The Passover Calendar—5783

An overview of the days of Passover in 2023

BEFORE PESACH  

Utilize the days and weeks before Pesach to clean your house thoroughly from all chometz products.

Purchase Matzah and Kosher for Passover items.

 

TUESDAY - SEARCH FOR CHOMETZ April 4, 2022  – 13 Nissan

Chabad UES morning services 7:30 am

Did you remember to sell your chametz? Complete an online “Authorization for the Sale of  Chametz” form by  clicking here .

 

Bedikat Chometz:

Search for the chametz after dark (In NYC after 7:53 pm). Recite the blessing prior to the search, and the nullification of the chometz (Kol Chamira) following the search.  Click here for more information on the search and removal of chametz.

WEDNESDAY - EREV PESACH April 5—14 Nissan

Morning Services 7:30 am

8:15 am Siyum for the First born on Tractate Nazir

Fast of the Firstborn. All firstborn males are required to fast. To be exempt from fasting, one can participate in a meal marking the fulfillment of a mitzvah; such as a siyum. Chabad UES will be making a Siyum following morning services.  

Finish eating chometz before 10:45 am

Burn your remaining (unsold) chometz before 11:45 am.

At Chabad Upper East Side we will be burning chometz at 11 am. Bring only the 10 small pieces from bedikat chometz.

We prepare an  eruv tavshilin so that we will be able to cook and prepare for Shabbat on Friday, as well as to be able to light Shabbat candles.

Light Holiday candles 7:07 pm.

Candle-Lighting Blessing for Passover 

Blessed are You, L-rd, our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us to light the candle of the Holiday.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל  יוֹם טוֹב

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm ah-sher ki-deh-shah-noo beh-mitz-voh-tahv veh-tzee-vah-noo leh-hahd-lik nehr shehl yohm tohv

2. Shehecheyanu Blessing

Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִיעָנוּ לִזְמַן הַזֶּה

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm sheh-heh-kheh-yah-noo veh-kee-mah-noo ve-hih-gee-ah-noo liz-mahn hah-zeh

Mincha followed by Evening services: 7:15 pm

First  Seder:  The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating matzah, eating maror (bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to our children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, etc. ( Click here for a How-To Seder guide.) 

Chabad UES Seder 8:00 pm  RSVP  

THURSDAY - 1ST DAY PESACH April 6—15 Nissan


1st day of Passover

Morning service. Chabad UES services begin 10 am.
Beginning with the Musaf Amidah, we recite morid hatal, the prayer for dew, and we omit the prayer for rain. This practice continues until Shemini Atzeret, the day after Sukkot.

Birchat Kohanim / P riestly blessing during the  Musaf prayer.

Festive lunch meal.

 

Mincha / Maariv 7:15 pm

Begin counting of the Omer.  The counting of the Omer is recited during each of the next forty-nine days, leading up to the holiday of Shavuot on the fiftieth day. The 49 days embody the 49 steps of self-improvement — beginning with the departure from our “personal” Egypt, until our arrival at Mount Sinai, when we are ready to accept the wisdom of the  Torah.

Light candles from a pre-existing flame after 8:07 pm (Time is for NYC). 

  1. Candle-Lighting Blessing for Passover 

Blessed are You, L-rd, our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us to light the candle of  the Holiday.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל יוֹם טוֹב

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm ah-sher ki-deh-shah-noo beh-mitz-voh-tahv veh-tzee-vah-noo leh-hahd-lik nehr shehl yohm tohv

2. Shehecheyanu Blessing

Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִיעָנוּ לִזְמַן הַזֶּה

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm sheh-heh-kheh-yah-noo veh-kee-mah-noo ve-hih-gee-ah-noo liz-mahn hah-zeh

Second Seder

Chabad UES 2nd Seder 8:00 pm RSVP 

FRIDAY - SECOND DAY PASSOVER April 7—16 Nissan

2nd day of Passover-Yom Tov

10:00 AM Morning service at Chabad UES.

Full  Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.

Birchat Kohanim/ Priestly blessing during the Musaf prayer.

“Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.

Festive lunch meal.

Light Shabbat Candles by 7:09 pm from a pre-existing flame

Mincha / Maariv 7:15 pm. Count second day of the Omer.

 

SHABBAT- 1ST DAY CHOL HAMOED April 8—17 Nissan

SHABBAT / 3rd day of Passover
1st day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)

Chabad UES Shacharit 9:30 am

Mincha 7:00 pm

Maariv and havdalah

Shabbat ends: 8:09 pm

After nightfall, count the 3rd day of the Omer.

