PESACH AT TRIBECA SYNAGOGUE
1. PREPARE FOR PESACH 2. PESACH CALENDAR
1. PREPARE FOR PESACH
PASSOVER EVE SEARCH FOR CHOMETZ
This year's search for Chometz takes place on Tuesday night, April 4th, after 8:00 PM. While most cleaning for Passover will have been completed by then, nevertheless, an official search should be undertaken.
The search is done with a candle together with items necessary to collect and secure the Chometz. All areas where Chometz is normally stored, as well as areas where Chometz could have possibly fallen should be searched. Many place pieces of bread in appointed areas to guarantee that Chometz will indeed be found during the search. The search is preceded by the blessing of al biur Chometz and succeeded by the bitul recitation wherein the property owner in English, Hebrew or Aramaic renounces any ownership over Chometz in one's home. The collected Chometz should be retained in a bag, etc. and disposed of as will be explained later, on Wednesday morning April 5th.
FIRST BORN SIYUM
After Minyan on Wednesday morning April 5, at 8:00 AM, there will be a Siyum for all first-born males. After the Siyum class, which will last approximately 15 minutes, breakfast will be served. This obviates the need of first born fasting.
PREPARING FOR PASSOVER: CHOMETZ
All Chometz collected from Tuesday night, April 4 as well as early breakfast Chometz, should be disposed of by 11:54 AM Wednesday morning, April 5th, the latest. Placing the Chometz in garbage bags in an outside public trash collection area is a sufficient means of disposal. Prior to the disposal, the Kol Chamirah recitation, nullifying one's ownership over the Chometz, should be recited in any language. Chometz can no longer be eaten after 10:50 AM.
All those wishing to sell their Chometz items can do so on-line HERE. However, a more appropriate means is to personally meet with the Rabbi, effecting the transaction in person. The Rabbi will be generally available for this but it is preferred that you make a specific appointment.
MATZAH FUND-MA’OT CHITIN-KIMCHA D’PISCHA
The mitzvah of tzedaka specific to Pesach is so important that it has its own name. At TriBeCa Synagogue we have maintained a hallowed tradition of helping those less fortunate than we, which we call the matzah fund.
Throughout the year we ask your financial help for the synagogue but this is the one time of the year we look to you for help in assuring the needy among us can observe Passover properly. Please respond as you have always done and may you all enjoy a Zissen Pesach!
This year Yizkor is recited on Thursday, April 13, 2023, which is the eighth day of Passover.
There will be a Yizkor service at approx. 11:15am. If there is a need, a second Yizkor will be recited after services
If you cannot join us at the shul for Yizkor we take this opportunity to ask you to remember the shul with your Yizkor donations. No greater merit could accrue to your loved ones than to have a stake in the vital work that is done here to ensure the vibrancy of the lower west side Jewish Community.
Please feel free to call the Rabbi at (212) 966-7141 regarding any questions you may have concerning Passover procedures, cleaning and Passover food products.
Wednesday Evening, April 5
Thursday Morning, April 6
Thursday Evening, April 6
Friday Morning, April 7
INTERMEDIATE DAYS - CHOL HaMOED
Mornings, (April 10-11)
Afternoons, (April 10)
SECOND DAYS OF PASSOVER
Tuesday Evening, April 11
Wednesday Morning, April 12
Wednesday Evening, April 12
Thursday Morning, April 13
Mornings: Monday & Thursday
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
7:30 AM (Followed by breakfast)
Afternoons: Monday thru Thursday