Holiday and Special Services

Passover

seder-plate-40005Beth El has morning and evening services for the first two and last two days of Passover. Yizkor is recited during both morning services on the eighth day.

Passover 2020/5780

Passover begins on the evening of Friday, April 19 and ends on the evening of Saturday, April 27. Our Passover schedule for this year is as follows:

Wednesday, April 8 – Erev Passover
Schools closed. Offices close at 1:00 pm.
7:15 am: Siyyum for the First Born
6:30 pm: Friday/Festival Evening Service

Thursday, April 9 – Passover Day 1
Schools and offices closed.
7:00 am: Early Shabbat Morning/Festival Service

9:30 am: Shabbat Morning/Festival Service
6:30 pm: Festival Evening Service
7:00 pm: Congregational Seder

Friday, April 10 – Passover Day 2
Schools and offices closed.
9:30 am: Festival Morning Service

Tuesday, April 14 – Passover Day 6
6:30 pm: Festival Evening Service
7:15 pm: Café Pesach

Wednesday, April 15 – Passover Day 7
Schools and offices closed.
9:30 am: Festival Morning Service
6:30 pm: Shabbat Evening/Festival Service

Thursday, April 16 – Passover Day 8
Schools and offices closed.
7:00 am: Early Shabbat/Festival Service (Yizkor)
9:30 am: Shabbat/Festival Service (Yizkor)

Congregational Seders

The chocolate seder is one of the annual youth activities revolving around Passover.

The chocolate Seder is one of the youth activities revolving around Passover.

Beth El has a traditional congregational seder for the second night of Passover. Beth El also works together with members of the community to arrange for congregants to open their homes and host other congregants who do not have a place to go for Seder.

In addition, the Sisterhood and Zhava hold a yearly women’s Passover event.

KOL Foods Passover Meat Orders

All it takes for KOL Foods to raise a cow, is grass and some sun and rain. KOL Foods sells 100% grass-fed, glatt kosher beef and lamb, and fully pastured, organic-fed chicken, turkey and duck. For Passover, we are bringing our fantastic KOL Foods meat to Beth El at super-low shipping through a Buying Club. Just order at www.kolfoods.com and select the Bethesda Buying Club as your shipping method. Flat-rate shipping means: the more you buy, the more you save.  The order deadline for the Passover club is Monday, March 30, with pick up at Beth El on Wednesday, April 1.

Passover Resources

 

Passover closings

The synagogue offices close at 1:00 pm on the first night of Passover and will remain closed through the first two days. They also close for the last two days of Passover. The Religious School and preschool are closed during those days as well.

Upcoming Passover-Related Events

Date/Time Event
April 05, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Religious School Passover Program with The Bible Players
April 08, 2020
9:00 am
Siyyum for the Firstborn
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
April 08, 2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Passover Evening Service and First Night Seder
April 08, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Spanish Havurah First Night Seder with Rabbi Werbin
April 09, 2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Passover Evening Service and Second Night Seder