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Passover Guides and Ritual & Service Times for 5783/2023

Our Festival of Freedom is Nigh … but liberation takes preparation!!
We’ve got you covered here for EVERYTHING PASSOVER

Got Seders

Passover Seders this year are Wednesday evening, April 5 and Thursday evening, April 6. 

Kane Street is more than a synagogue—it’s a community that takes seriously the mitzvah of hakhnasat orhim—welcoming guests.
As such, we want to make sure we care for each other’s needs at times of festival celebration.
We created this form to get a sense of who has some extra seats at their Seder table and who might need to be hosted.

Got Hametz?
We’ve got you covered!

Kane Street facilitates mekhirat hametz, the sale of your hametz.
Go to to participate (the deadline is Monday, April 3 at 5:00pm)

Here are some resources on making your holiday kasher l’Pesah (kosher for Passover):

A simplified guide for disposing of your hametz!

An in-depth guide from the Rabbinical Assembly,
outlining how to prepare for and eat on the holiday.

Services, Candles & Counting (the Omer!) Oh My!

Click here to skip down to programming and services for children, teens, and families

All services will be held in person in the Goldman Center Community Room!

Tuesday, April 4

  • After 8:00pm: Bedikat Hametz (Search for food, liquor, etc—products containing wheat, barley, spelt, oats, or rye—which are not kosher for Passover!)
    In preparation for Passover, go through your home for a final search for hametz.

Wednesday, April 5,
~ Erev Pesah

  • 8:00am: Ta’anit Bekhorim/ Fast of First Born, and Siyyum
    In-person (and on Zoom) at Park Slope Jewish Center
    The first-born fast on the day before Passover in memory of the first-born of Egypt who died in the tenth plague. But the joy of a siyyum (study session), where the completion of a tractate of rabbinic literature calls for a celebration, supersedes this fasting obligation. First-born individuals who wish to observe the custom of participating in this siyyum are welcome to join with our friends at PSJC!
  • Before 10:50am: Finish eating of hametz
  • Before 11:54am: Dispose of hametz


  • 7:07pm: Candle lighting
  • No services! Enjoy your First Night Seder!

Thursday, April 6
~ First Day of Passover

  • 9:30am: Morning Service
    Including T’filat Tal, the prayer for dew, which protects summer crops in dry countries such as Israel. We are critically dependent on the health of our environment, so the person leading the service wears a kittel/white robe and chants in a serious High Holy Day mode.
    Please note that this service will not be livestreamed, so please come in person
  • 11:00am Young Families Pesah Service (see below for more details)


  • 8:07pm: Candles should not be lit until this time and should be lit from a pre-existing flame.
  • No services! Enjoy your Second Night Seder!
  • Begin to count the Omer

Friday, April 7
~ Second Day of Passover

  • 9:30am: Morning Service
    Please note that this service will not be livestreamed, so please come in person
  • 6:00pm Abbreviated Kabbalat Shabbat in the Chapel
  • 7:08pm: Shabbat candle lighting; should be lit from a pre-existing flame.

Saturday, April 8
~ Shabbat
Hol Ha’Moed 

  • 9:30am: Shabbat morning service – In person and livestreamed at
  • 8:10pm: Havdalah (ending Shabbat)

Sunday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 11
~ Hol Ha’Moed

Tuesday night, April 11 – Thursday, April 13
~ Seventh & Eighth Days of Passover

These services will not be livestreamed, so please come in person!

  • Tuesday, 7:12pm: Candle lighting (prepare a yahrzeit candle from which  to light candles on Wednesday evening)
  • Wednesday, 9:30am: Morning Service
    • Evening: 8:14pm: Candle lighting from pre-existing flame
  • Thursday 9:30am: Morning Service, including Yizkor Memorial Prayers at approximately 10:30am
    • Evening: 8:15pm: Passover ends/Havdalah.

You may eat newly bought hametz immediately, but wait to eat hametz sold through the Rabbi until after 9:15pm. 

Services & Programming
for Families, Children, and Teens

Friday, March 24
~ Pre-Pesah Shabbat Mishpaha

  • Shabbat & Passover Songs and Blessings, followed by dinner
    (We are sorry, this event is already full)

Tuesday, March 28
~ Hebrew School Model Seders for K-Grade 2

  • Kindergarten families are invited!

Wednesday, March 29
~ Hebrew School Passover Cooking Day for Grades 3-6

Thursday, March 30
~ Roshanim (Pre-K) Model Seders

  • Parents are invited!

Sunday, April 2, 10:00am-1:00pm
~ Spring Cleaning for the Environment 

  • Especially for families with kids grades 5-7
  • With the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, we are preparing the native garden at Greenspace on 4th for the growing season.
  • Sign up now before spots are gone. Go to the page and scroll down to “4/2/23 Greenspace on Fourth”. Click on the sign up and also fill out the waiver form.  THEN, please be sure to email [email protected] to let her  know you are signed up.

Monday, April 3, 6:00-7:45pm
~ Teen Chocolate Seder

Thursday, April 6, 11:00am-12:00pm
~ Young Family Pesah Service

For families with children 10 and under (but will appeal to whomever is in the room!)

  • Led by Rabbi Dardashti. If there’s a really wide range we may break into two groups, with a madriha (one of our teen leaders) reading to our youngest members in one of the neighboring classrooms.
    Join us, then stay for Kiddush & Coffee at noon!

Sunday, April 23rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm
~ Post-Passover Mimouna Celebration
at Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St

For families with children, ages 2-10
A collaboration between local Jewish organizations, including Kane Street. Join us for: 

  • Hamsa making/decorating
  • North African instrument intro
  • North African / Moroccan Jewish photo exhibit
  • Moufletta station
  • Moroccan tea station
  • Moroccan music

$5/child ages 2 and up

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