Happy Passover!
Celebrate Pesach 2020
 
Wednesday Evening April 8 - Thursday April 16
 
 
Rabbi's Message
 
As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws, customs and traditions associated with the holiday, and what this holiday represents to us personally and as a People.

Although the circumstances may be different this year, let us take the opportunity, with the time we have at home, to liberate ourselves from our personal exiles, and may we all celebrate this year's Seder in true freedom, together.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Pesach,
 
Rabbi Mendel Kesselman 
 
 
Seder To Go Kits
 
Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and the unique traditional customs, from the comfort of your own home.
Order your Seder To Go Kits below:
 
 
 
 
Pesach Schedule
 

Wednesday // April 8

Eat Chametz until: 10:57am
Burn your chametz before: 12:04pm
Candle lighting time: 7:32pm
First Seder: Celebrate Tonight

 

 

Thursday // April 9

Candle lighting time: AFTER 8:39pm
Second Seder: Celebrate Tonight

 

 

Friday // April 10

Candle lighting time: 7:35pm

 

 

Shabbat // April 11

Shabbat Ends: 8:42pm

 

 

Tuesday // April 14

Candle lighting time: 7:41pm

 

 

Wednesday // April 15

Candle Lighting Time: AFTER 8:48pm

 

 

Thursday // April 16

Yom Tov Ends: 8:50pm

 


 
Sell Your Chametz
 

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.

 
 
 
 
Maos 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!

 
 
 
 
Shmurah 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.

Get your Matzah today at Seattle Kosher section at Safeway and QFC.


 
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.