Passover at Beth Shalom

Your Guide to Passover

Passover Service Schedule

Monday, April 10 - Beth Shalom's Offices Close at 2:00 pm
7:30 am: Siyum for the first born

No Evening Minyan

Tuesday, April 11 - Beth Shalom's Offices are Closed
9:30 am: Passover Service Day 1
No Evening Minyan

Wednesday, April 12 - Beth Shalom's Offices are Closed

9:30 am: Passover Service Day 2
No Evening Minyan

Sunday, April 16
8:00 pm:
Passover Evening Service

Monday, April 17 -
Beth Shalom's Offices are Closed
9:30 am: Passover Service Day 7
7:30 pm: Rabbi Grossman's Passover Open House

Tuesday, April 18 - Beth Shalom's Offices are Closed
9:30 am: Passover Service Day 8

Sisterhood Passover Judaica Shop

Visit the Sisterhood's Judaica Shop for all of your Passover Needs!
Open:
Sunday, March 26 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29 from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 2 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 5 from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Passover Seder Match Program

Host someone new for Passover:
Some people in the Beth Shalom Community need a place to celebrate Passover First Seder.

If you have space to host at your table, please contact the Beth Shalom Office (410) 531-5115 no later than Monday, April 3.

And of course, let us know if you would like to be invited to celebrate with fellow congregants.

Sunday, April 9

Help with the Pre-Passover Community Seder

Sunday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m.

The Harmony Hall Assisted Living Facility is hosting a pre-Passover community seder for their residents and guests on April 9. Call the Beth Shalom office at (410) 531-5115 to help serve. Set up will begin at 4:00 pm. The meal will be served at 5:00 pm.


If you'd like to attend the seder and order a meal, please RSVP directly to Harmony Hall by April 5. Guest meals for non-Harmony Hall residents are $15. The meals are not kosher.

BEDIKAT HAMETZ

Search and Store by Sunday, April 9

Bedikat Hametz means the Search for Hametz. We search the house the night before Passover with a candle to make sure we did not leave any hametz lying around. The next day any hametz that was not already sold or stored away is to be burnt or gotten rid of. The ritual of Bedikat Hametz is based on the Biblical precept that we are not to own, see, or benefit from hametz during the week of Passover. Inexpensive kits with a spoon, feather, candle and bag are available from our Sisterhood Gift Shop. The prayer for the Search and Removal of the Hametz can be found in the kit and in the front of most Hagaddahs.

Monday, April 10

Siyum for the First Born

Monday, April 10 at 7:30 a.m.

Are you the first born in your family? According to tradition, the first born of every family fasts the morning before Passover in memory of God passing over the Jewish first born on the night before Passover. Don’t want to fast? You are in luck: if you engage in a seudah mitzvah, a meal for a religious purpose, you don’t have to fast. One such seudah mitzvah is held upon the completion, Siyum, of a section of rabbinic literature.


This year the siyum will celebrate the completion of the Mishnah Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) which Rabbi Grossman was studying in memory of her father (Pops) Norman Grossman.

Rabbi Grossman's Passover Open House

Monday, April 17th, 7:30pm

6525 Freetown Road

Columbia, MD

There’s More to Passover Than Matzah!

You are invited to a Passover Open House

Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

at the home of Rabbi Grossman and David Bode for delicious desserts and a brief service


6525 Freetown Road

Columbia, MD 21044


RSVP to the Beth Shalom office (410) 531-5115 by April 12


(Please park at the Hickory Ridge Village Center to allow space in the front of the house for handicapped visitors )


Minyan at the Rabbi’s home at 8:00 PM