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 2019/5779

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:

Friday, April 19 – 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

Saturday, April 20 – Passover Day 1
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

Sunday, April 21 – Passover Day 2
9:30 am: Festival Morning Service

Thursday, April 25 – Passover Day 6
6:30 pm: Festival Evening Service

Friday, April 26 – Passover Day 7
Schools and offices closed.
9:30 am: Festival Morning Service
6:30 pm: Shabbat Evening/Festival Service
7:15 pm: Café Pesach

Saturday, April 27 – Passover Day 8
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.

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 19, 2019 - April 27, 2019
All Day
Passover 5779
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
April 26, 2019
6:30 pm
Café Pesach 5779
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD