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This Week's Bulletin

PZ Pesach 5780/2020

Tuesday Night April  7


Search for  Chametz after 8:31 PM 


Wednesday, April 8 Erev Pesach

Shacharis — (Sunrise 6:52 Am, Shma by 10:06, Shacharis by 11:11)

  • On Erev Pesach, we omit Mizmor le-Sodah and Lamnatzeach 

  • There will be siyumim broadcast online. Schedule to follow

  • Latest time to eat chametz: 11:11 am

  • Latest time to destroy chametz: 12:16 pm

  • Destroying Chametz This Year — Limit the amount of leftover Chametz we have in our possession on the morning of Erev Pesach. And the small amount of Chametz should be crushed into tiny particles, so as to not clog the plumbing, and flushed in the toilet. (There will be no public burning of Chametz this year.)

  • Eiruv Tavshilin should be prepared.

  • (Plan ahead to make sure that you have your plans for heating food for Shabbos Chol HaMoed in place)

  •  Mincha between 1:55 PM and 7:52 PM.

  • Call relatives and  others alone for Yom Tov to wish them a Chag Sameach

  • Candle lighting (le-hadlik ner-shel yom tov/shehecheyanu) 7:34 pm. 

First Seder

Kiddush after  8:42 PM (You can sit down at the table, fill glasses, sing kadesh u’rchatz, start with divrei Torah beforehand)

Afikoman before 1:21 am


Thursday, April 9, first day of Yom Tov


  • Sunrise 6:50 AM, Shma by 10:05 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:10 am

  • Following Hallel, we proceed to Ashrei and Mussaf Shemoneh Esreh

  • We do not say Tefillas Tal, but add “Morid HaTal” for Mashiv HaRuach u’Morid haGeshem just for Musaf, after which from Mincha onward we revert to the standard Ashkenazi practice of saying neither.

Mincha between 1:55 PM-7:53 PM

Maariv: Begin Counting the Omer

Second Seder

candle lighting (le-hadlik ner-shel yom tov/shehecheyanu), preparation for Second Seder and kiddush  after 8:43 PM

Afikoman before 1:21 am


Friday April 10, Second day of Yom Tov

Sunrise 6:49 AM, Shma by 10:04 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:10 am

Mincha between 1:54 PM-7:54 PM

If one prepared an eiruv tavshilin before Yom Tov, one may cook on Yom Tov for Shabbos. 

Candlelighting (le-hadlik ner shel shabbos) 7:36 (you can make early Shabbos after 6:32)

Kabbalas Shabbos: Begins from Mizmor Shir le-Yom Hashabbos.

Maariv: Shabbos Shemoneh Esreh + Yaaleh veYavo. Count the Omer!



Shabbos April 11, Shabbos Chol haMoed


  • Sunrise 6:47 AM, Shma by 10:03 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:09 am

  • Regular Shabbos Davening through Shemoneh Esreh, yaaleh veyavo added, followed by half hallel and Ashrei.

  • One does not need to recite Shir Hashirim

  • Mussaf for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Shabbos and Pesach

Mincha between 1:54-7:55. Regular Shabbos Mincha, add yaaleh ve-yavo, no tzidkascha.

Maariv Motzei shabbos-- Add Ata Chonantanu, Yaale ve-Yavo. NoVihi Noam or  V’Ata Kadosh. Begin saying ve-sein beracha.

Shabbos ends 8:45 PM.  Regular Havdalah.

Check in with your relatives!



Sunday -Monday April 12 and 13, Chol haMoed

Sunday Sunrise 6:46 AM, Shma by 10:02 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:08 am

Monday Sunrise 6:44 AM, Shma by 10:01 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:08 am

Mincha between 1:20 PM and 7:56 PM

Sunday Night 9 PM Rabbi Yolkut’s Yahrtzeit Shiur for Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik - Facebook live and zoom


Tuesday April 14, Chol HaMoed Erev Yom Tov

Sunrise 6:43 AM, Shma by 10:01 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:07 am

Mincha between 1:54 PM- 7:58 PM

Call your relatives and others alone for Yom Tov!

Candlelighting 7:40. Yom Tov can be accepted as early as 6:35 PM

Shehechiyanu is not recited on the seventh or eighth of Pesach at candle lighting or kiddush


Wednesday April 15, 7th day of Yom Tov

Sunrise 6:41 AM, Shma by 10 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:06 am

Mincha between 1:54 PM-8PM

Candlelighting and preparation for the last day after 8:49


Thursday April 16, 8th day of Yom Tov

Sunrise 6:40 AM, Shma by 9:59 am, Shemoneh Esreh by 11:06 am

Yizkor is recited at home.

Mincha between 1:54 PM- 8 PM

Yom Tov ends 8:50 PM 

Chametz sold through the shul can be used after 10 PM.



Le-Shana ha-Ba’a b’Yerushalayim!

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