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Passover 2024/5784

Quick Links: Community 2nd Seder at Beth Emeth  CBE Services • Sell Your HametzGift Shop for Passover NeedsOrder from Signature Caterers • Order Passover Candy from Miss Chocolate • Passover Recipe Exchange • Rabbinical Assembly's Passover Guide

Passover Message from Rabbi Warner

For me, Pesach requires more physical labor than any other holiday. The act of cleaning out my car, my office, and the rest of the house in search of chametz means that I can’t only focus on the spirituality of the holiday, but most also pay close attention to the physical reality. It isn’t enough just to THINK about getting rid of the Chametz (both physical and spiritual) in my life, I actually have to DO it. 

Pesach is a holiday of actions. May all of us be inspired to make our actions in preparation for Pesach, actions which also improve the world. 

Chag Kasher v’Sameach! 


Second Seder at Congregation Beth Emeth

Please join us for second Seder Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:30 PM.

Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Adults (31 and over) $75
Young Adults (13-30) $60
Children (3-12) $45
Young Children (age 2 & under) Free

Menu (subject to change):

Seder plate, matzoh, charoset, salt water, celery/karpas, horseradish, one bottle of wine and one bottle of grape juice at each table. All are welcome to bring your own unopened bottle(s) of kosher wine or grape juice to add to your table.

Gefilte fish w/horseradish

Matzoh ball soup

Main Dish - Choice of:
Chicken Marsala, Roasted Turkey Breast, or Eggplant Roulade
*Main dish choice must be made at time of RSVP*

Roasted vegetables and potatoes

Fresh fruit salad and dessert
 

All food is Kosher; please let us know of any additional dietary concerns at the time of RSVP.

Sorry, the RSVP deadline has passed. Please contact office@bethemeth.org in case seats are opened due to cancelations.


Passover Services at Beth Emeth

Note: If you plan to attend services and aren’t aware of our security procedures for guests, please check https://www.bethemeth.org/services#security ASAP. (This does not apply to CBE members, BEECC families, and guests arriving with them.)

Monday, April 22, 2024 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

  • 9:00 AM, Passover First Day Morning Service
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)
    • Torah Readings: Bo – Exodus 12:21-12:51 (Etz Hayim p. 385), Maftir: Pinkhas – Numbers 28:16-28:25 (Etz Hayim p. 931)
    • Haftarah: Joshua 5:2-6:1  (Etz Hayim p. 1300) 
    • Torah & Haftarah readings online
  • 6:30 PM, Communal 2nd Seder at Congregation Beth Emeth
    • See above for more information & reservations (required by April 5th).

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

  • 9:00 AM, Passover Second Day Morning Service
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)
    • Torah Readings: Emor – Leviticus 22:26-23:44 (Etz Hayim p. 723), Maftir: Pinkhas – Numbers 28:16-28:25 (Etz Hayim p. 931)
    • Haftarah: II Kings 23:1-23:9, 23:21-23:25  (Etz Hayim p. 1304) 
    • Torah & Haftarah readings online

Friday, April 26, 2024

  • 6:30 PM, Erev Shabbat Service In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)

Saturday, April 27, 2024

  • 9:00 AM, Pesach Hol Ha-Moed Shabbat Morning Service
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)
    • Torah Readings: Exodus 33:12-34:26 (Etz Hayim p. 538), Maftir: Pinkhas – Numbers 28:19-25 (Etz Hayim 932)
    • Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14   (Etz Hayim p. 1308) 
    • Torah & Haftarah readings online

Sunday, April 28, 2024

  • 9:00 AM, Pesach Hol Ha-Moed Morning Service
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)
    • Torah Readings: Numbers 9:1-14 (Etz Hayim p. 819), Maftir: Pinkhas – Numbers 28:19-25 (Etz Hayim 932)
    • Torah readings online

Monday, April 29, 2024

  • 9:00 AM, Passover 7th Day Morning Service
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)
    • Torah Readings: Exodus 13:17-15:26 (Etz Hayim p. 399), Maftir: Pinkhas – Numbers 28:19-28:25 (Etz Hayim p. 932)
    • Haftarah: 2 Samuel – 22:1-22:51 (Etz Hayim p. 1311) 
    • Torah & Haftarah readings online
  • 6:30 PM Monday Evening Minyan with Yizkor 
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

