Passover (Pesah) is the holiday in the Jewish calendar that most involves advanced preparations. This year, Passover begins with the First Seder on the night of Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Due to the current coronavirus situation, services will be online as described below.

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Here is the schedule of what we are offering at Etz Hayim to help you celebrate the holiday:

1. Mechirat Hametz: Don’t forget to send your Mechirat Hametz (selling of hametz) form to Rabbi Bass by Monday evening, April 6, 2020. As the synagogue is now closed due to the coronavirus, forms that were mailed may not have been received. So even if you mailed in a form, please email Rabbi Bass to confirm. If you don’t have a form, you can download here.

2. Biyur Hametz: This year, in an effort to help people spiritually navigate this challenging time, Rabbi Bass will be offering a healing service on Tuesday, April 7, at 8:00pm.

We will rid ourselves of our spiritual hametz together with chants and readings, praying for world peace and health during this pandemic.

Time: Apr 7, 2020 08:00 PM
Meeting ID: 631 250 409
Password: 002197

3. Siyum Bekhorot: We will have a minyan at 8:00am, followed by the Siyum Bekhorot.

Time: Apr 8, 2020 08:00 AM
Meeting ID: 292 093 109
Password: 026291

4. Seder: If you are hosting a virtual seder and would be able to accommodate other people, please let Rabbi Bass know ( If you want to attend a virtual seder, please do the same!

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