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Erev Shabbat HaGadol Message from Rabbi Segal: This afternoon at 5pm, Rabbi Segal will deliver an Erev Shabbat HaGadol message over Zoom. The link to sign in is https://zoom.us/j/873974808?pwd=Zm5VT3pkRVpkUUNWaWVva2FzWE92UT09.

Mazal Tov: It is with great joy that we share with you the birth of a baby girl to Beth and Josh Sydney. Mazel tov to the entire Sydney family. May they raise her to Torah, Chupah and Ma'asim Tovim.

Covid Chesed Intervention Committee: Beth El has established a chesed committee to help those who are more susceptible with shopping and other needs. This week the committee was in full gear with Pesach almost here. We coordinated a communal Butcherie order for people who had small orders and our volunteers delivered to those that ordered. We appreciate and would like to thank all the volunteers for their help.  If you would like to become a volunteer or if you would like to request help, please contact the shul office at congbethel@rcn.com. If you are contacted by a member of the committee and offered help, please do not hesitate to accept it. If you have not been contacted and could benefit from some help with grocery shopping etc. please contact the shul office. 

Mechirat Chametz: The selling of one’s chametz is usually done in person. However, due to the public health crises this year, you may appoint Rabbi Segal as your agent to sell your chametz online by completing the form at https://forms.gle/Lh9LqNLLxKXhrJ777. All forms must be completed and submitted no later than Monday, April 6th at 11:30pm.

Maot Chittim: It is customary to contribute to Maot Chittim in the weeks leading up to Pesach in order to help those in need in making Pesach. This year, the need is even greater due to the economic loss many families have incurred due to the Coronavirus. Please donate at https://pesachdonate.bethelnewton.org/.

Semichat Chaver: There will be no Semichat Chaver chaburah this week, however, there will be a virtual Semichat Chaver chaburah on Monday evening of chol hamoed Pesach, April 13th at 8:00pm. A link to the zoom session will be sent out by email. We are learning Hilchot Shabbat this semester. For more information please contact Rabbi Segal at rabbisegal@gmail.com.

Pesach Schedule and Ritual Guide: Please see next pages for a Pesach schedule and detailed ritual guide for this unique year.

Pesach Schedule

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 - 

Bedikat chametz, after 8:00 pm 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 - Erev Pesach/First Night Pesach 

Shacharit

Siyum for First Born, 8:00 am (See Below)

LATEST TIME FOR EATING CHAMETZ, 10:35 am 

LATEST TIME FOR REMOVING/DESTROYING CHAMETZ, 11:28 am (See Below)

ERUV TAVSHILIN (See Below)

Candle Lighting Time (Shel Yom Tov & Shehechiyanu), 7:00 pm 

Mincha

Yom Tov Maariv

FIRST SEDER, after  7:50 pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 - First Day of Pesach/Second Night Pesach

Yom Tov Shacharit, Full Hallel & Yom Tov Mussaf (add: Morid Hatal- See Below) (No Kah Eli) 

Latest Shema, 9:29 am

Mincha 

Maariv  

Candle lighting time (Shel Yom Tov & Shehechiyanu), after 8:04 pm 

SECOND SEDER, after 8:04 pm

BEGIN TO COUNT SEFIRAH 

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 - Second day of Pesach/Erev Shabbat Chol Hamoed Hashkama 

Yom Tov Shacharit, Full Hallel & Yom Tov Mussaf (No Kah Eli) 

Latest Shema, 9:28 am

Candlelighting (Shel Shabbat),after 5:59 pm before 7:02 pm (See Below)

Yom Tov Mincha 

Kabbalat Shabbat (Mizmor Shir only)/Shabbat Maariv (add ya’ale v’yavo)

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 - Shabbat Chol Hamoed 

Shabbat Shacharit (add: ya’ale v’yavo) , Half Hallel & Yom Tov Musaf (add: Shabbat inserts)

Latest Shema, 9:27 am

SONG OF SONGS 

Shabbat Mincha (add: ya’ale v’yavo)

Weekday Maariv (add: v’ata chanantau and ya’ale v’yavo)(begin saying v’ten bracha)

Havdallah, after 8:06 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 - TUESDAY, APRIL 14 - Chol Hamoed Pesach 

Weekday Morning Service (add: ya’ale v’yavo), Half Hallel & Yom Tov Musaf

Weekday Mincha/Maariv (add: ya’ale v’yavo)