  • 9:00 AM, Passover 8th Day Morning Service with Yizkor 
    • In person and Zoom (if you are planning to participate via Zoom, see note re: siddur)
    • Torah Readings: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 (Etz Hayim p. 1080), Maftir: Pinkhas – Numbers 28:19-28:25 (Etz Hayim p. 932)
    • Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32-12:6  (Etz Hayim p. 1316) 
    • Torah & Haftarah readings online

If you are participating via Zoom, a word about the Siddur for Passover: We use the Lev Shalem Siddur for Shabbat and Holidays – email office@bethemeth.org if you are interested in purchasing one at our discounted rate. All Torah readings can be found online at hebcal.com.


 

Sell Your Hametz

Use our online form to sell your Hametz and make a donation (of any amount) to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund. There is an ancient custom to collect funds before Passover to help those in need. Our Ma'ot Chitim Fund is distributed to help those who are hungry, locally, in Israel and around the world. If you prefer, you can  download the Hametz sale form and send it to CBE with a donation check. Deadline is Friday, April 19 so we can make the sale before Pesach!


Passover Items & More at the Gift Shop

The Marilyn Rosenberg Sisterhood Judaica Shop is here for your Passover Needs! Open during Religious School hours, or make an appointment to visit by emailing gift-shop@bethemeth.org. Here's the scoop, starting April 1:

It's a Passover Sale-abration! It's a real metsiya!  
Hop into savings for your Seder at the Sisterhood Gift Shop.
20% off seder plates, matzah covers, Elijah cups, and more.
Visit us in-person ONLY to get the discount and save your pishka. 

(Yiddish glossary: metsiya=find, pishka=secret nest egg)


Order Your Seder and Passover Foods from Signature Caterers!

Congregation Beth Emeth has once again arranged to be a "drop point" for Signature Caterers' Seder Meals and other Kosher for Passover food items, available for pickup at CBE!

Place your order by  Wednesday, April 10 and Signature Catering will deliver delicious Kosher-for-Passover orders to Beth Emeth on Sunday, April 21 between 11-11:30 AM. Order on the Signature Passover page. Remember to choose Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, for your pickup location!


Order Passover Candy and Support BEECC!

The BEECC Parents' Association is excited to partner again with Miss Chocolate company for their annual Passover Candy Fundraiser! This is a great way to share quality Passover products – including delicious Barton’s chocolates, snacks, and other gifts – with your family and friends, while also raising important funds for BEECC. Don't delay--the last day to order your Passover candy and support BEECC at the same time is Sunday, March 24! Breaking news: Order deadline extended to March 31! Todah Rabah for your support!


Passover Recipe Exchange

Let's add to our collection! Have a great Passover recipe or two to share with fellow CBEers? Send them to cybermaven@bethemeth.org. Include source, brief comments, link if from an online site, photo if available.

Want to try a new dish (that's recommended by a friend?) Check out https://www.bethemeth.org/passoverrecipes.  And keep coming back as we post more! A Happy and Tasty Passover to all!


Rabbinical Assembly's Passover Guide

The RA's 2024 Passover Guide — Explains the holiday, Conservative observance, "Kosher for Passover" and much more. 


Afikomen Idea: Israel Bonds

WIN/WIN at the seder with small-denomination Israel Bonds for AfikomanNo trip to the mall, full of mitzvah and love for Israel, face value plus interest at maturity. While many investment options are available, two possibly best suited for an Afikoman gift are the eMazel Tov Bond, starting at $36 and maturing in 5 years, and the eShalom Bond, similar except 1-year maturity. Both are available online only, at israelbonds.com. This is not an offering, which can be made only by prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing to fully evaluate the risks associate with investing in Israel bonds. Member FINRA.


 

Community Passover Programs & Resources

Celebrate Passover with PJ Library and Partners!

PJ Library has organized a page with numerous pre-Passover events for young families!

Stay tuned for more Passover programs
in our local community or available online!

 

 

Sat, April 13 2024 5 Nisan 5784