Pesach 5784

Pesach Services at Beth Am Synagogue 

Monday, April 22nd | 7:30 AM

Minyan and Siyyum B’chorim (Fast of the First-Born)

Tuesday, April 23rd | 9:30 AM

Day 1 Pesach Morning Services

Wednesday, April 24th | 9:30 AM

Day 2 Pesach Morning Services

Saturday, April 27th | 9:30 AM

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Services

Monday, April 29th | 9:30 AM

Day 7 Pesach Morning Services

Tuesday, April 30th | 9:30 AM

Day 8 Pesach Morning Services with Yizkor

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Goals of Preparation

  • Among other things, keeping kosher for Pesach means that by 10:48 AM on Monday, April 22nd, we have eaten our last chametz and that by 11:56 AM we have no chametz in our possession, in any space we control. We do this by:
    • Cleaning our homes of all chametz. 
    • Donating, throwing out or burning all chametz which would not keep until after Pesach. 
    • Moving all remaining chametz in our homes out of sight until after the holiday. 
    • Making the declaration which nullifies any minute amount of chametz which we could not find or extract. 
  • Selling chametz which will keep until after Pesach. It must be completed by 11:56 AM on Monday, April 22nd.

Find the Pesach Guide here.

Sell your chametz here! Complete by Friday, April 19th at 3 PM!

After dark on Sunday, April 21st, once the house has been made kosher for Pesach, one member of the household places an agreed-upon number (usually 10) pieces of bread in various rooms. A candle is lit, the lights are turned off, and the blessing is recited. 

After the blessing, the search is preferably done in silence. The pieces of chametz are pushed into a paper bag, frequently with a feather and a wooden spoon. The formula for bitul chametz (nullification of the chametz) is then recited and the bag of chametz is set aside to be burned on Wednesday morning.  

Enjoy your last chametz by 10:48 AM on Monday, April 22nd. Biur chametz (burning the chametz) is done on Monday, April 22nd by 11:56 AM. First, recite the morning bitul chametz formula and then burn the chametz.  

The blessing and formulas for this beautiful ritual can be found here

You have the opportunity to sell your chametz through Beth Am with a form linked here. Complete this form by Friday, April 19th at 3 PM. Your chametz which you have stored for sale during Pesach will be available to you one hour after Pesach ends on Tuesday, April 30th at 9:43pm.

JUFJ Social Justice Seder: Let My People Grow

Sunday, April 14th | 3 PM | Beth Am Beit Midrash | RSVP HERE!

Baltimore’s Annual LGBTQ Seder

Thursday, April 18th | 6:30 PM | Bolton Street Synagogue | RSVP HERE!

Have extra seats at your seder table? In need of a home for Pesach? Complete this form to be matched with a seder or to offer a space at your table!

Friday, April 19th at 3 PM | Sale of Chametz deadline

Monday, April 22nd | First Night Seder

Tuesday, April 23rd | Second Night Seder

The Beth Am office will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, April 22nd

Tuesday, April 23rd

Wednesday, April 24th

Monday, April 29th

Tuesday, April 30th