Passover 2021

Sunday, March 21
Pre-Pesah Lecture: Mah Nishtanah? Click HERE to view the video.
Thursday, March 25
Ta’anit Bechorot (Fast of the Firstborn)
Shaharit, Siyum (Zoom) 7:15 am
Bedikat Hametz in the Evening
Friday, March 26
Shaharit (Zoom) 7:15 am
Sell and Burn Hametz before 11:58 am
Zoom into Shabbat 6:00 pm
Candlelighting 6:56 pm
Saturday, March 27
Erev Pesah
Shaharit (in person with registration) 10:00 am
Finish Eating Hametz before 10:55 am
Bittul Hametz (nullification) before 11:58 am
Light Candles after 7:52 pm
First Seder
Sunday, March 28
First Day of Pesah (no service)
Erev Second Day of Pesah
Light Candles after 7:52 pm
Second Seder
Monday, March 29
Second Day of Pesah (no service)
Yom Tov Ends 7:53 pm
Tuesday, March 30
Third Day of Pesah, Hol Hamoed
Shaharit (Zoom) 7:15 am
Wednesday, March 31
Fourth Day of Pesah, Hol Hamoed
Shaharit (Zoom and in person with registration) 7:15 am
Careful With That Matzah! with Rabbi Bolton 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 1
Fifth Day of Pesah, Hol Hamoed
Shaharit (Zoom) 7:15 am
Yizkor (Zoom, registration required), 11 am
Friday, April 2
Sixth Day of Pesah/Erev Day 7
Shaharit (Zoom) 7:15 am
Zoom into Shabbat and Day 7 Pesah 6:00 pm
Candlelighting 7:03 pm
Saturday, April 3
Shabbat and Day 7 of Pesah
Shaharit (in person service with registration) 10:00 am
Light Candles after 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 4
Last Day of Pesah (no service)
Festival Ends 8:00 pm

MAH NISHTANAH? Rabbi Bolton’s Pre-Pesah Lecture – in case you missed it! Click HERE (video) for Rabbi Bolton’s Pre-Pesah lecture “Mah Nishtana: Why Could This Seder Be Different From All Other Nights?” How does adding humor to our seders fit with the theme of Pesah? What is the history behind the four questions, and how do we add good questions during the seder experience?

Sell Hametz by Noon Wednesday, March 24

Careful with that Matzah! Packaging the Seder Necessity throughout Jewish History

Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Annual lecture by Rabbi Bolton in memory of his father, Stewart L. Bolton, Packaging Engineer
From round to square, the history of the shape of matzah begets the question: which came first the box or the board? What role did packaging play in ensuring matzah would be available for seder? Were there unique packages and dishes for matzah throughout Jewish history or just in the modern era? Do we find instructions not only about how to make it but how to store it? We will examine Torah, Talmud and Responsa literature, as well as the history annals regarding Passover Judaica to consider the boxes and not just the boards of matzah.
Meeting ID: 858 1909 5662 Passcode 613


Thursday, April 1, at 11 am.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Passover Catering

Many kosher caterers are offering special packages this year. Please click HERE to see options from Butterflake Bakery, Chef’s Table, Ember by Smokey Joe, Olive Tree Catering, and Park East Kosher and Village Crown.

WestSide Judaica Pesah Collection

2412 Broadway
Extended hours: March 22-25, 10:30 am-8:00 pm; March 26, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Click HERE for flyer. Email at or call (212) 362-7846.
See current newsletter for details of these and other programs