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Hag Kasher v'Sameah!

Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Passover is the eight-day festival that recounts and celebrates the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt. Agudas Achim a number of events and resources available to help you celebrate Passover with your family and the AAC community. Scroll down in the page or click any of the hyperlinks below to find what you need.
 

Mekhirat Hametz (Selling of Hametz)

Click here to sell your hametz online
Click here for the print-out form

The deadline to submit either form is April 21st
 
In an ideal world, we would use up, give away, or destroy all of our hametz before the start of Pesah. The rabbis, however, recognized that not everyone had this capability and instituted a legal remedy. Through mekhirat hametz - the sale of hametz to a non-Jew - we arrange a technicality that removes the hametz from our possession. By filling out either the online or physical form linked above, you authorize Rabbi Rein to "sell" all hametz so that they are not accidentally consumed during the holiday.
 
Although in other sales, the seller receives money, in this one, it is customary for the seller to include with the sale authorization a donation, called ma’ot hittin, “money for wheat." This year, all donations will go to Kibbutz Nahal Oz to help with their rebuilding, along with post-trauma support and assistance for displaced families.
 

Seder Match-Ups

Click here to be matched

Whether your oven is broken and you're looking for a place to go for Pesah, or your eager to make new friends, Agudas Achim has you covered. Fill out the form above and we'll do our best to make sure that your table has friends*. 
 
*seat assignments not guaranteed. AAC staff will do their best, but options will be limited by the number of hosts and other factors outside of our control.
 

Young Families Passover Celebration

Wednesday, April 17 | 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 | 5 p.m.

Click here to register

Young Families has three different ways to prepare for and celebrate Passover this year. Click the link above for more information and to register.
 

Pesah Service Schedule

(Please note that the schedule is subject to change; In-Person Ma'ariv Services will also use the Friday Night Shabbat Zoom Link;
Yom Tov Services will also be livestreamed using the Shabbat Livestream)
 

Monday, April 22 - Fast of the First Born & First Seder

  • 7:30 a.m. | In-Person Morning Minyan/Siyyum Bechorot
  • 7:35 p.m. | Candle Lighting
  • No Ma'ariv Service; enjoy your seder!

Tuesday, April 23 - Pesah Day 1

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary
  • 8:36 p.m. | Candle Lighting
  • No Ma'ariv Service!

Wednesday, April 24 - Pesah Day 2

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary
  • 8:37 p.m. | Havdalah
  • 8:45 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Thursday, April 25 - Chol Ha'Moed, Pesah Day 3

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan (in-person & Zoom)
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Friday, April 26 - Chol Ha'Moed, Pesah Day 4

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan (in-person & Zoom)
  • 6 p.m. | Ma'ariv Kabbalat Shabbat Services
  • 7:39 p.m. | Candle Lighting

Saturday, April 27 - Shabbat & Chol Ha'Moed, Pesah Day 5

  • 9:30 a.m. | Shabbat & Pesah Services in the Cohen Sanctuary
  • 8:40 p.m. | Havdalah

Sunday, April 28 - Chol Ha'Moed, Pesah Day 6

  • 9 a.m. | Morning Minyan (in-person & Zoom)
  • 6 p.m. | Ma'ariv Service in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 7:41 p.m. | Candle Lighting

Monday, April 29 - Pesah Day 7

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary
  • 6 p.m. | Ma'ariv Service in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 8:42 p.m. | Candle Lighting

Tuesday, April 30 - Pesah Day 8

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary
  • 11 a.m. | Yizkor
  • 8:43 p.m. | Havdalah
  • 8:45 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Pesah Resources

The Rabbinical Assembly's Guide for Pesah 5784

Click here for more information

The last several years have had us experiencing Passover in non-traditional formats. To help us navigate this uncertain terrain, the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) provided guidelines for the moment we found ourselves. This year, as we move out of the Pandemic and towards a new normal, the CJLS has once again provided updated Pesah guidelines with information that includes kashering, destruction of hametz, food purchases and more.
 
If you have any questions not answered by the guide, please contact Rabbi Rein.
 
Are you a visual learner? Click here for videos from the Rabbinical Assembly on kashering for Pesah.
 

Food From Moti's for Pesah

Click here for Moti's Pesah Menu

Want something new for your Pesah Seder table? Too stressed about kashering the kitchen to even think about cooking? Then let Moti's do the cooking for you. Email foodorder@motismarket.com or call 301.822.4101 by Friday, April 12 to place your order.
 

Food From Signature Caterers for Pesah

Click here to order

Prefer a different option for your Passover menu? Click the link above to see what Signature Caterers has to offer. Orders are due by Wednesday, April 10.
 
Pick up will be in the Agudas Achim Parking Lot at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21.
 

Additional Resources for Pesah

With a new normal slowly settling in, we still may need to turn to other resources to have a meaningful holiday, to find strength, and to carry on or further develop traditions. Below are additional resources provided by various Jewish organizations to help you and your family have a wonderful Passover. This year, we also have included resources for addressing the aftermath of October 7th that is still so present in our lives.
 

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