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Passover with Kane Street

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Meichirat Chametz

The sale of leavened food before Passover is an important observance of the Holiday. Please take a few minutes to complete our “Sale of Chametz” form. We ask that you specify on your form a donation for Ma’ot Chittim, a special Passover fund to enable needy Jews to observe the holiday.


Passover Guide

The Rabbinical Assembly’s annual Pesah Guide offers a clear, user-friendly guide to help make your home Kosher for Passover. All of our scouring, scrubbing, boiling and rinsing support the greater aim of cleansing our souls of their “chametz,” the pride and defensiveness which block our spiritual potential and threaten relationships.


Passover Social Justice and Tzedaka Opportunity

G-d said to Job, “Which would you prefer, poverty or suffering?” Job responded, “Master of the Universe, I will take all of the sufferings in the world as long as I don’t become poor, for if I go to the marketplace and don’t have any money to buy food, what will I eat?”….This shows us that poverty is worse than all of the other sufferings in the world.”

Midrash Exodus Rabbah 31:12

The United States Department of Agriculture defines “food insecurity’ as “a lack of access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life”. Today, 42 million American suffer from this insecurity. That number includes 13 million children. In Israel, one fifth of the population, including almost one million children, live below the poverty line and struggle to regularly put basic, nutritious food on the table.

To combat this hunger, we recommend Mazon as an agent for your Passover Tzedaka.

Mazon, which means food in Hebrew, is the only national Jewish organization dedicated exclusively to combatting hunger. It supports scores of successful anti-hunger organizations, in the US and Israel, through education, advocacy, award-winning grant-making and various strategic initiatives. Grantees include food banks, food pantries, and home-delivered meal programs. Beneficiaries include people of all faiths and backgrounds. All grantees must be engaged in public policy work to advance anti-hunger agendas, and the largest grants are given to organizations working towards long term solutions to ending hunger.

Please visit mazon.org for more information, and to donate.


Engaging Kids in the Seder:
The Four Children of Passover, with Rabbi Jason

Monday, March 19, 5:00-5:45pm
Tuesday, March 20, 4:45-5:30pm

Using the seder story of the four children (the wise, the wicked, the  simple, and the one did not know how to ask a question), we will look at some tips and techniques for engaging children of different ages, developmental stages, and personalities in the Passover seder. For parents, grandparents and anyone who will hosting a seder that includes multiple generations. Will meet in the sanctuary.


Model Seders for Young Hebrew School Students

For Roshanim class:
Tuesday, March 27 3:55-4:30pm
For Gan and Alef classes:
Tuesday, March 27 4:45-5:45pm

Parents are invited to participate with their Roshamim, Gan, and Alef students in the pre-Passover model seders


Looking to Host or Join a Seder?

Passover is a great time to welcome and get to know those who may not have an opportunity to enjoy a Passover Seder with others. Whether you are new to the community or a longstanding member, please let us know if you would like to be invited to a fellow Kane Street member’s home for a seder this year; or if you have room at your table to host additional guests. Contact us for more information.


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