Pesach
at Chabad of Grand Rapids
Pesach: March 30th - April 8th, 2018
Message from the Rabbi
As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws, customs and traditions associated with the holiday, and what this holiday represents to us personally and as a People.

Please join us at our annual communal Seder, and take advantage of our Passover-related services and events.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Passover,
 
Rabbi Yosef Weingarten
 
Community Seder
Join us for a Passover Seder you will remember for a lifetime!
Seder Table (650x245) 
First Seder: Friday, March 30th at 9:00pm

Second Seder: Saturday, March 31st at 9:30pm

Location: Chabad House of Western Michigan

Details: Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.

To reserve or for more information please email or call:
Grand Rapids: (616) 957 0770
Kalamazoo: 269-903-2770 / 616-706-8018
Lansing: 517 214 0525

Open to the entire Jewish community regardless of background or affiliation.

 
 
Service Schedule
Friday - March 30th
Eat Chametz until: 11:36am
Burn your chametz before: 12:35pm
Candle lighting time: 7:49pm
Evening Services: 8:00pm
First Seder:9:00pm
Saturday - March 31st
Morning Services:10:30am
Evening Services: 8:00pm
Candle lighting time: 8:51pm
Second Seder:9:30pm
 

Thursday - April 5th

Evening Services: 8:00pm
Candle lighting time: 7:56pm
Friday - April 6th
Morning Services: 10:00am
Evening Services: 8:00pm
Candle lighting time:7:57pm
Saturday - April 7th
Morning Services: 10:00am
Yizkor: 12:00pm
Evening Services: 6:15pm
Moshiach Seuda-Meal: 7:00pm
Passover Ends: 9:00pm
Join us for services at 2615 Michigan Street NE
Sell your chametz
Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.

Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
 
Order Matzah
Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.

Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.

Order your matzah today!
 
Meal of Moshiach
Saturday, April 7th, 6:30 pm (starting with Mincha)

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Passover, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Passover concludes with a "Feast of Moshiach." This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Passover and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.
 
 
 
Holiday Guide
Pesach Guide
The Seder
Pesach Story
Study & History
Recipes
Kids Site
 
Passover Picks
Passover is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Passover features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Passover.