday, March 28th

Passover Services 9:00 a.m. Click here to join us on Zoom.

Two Different Seder Opportunities:

On this evening, we’ll offer two options to meet the various needs within our community. All of the details are here.

Candle Lighting 7:43 p.m.

Monday, March 29th

Passover Services 9:00 a.m. Join us on Zoom.

Friday, April 2nd

Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 p.m. Our Zoom link may be accessed by clicking here.

Candle Lighting 6:51 p.m.

Saturday, April 3rd

Shabbat/Passover Services 9:00 a.m. Click here to join us on Zoom.

Candle lighting 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 4th

Passover Services (including Yizkor Memorial Prayers) 9:00 a.m. Our Zoom link is here.

Click here to access our Yizkor Book.

Havdalah 8:01 p.m.

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