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Passover 2012 Bulletin

Congregation Shaare Zedek

5308 Palisade Avenue
West New York, NJ 07093


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Passover Schedule 5772 (2012)

Thursday April 5th –Fast of the First Born-Morning Services 6:45AM

Thursday April 5th–Evening search for Chometz

Friday April 6th- Latest time to eat Chometz 10:49AM Latest time to burn Chometz 11:53AM

Light Candles for Shabbos & Yom Tov 7:08PM (L’hadlik Ner Shel Shabbos ,

V’Yom Tov and Shehecheyanu)

First Passover Seder not before 8:15PM

Shabbos April 7th - Passover 1st Day- Morning Services 9:30AM

Light Candles after 8:14PM

(please Light Candles from pre-existing flame L’hadlik Ner Shel Yom Tov and Shehecheyanu)

Passover 2nd Seder after 8:16PM

Sunday April 8th -2nd Day Passover Morning Services 9:30 AM

Yom Tov ends 8:15

Thursday April 12th Light Candles 7:15 PM (L’hadlik Ner Shel Yom Tov)

Friday April 13th - Passover 7th Day- Morning Services 9:30AM (Light Candles from Pre-Existing Flame 7:16PM- L’hadlik Ner Shel Shabbos and V’Yom Tov).

Shabbos April 14th Passover 8th Day Morning Services 9:30AM –Yitzkor-Memorial Services

Yom Tov ends 8:22 -Note:Do not eat chometz until 9:00PM


What is chometz?

Chometz results when one of the five types of grains (wheat, barley, rye, oats, or spelt) comes in contact with water and is allowed to stand for a brief period of time without being baked. In commemoration of the haste with which the Jews left Egypt, we are forbidden during the Passover festival to eat, own, or derive any benefit from anything that has been allowed the time to rise. Therefore, all grain products, their derivatives or mixtures are forbidden on Pesach.

Jews of Ashkenazic decent also avoid legumes (kitniyot) such as beans, peas, rice, or other foods which could be ground into flour and confused with chometz. This prohibition applies only to the eating of such products, whereas their possession is permissible.

Matzah, on the other hand, is the unleavened bread which we eat on Passover to commemorate the oppression of our ancestors by the Egyptians and their hasty departure from the land. It is known as the “bread of affliction” and, as we eat it, we recall our debt of gratitude to G-d for bringing us out of Egypt and for the beginning of our national history.

Compliance with the prohibition of eating or owning chometz takes three forms. The first is the actual removal of chometz from our homes, either through consuming it or disposing of it. This culminates in a search for chometz on the evening before Passover (Bedikat Chometz) which is done this year on Thursday night, April 5th and in symbolic burning of the chometz (Bi’ur Chometz) which is performed this year on Friday, April 6th before 11:53 A.M. The second is the recitation of a formula of nullification of ownership (found in hagadah or siddur) over any chometz which we might still have in our possession (Bitul Chometz). Finally any chometz which can neither be consumed nor disposed of before Passover may be sold to a non-Jew through Rabbi Movsas (Mechirat CHometz)

Shoshana and I, Rachel Leah, Sarah Temima, Ezra Joseph, and Boaz Eliezer wish the entire Congregation a happy and healthy Passover!



Once again I appeal for your support now that the New Year is almost upon us. Your financial
generosity is, as always, desperately needed. We sustained significant water damage from
Hurricane Irene: our roof needs repairs, and our interior needs spackling and repainting.

You can now donate securely online from our web site

You may also send checks, money orders, etc made out to:
Cong Shaare Zedek
5308 Palisade Avenue
West New York, NJ 07093

With best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year and may you all be inscribed in the Book of Life.

PRESIDENT MARTIN BOCK passed away Friday January 13, 2012, 18th of Tevet, 5772


Date Candle Time Shabbos Ends Parsha
4/20 7:23 8:30 Shemini
4/27 7:30 8:38 Tzaria-Metzorah
5/4 7:38 8:47 Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
5/11 7:45 8:55 Emor
5/18 7:51 9:03 Behar-Buchukotai
5/25 7:58 9:10 Bamidbar

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Yitzkor-Memorial Services Appeal


In Memory of_____________________________________

Pledge $_________________________________________


Carlos Palacio

Gary Pollack

Duved Stroble

Susan Grossman

If you want Sponsor a Shabbos Kiddush please mail check payable to

Cong Shaare Zedek (write memo Kiddush)

5308 Palisade Ave, West New York, NJ 07093

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Sale of Chometz

The Selling of the Chometz before Pesach is an Important law

Please fill out the form and mail before April 3rd, 2012

I/we________________________________ hereby authorize

Rabbi David Movsas to dispose of all Chometz that may be in our

Possession at home, place of business, or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law.





We want to thank Duved Stroble for the beautiful reading of the Megillah this past Purim

Hag Kasher V’Sameach - Happy Passover