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Seder Hospitality. We want to help everyone enjoy a home-based seder. Please contact Melissa Benson by Thursday, March 23. If you would like to be hosted for a seder, please indicate how many and the ages (adults and/or children) in your family. If you have room around your table, please let us know how many you can host.

Moti's Grocery Delivery, Order by 12:00pm Sunday, March 26; Pickup at 4:00pm Tuesday, March 28. Stock your fridge and cabinets with all the groceries you need for Passover. Get ordering instructions here.

Moti's Prepared Foods Delivery, Order by 12:00pm Tuesday, March 28; Pickup at 4:00pm Monday, April 3. Don't want to cook all week? Order prepared dishes for your seder and beyond. Get ordering instructions here.

Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner, Friday, March 31, 6:15pm. As you clean out the last of your chametz, OT has you covered for the last Shabbat dinner before Passover! Come together for Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:15pm, followed by a delicious Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner hosted by the Membership Committee. Registration closed.

Sell Your Chametz, online by 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 4 or in-person at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 5. As you know, we are not allowed to benefit from owning chametz during Pesach. Therefore, it is customary to sell it, and then repurchase it after the end of Pesach. It is our honor and responsibility to be your agents for this sale. Sell your chametz here.

Shacharit & Fast of the Firstborn Siyyum, Wednesday, April 5, 8:00am. The Fast of the Firstborn (Ta’anit Bechorim) commemorates the horrific tenth plague that God inflicted on Pharaoh and the Egyptian people. In recognition of this moment, firstborn Jews fast on Erev Pesach. As this is a minor fast, there is a widely practiced exemption: Judaism allows anyone who attends a religious feast to forego fasting. It is customary to hold a celebratory meal on the completion of study of a piece of text, called a siyyum (conclusion). Whether you are a firstborn relieving yourself from the pre-Pesach fast, or anyone else simply looking to learn a little, come join us for the siyyum. After the siyyum, we will celebrate with a light breakfast.

Passover Items at Jewish Treasures. The most wonderful time of the year is coming…..Passover. To help you get prepared Jewish Treasures has a variety of seder plates, matzah plates, Haggadot, bags of plagues, hostess gifts, Afikomen gifts and much more to grace your tables. Contact the office or Joanne Stryer to make an appointment. Chag Sameach!

Passover Resources for Your Home

Passover Guide

Pesach is the ultimate home holiday. It takes the most work, but it is also allows us the most wonderful collection of home traditions. Pesach begins the evening of Wednesday, April 5. Click here to download our Passover Guide to help you prepare yourself and your home for Passover and walk you through the various rituals of home preparation.

Kashering Your Kitchen with Hadar

Kashering your kitchen for Pesach is easy with this step-by-step video guide from Rabbi Ethan Tucker of Hadar.

Haggadah Recommendations and Seder Questions

To help you host a seder, we've compiled a list of recommended Haggadot and questions you can ask at your seder to spark conversation. Click here to download the list.

Passover Recipes

Incorporate new recipes into your seder with recipes from Sisterhood and the USCJ.

Olam Tikvah Sisterhood Passover Recipes

USCJ Community Cookbook

Rabbi Joseph's Passover Menu from Wine Spectator

Setting Your Seder Table

Setting the table is a great job for kids, but they can do more than just putting out plates and forks! Click here to see Education Director Debra Beland Ackerman's ideas that kids can use to create a table that invites conversation and adds to the experience of the seder.

Maggid Paper Bag Dramatics

Hand over the reins to your kids and charge them with staging the maggid (the story of the Exodus). The beauty of paper bag dramatics is that you fill a bag with props found around the house, so no need to hit the store (click here for a "shopping list" to get you started). Then it's time for the performance. We've got a great script you can use or your kids can write their own. Be sure to encourage them to cast actors of all ages, including those who can't read yet (they can act things out while someone else narrates). And this is another great activity for tables in multiple places-just be sure to share the plan with everyone ahead of time.

PJ Library Passover Potpourri for Young Families

"Passover Potpourri" is a discussion of Passover games, activities, and craft projects. Click here to view the recorded webinar and download PJ Library's Passover materials.

Passover Schedule

All services will be available via livestream at

Tuesday, April 4

4:00pm Last chance to sell your chametz online
After Dark: Bidikat Chametz (Search for Chametz)

Wednesday, April 5 - Erev Pesach

Office closed
8:00am Shacharit and Fast of the Firstborn siyyum; last chance to sell your chametz in-person
11:02 Stop eating chametz
12:06  Burn chametz
7:18pm Candle lighting and first seder

Thursday, April 6 - Pesach Day 1

Office closed
9:30am Passover service
8:19pm Candle lighting and second seder

Friday, April 7 - Pesach Day 2

Office closed
9:30am Passover Service
7:15pm Evening Service
7:20pm Shabbat candle lighting

Saturday, April 8

9:30am Shabbat Service

Sunday, April 9

9:00am Shacharit Service
8:00pm Ma'ariv

Monday, April 10

8:00pm Ma'ariv

Tuesday, April 11

7:15pm Ma'ariv
7:24pm Candle lighting

Wednesday, April 12 - Pesach Day 7

Office closed
9:30am Passover service
8:15pm Ma'ariv
8:25pm Candle lighting

Thursday, April 13 - Pesach Day 8

Office closed
9:30am Passover service including Yizkor
8:15pm Ma'ariv
8:25pm Passover ends
8:35pm Chametz is yours again!

Resources for Services

Services at OT

Olam Tikvah will hold Passover services in-person and via livestream on the first two days and the last two days of Passover.

Siddur Sim Shalom for Festivals

Festival Evening Siddur Sim Shalom
Festival Morning Siddur Sim Shalom
Festival Afternoon Siddur Sim Shalom
Yizkor Siddur Sim Shalom
Counting the Omer Siddur Sim Shalom

Etz Hayim

Pesach Day 1 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 2 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 3 Shabbat Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 4 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 5 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 6 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 7 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 8 Torah and Haftarah

Audio Recordings

Tefillat Tal
Shir HaShirim Chapter 1
Shir HaShirim Chapter 2
Shir HaShirim Chapter 3
Shir HaShirim Chapter 4
Shir HaShirim Chapter 5
Shir HaShirim Chapter 6
Shir HaShirim Chapter 7
Shir HaShirim Chapter 8
El Maleh Rachamim


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