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Pesach, the Season of Our Liberation

Schedule of services  NOTE: On-site services are suspended until further notice.  Please join our online services and classes.  Schedule and links to online classes will continue to be posted on this website at our Quick Links section.

Important:  If you are unable to go out to purchase food or other essential items, please email Rabbi Minkus and our new Chesed Committee chair to let us know if you need any help or to offer assistance.

  • Help us create our Interactive Hyde Park Hagaddah.  Deadline April 2.
  • Participate in a Seder workshop with Rabbi Minkus on April 1.
  • Mechirat Hametz:  Sell your hametz through Rabbi Minkus.
  • Passover from Zelda’s Kosher Catering:  Zelda’s will bring a truck down to Hyde Park, parking in our lot, to distribute our orders on Tuesday, April 7, from 5‑6 pm.  To place your order fill out Zelda's order form.

Cup of Elijah Chag Sameach and Happy New Year!  Yes, Passover is one of several Jewish New Years.  Passover commemorates when our ancestors emerged from slavery to become a nation.  On the 15th of Nisan we celebrate that we, as Jews, are a people, whereas the 1st of Tishrei (Rosh HaShanah) commemorates the birth of the world.  And in light of this, spend time at your Seder reflecting on the previous year while giving voice to some of your hopes for the upcoming year.  At your Seder ask questions, disagree, discuss and be fully present.  On your Seder Plate put a corkscrew (representing the cyclical nature of Jewish life), an orange (a feminist and inclusive motif), a fishbone (you decide!), and other items that will lead to everyone, children and adults alike, to ask why.  And as we open the door for Elijah, in part symbolizing the protection and freedom we feel, may we remember that we may be free but too many are not.  For us (Rabbi Minkus and Cantor Rosenberg), we are endlessly grateful to be a part of a community that is thoughtful, engaging and inclusive.  May this Passover, this Jewish New Year be one of health and happiness, and may we all have a Seder of meaning and a holiday that leads to personal and communal growth.

NOTE: The on-site version of the services listed below are suspended until further notice. Please join our online services and classes. Specific schedule and links to online classes will continue to be posted on this website at our Quick Links section and on the calendar.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
At 7:30 a.m. morning minyan – Siyyum B'chorim
After morning minyan – First-born Seudah

First Seder in the home

Thursday, April 9
First Day
9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Second Seder in the home
Monday, April 13
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
Friday, April 10
Second Day

9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Tuesday, April 14
7:30 a.m. – Morning Services
Saturday, April 11
9:30 a.m. – Shabbat Services
Wednesday, April 15
Seventh Day

Sh'vi'i shel Pesach
9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
Sunday, April 12
9:00 a.m. – Morning Services
Thursday, April 16
Eighth Day

9:30 a.m. – Festival Services
11:15 – Yizkor Memorial Service

From The Rabbinical Assembly:  Pesah Prep

Mechirat Hametz. If you wish to sell your hametz, email Rabbi Minkus as follows:

I hereby authorize Rabbi Minkus to act as my agent in effecting the transfer of any leaven or mixtures or derivatives of leaven which are in my possession, together with the premises on which they are located in accordance with all the requirements of Jewish religious law.

Your Name:
Your Address:

Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780