Happy Passover!

Join us for Passover (Pesach) at
Chabad East DC

 
April 22-April 30, 2024
 
 
Community Seder
  Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.


 

Monday night // April 22

Candle lighting and services: 7:30pm

1st night Seder begins: 7:30pm
 

Tuesday morning // April 23

Holiday Sevice:
10:00am - Shacharit
12:00pm - Kiddush Lunch

2nd night Seder begins: 8:45pm
 

 
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Holiday Schedule
 

Monday // April 22

Eat Chametz until: 10:50am
Burn your chametz before: 11:58am
Candle lighting time: 7:35pm
First Seder: 7:30pm

 

Tuesday // April 23

Candle lighting after: 8:36pm
Second Seder: 8:45pm

 



 
 
Sell Your Chametz
 

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Pesach.

Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
 
SELL ONLINE
 
 
 
Order Matzah
  Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.

Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.

Order your matzah today!
 
ORDER HERE
 
  
Maot Chittim
 

"All who are hungry, let them come and eat."

We must ensure that our brothers and sisters have the means to celebrate freedom too.

Most of the people who are hungry will not be standing in our dining rooms as we begin our Seder, waiting for the invitation. As such, in preparation for the Passover holiday, it is age-old Jewish tradition to contribute generously towards funds that ensure that indeed everyone who is in need has the necessary provisions for the holiday—food, matzah, wine, festive clothing, etc.

Learn more!


 
Meal of Moshiach
 

April 30, 6:30 pm (starting with Mincha)

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Pesach, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Pesach concludes with a \"Feast of Moshiach.\" This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Pesach and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.
 
 
Seder Items
  Ease part of the Passover prep! Order your 6 Seder plate items for smoother preparation, with all traditional foods available ready to use.
 
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Further Reading
  Pesach is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Pesach features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Pesach.
 
 
Pesach Guide
 
Pesach Guide
The Seder
Pesach Story
Pesach Kids' Site
Recipes
Study & History