SUNDAY - CHOL HAMOED April 9—18 Nissan

4th day of Passover
2nd day of 
Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)

Torah reading:  Exodus 22:24 - 23:19 and  Numbers 28:19–25.

Chabad UES Shacharit 9:00 am

In many communities, throughout the intermediate days of Passover,  tefillin are not worn.

Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.

During all of the intermediate days, “Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.

The intermediate days are observed with limited work restrictions.

After nightfall and evening prayers, count the 4th day of the Omer.

MONDAY April 10—19 Nissan


5th day of Passover
3rd day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)
 

Torah reading:  Exodus 34:1-26 and  Numbers 28:19–25.

Chabad UES Shacharit 7:30 am

Morning service: In many communities, throughout the intermediate days of Passover, tefillin are not worn.

Half-Hallel is recited.

Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. Torah reading:  Numbers 9:1-14 and  Numbers 28:19–25.

The Musaf Amidah is recited.

During all of the Intermediate Days, “Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.

After nightfall, count the 5th day of the Omer.

The Intermediate Days are observed with limited work restrictions.

TUESDAY - CHOL HAMOED April 11—20 Nissan

 

 


6th day of Passover-Yom Tov
4th day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)

Chabad UES Shacharit 7:30 am

Morning service: In many communities, throughout the intermediate days of Passover, tefillin are not worn.

Half Hallel is recited.

Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. Torah reading:  Numbers 9:1–14 and  Numbers 28:19–25.

The Musaf Amidah is recited.

During all of the Intermediate Days, Yaaleh Veyavo is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.

The Intermediate Days are observed with limited work restriction.

Light candles 7:13 pm for the 7th day of Passover, and recite this blessing 

Blessed are You, L-rd, our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us to light the candle of  the Holiday.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל יוֹם טוֹב

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm ah-sher ki-deh-shah-noo beh-mitz-voh-tahv veh-tzee-vah-noo leh-hahd-lik nehr shehl yohm tohv

 

Mincah / Maariv 7:15 pm

After the Maariv Amidah, count the 6th day of the Omer.

Holiday Meal. Chabad UES will be hosting a beautiful meal 8:00 pm. RSVP

It is customary in many communities to remain awake all night, studying Torah, in commemoration of the great miracle of the Splitting of the Sea, which occurred on the 7th day of Passover.

WEDNESDAY - 7TH DAY PASSOVER April 12—21 Nissan

7th day of Passover — Shevi'i Shel Pesach

Morning service at Chabad UES 9:30 am.  

Half Hallel is recited.

Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.
Torah reading: 
Exodus 13:17–15:26 and  Numbers 28:19–25.
Haftorah: 
II Samuel 22:1–51.

Birchat Kohanim /The Priestly Blessing during the Musaf prayer.

Have a festive lunch meal.

Mincha / Maariv 7:15 pm

After the Maariv Amidah, count the 7th day of the Omer.

Light candles for the 8th day of Passover after 8:14 pm, using a pre-existing flame, and recite this blessing:

Blessed are You, L-rd, our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us to light the candle of  the Holiday.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל יוֹם טוֹב

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm ah-sher ki-deh-shah-noo beh-mitz-voh-tahv veh-tzee-vah-noo leh-hahd-lik nehr shehl yohm tohv

 

THURSDAY - 8TH DAY PASSOVER April 13 – 22 Nissan
 
Final Day of Passover — Acharon Shel Pesach

Chabad UES services 9:30 am

Morning service.

Half Hallel is recited.

Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.
Torah reading: 
Deuteronomy 15:19–16:17 and  Numbers 28:19–25.
Haftarah: 
Isaiah 10:32–12:6.

11:45 am: The Yizkor memorial service is recited following the Torah reading.

Birchat Kohanim / The Priestly Blessing during the Musaf prayer.

Festive lunch meal.

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6:15 pm Mincha

6:30 pm Moshiach's Seuda

On this final day of Passover we strive for the highest level of freedom, and focus on the Final Redemption. Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with “Moshiach’s Feast” — a festive meal complete with matzah and four cups of wine, during which we celebrate the imminent arrival of the Messiah. The feast begins before sunset and continues until after nightfall.

Evening prayers, the weekday Amidah is recited. After the Amidah, count the 8th day of the Omer.

After nightfall, perform the  Havdalah ceremony, omitting the blessings on the spices and on the candle flame.

Nightfall is the official end of Passover . In NYC Pesach ends 8:15 pm. Wait an hour to give the rabbi enough time to buy back your chometz before eating it.

FRIDAY - ISRU CHAG April 14—23 Nissan
 

The day following the holiday is known as Isru Chag. It is forbidden to fast on this day. Join us to start putting on Tefillen again at 7:30 am for Shacharit

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