Pesach Schedule 5783 / 2023

One Halacha to Bedikas Chometz Easier.

  • To minimize the area that must be inspected on the night of Bedikas Chometz, one may perform an actual bedikah on the preceding nights in the areas that have been cleaned. The idea is to split up the one large bedikah on the night of the 14th into many smaller bedikos on the nights preceding the 14th. This bedikah on nights preceding the 14th must be performed after dark, with the aid of a candle or flashlight (just like the one on the night of the 14th will be performed) but, without a brachah, and afterward care must be taken not to bring chometz into the areas that have been inspected. If these criteria are satisfied, no additional bedikah will be required in those areas on the night of the 14th. By doing this you can check your entire house on nights before the 14th, leaving at least one room unchecked for the night of the 14th.
  • Please remember to give generously to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund for Maos Chitim. There are unfortunately many who can use the assistance. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 4th

  • Mincha/Maariv 7:35 PM
  • Search for Chametz Begins 8:26 PM
  • After search Nullification is recited (see ArtScroll page 654)

Wednesday, April 5th, Erev Pesach

  • Fast of First Born begins 5:56 AM
  • Shacharis 6:30 AM
  • Siyum 7:15 AM
  • Last time for eating chametz 10:58 AM
  • Last time for burning chametz and reciting nullification (see ArtScroll page 654) 12:14 AM
  • Eruv Tavshilin is made (See ArtScroll siddur, page 654)
  • Candlelighting 7:32 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv 7:35 PM
  • Kiddush Not Before 8:27 PM
  • Chatzos (Mid-Night) 1:30 AM

Yom Tov, Thursday, April 6th , First Day of Pesach

  • Shacharis 9:30 AM (Note later start time. Say Shema before coming to shul. We continue to say Mashiv Haruach Morid HaGeshem through the silent mussaf.)
  • Mincha/Maariv 7:35 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day One)
  • Candle lighting (From pre-existing flame. Second seder preparations begin not before) 8:41 PM
  • Chatzos (Mid-Night) 1:30 AM

Yom Tov, Friday, April 7th, Second Day of Pesach, Day One of the Omer

  • Shacharis 9:30 AM (Note later start time. Say Shema before coming to shul.)
  • Mincha/Abbreviated Kabalos Shabbos/Maariv 7:00 PM
  • Candle lighting (From pre-existing flame) 7:36 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Two)

Shabbos, April 8th, First Day of Chol Hamoed, Day Two of the Omer

  • Shacharis 8:30 AM
  • Rabbi Avraham Chaim Bloomenstiel’s History of Seforim Shiur 6:30 PM
  • Mincha 7:20 PM
  • Maariv (Begin saying V’Sein Beracha in silent S.E.) 8:34 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Three)
  • Shabbos Ends 8:42 PM

Sunday, April 9th, Second Day of Chol HaMoed, Day Three of the Omer

  • Shacharis 8:00 AM
  • Mincha/Maariv 7:40 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Four)

Monday, April 10th, Third Day of Chol HaMoed, Day Four of the Omer

  • Shacharis 6:40 AM
  • Mincha/Maariv 7:40 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Five)

Tuesday, April 11th, Fourth Day of Chol HaMoed, Day Five of the Omer

  • Shacharis 6:40 AM
  • Mincha/Maariv (Early Yom Tov) 7:00 PM
  • Candlelighting 7:36 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Six)

Yom Tov, Wednesday, April 12th, Seventh Day of Pesach, Day Six of the Omer

  • Shacharis 8:30 AM
  • Candlelighting (From pre-existing flame, not before) 8:46 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv 7:40 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Seven)

Yom Tov, Thursday, April 13th, Eighth Day of Pesach, Day Seven of the Omer

  • Shacharis 8:30 AM
  • Yizkor
  • Mincha followed by Neilas HaChag 7:25 PM
  • Maariv 8:38 PM
  • Sefiras HaOmer (Count Day Eight)
  • Pesach Ends 8:46 PM
  • No Chametz until 10:00 PM