All Things Pesach at Beth El 2024

Schedule of Services During Pesach

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 am — First Day Pesach services
  • Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm — Kabbalat Shabbat services
  • Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 am — Shabbat services
  • Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 pm — Yizkor & Seventh Day Pesach services

All services will be in person as well as Zoom and livestream.

Bringing a Racial Justice Lens to the Seder: Resources and a Discussion Guide

Click here for the guide. Created by the Antiracism Working Group.

Important reminder about Pesach Kashrut:

Any food brought into Beth El for any reason after Saturday, April 20 and through Tuesday, April 30 must be Kosher for Passover.

Pesach Mitzvot

Hachnacset Orchim — Hospitality

Do you have room at your seder for more folks? Are you looking for a seder to join? Both are part of the mitzvah of observing Pesach! If you’d like to be matched for seder, please email Jocylyn Bailin. In your email, please indicate: if you are offering to host or looking for a seder to attend; for which night, and for how many people. We will do our best to make matches! 

M’chirat Chametz — Selling of Chametz

We have a custom of “selling” one’s chametz (all food products not suitable for Pesach use) before Pesach begins. If you would like to “sell your chametz,” please return a form to the office by Friday, April 19:

To make your donation, you can either:

  1. Bring or mail a check made out to Congregation Beth El with “chametz” written in the subject line, or
  2. Donate online here (select “Chametz Donation” at the top of the list of funds)


“Go Down Moses”: Bringing a Racial Justice Lens to the Seder

Wednesday, April 10, 12-1 pm (Zoom only)

How do we sing and talk about slavery and liberation during our Passover seders? Join Cantor Vera and the Antiracism Working Group to bring a racial justice lens to the Passover seder. Bring your haggadah! Click here for the Zoom link.

Hasidic Tales of Passover

Thursday, April 18 from 11:00 am –  noon

Find inspiration and new spiritual insights in the tales of the Hasidim as we prepare for Passover! Join Rabbi Josh for a warm and uplifting conversation; all texts will be in English and sourcesheets will be provided. 


Aly Halpert Sings with Beth El                        

April 27 and April 28

Aly Halpert leads us in song to help us heal, hope, and find freedom! Join her for Havdalah and a participatory concert on Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm. On Sunday morning April 28, Aly will lead a songwriting workshop for our BE InSpirEd students.


An Inclusive, Virtual, Musical Second Seder

Wednesday, April 23, 6-8 pm on Zoom

Hosted by Cat and Alex Kaner

Beth El’s Inclusion Committee invites you to join us for an inclusive and fun virtual seder. We designed this seder for congregants and others of all ages and abilities. Please join us! For further information, contact Cat Kaner.


Pesach Arts Workshop for Teens with the Jewish Studio Project

Monday, April 29, 6-8:30 pm

The motto of the Jewish Studio Project is “Have you made art about it yet?” And that is exactly the what our teens will do on the last night of Pesach.