|Just a reminder that the Beth El Annual Second Night Seder is tonight at 6:30 PM. |
Passover Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 859 6871 3636
| From Shereen and Hazzan Ben_Moshe:|
Hag Pesah Sameah Beth El Friends,
We hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the Festival of Freedom. We hope that this will be the last time that we celebrate together virtually, and that next year will be, if not in Jerusalem, at least in person. We pray that we will be able to gather with extended family, and together as a congregation for the second night of the holiday. In any case, may our matzah be crisp, our knaidlach either fluffy or dense, as you prefer, our haroset sweet, and may we all enjoy old family recipes as well as new ones. And of course, may we all remember and give thanks for our People’s liberation from bondage. Hag Kasher v’sameah!
Here are some tips on how to prepare for Pesach:
Clean all hametz food items from the house-eat up/throw out/donate/put aside to be sold.
Clean the house, but not obsessively. Dirt isn’t hametz!
Since Pesah begins on Saturday night, things are a little different. B’dikat Hametz (searching for hametz) is done Thursday evening, and Bi’ur Hametz (burning hametz) is done on Friday, preferably by about 11:30AM. Hametz may be eaten Friday evening and Saturday morning until 11:30-but it’s easier to eat kosher for Pesah food on Shabbat and use egg matzah (which can’t be used for the Seder) instead of bread. If you do eat bread on Friday evening/Saturday morning, any leftovers should be put in the garbage or compost by 11:30. The Seder should not begin until the end of Shabbat, 8:10PM at the earliest, and Kiddush includes the paragraph for Havdalah.
Join us for the 2nd Night Seder via Zoom:
We hope you will join us for this year’s interactive seder.
Getting ready for the evening:Prepare your dinnerPrepare your Seder plateSet your table (Elijah’s cup, candles, wine, pillows for reclining, Afikomen bag, matzah, matzah cover)Haggadah – bring your own or a copy of the Beth El Zoom Haggadah (included in this packet)Agenda for the evening – 6:30 pm 6:30 PM Welcome & let the Seder begin!We will take a 30-minute break for dinner and then come back on to proceed with the Seder.Turn off your cameras or enjoy your dinner and chat with others who are also enjoying their dinner via Zoom.Seder resumesSing-a-long – join us for some of our favorite Pesah songs!
We look forward to seeing you Sunday evening!
Hag Kasher v’sameah from the Ben-Moshe household (Hazzan Yitzhak, Shereen, kids and dogs).