Wednesday, April 8, 2020
PESACH DAYS 1 & 2 / SHABBAT CHOL HAMOED
The Jack Strulowitz Lakefront Eruv is up!
To stay updated on the status of the Eruv, visit our Twitter or Facebook pages. May our Eruv join us all together for a Shabbat filled with peace and unity.
Wednesday, April 8, Erev Pesach
Candle Lighting: 7:07 PM 
1st Cup After: 8:08 PM 

Thursday, April 9, 1st Day of Pesach
Candle Lighting & Start Second Seder after: 8:08 PM 

Friday, April 10, 2nd Day of Pesach
Shabbat Candle Lighting: Before 7:09 PM 

Saturday, April 11, Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach
Havdalah: 8:10 PM 

Recite Evening Sh’ma: April 10, after 8:09 PM
Latest time to recite Morning Sh’ma: April 11, 9:33 AM
Pesach 5780
Visit asbi.org/Pesach for all of our Passover resources!
INTRODUCTORY LETTER
Read Rabbi Wolkenfeld's  Introduction to Pesach 5780

LAWS & CUSTOMS OF PESACH 5780
View the  Passover 5780 Laws & Customs for a complete guide to Pesach. This year's guide is updated to reflect our inability to gather in shul and includes detailed instructions for how to kasher pots and utensils at home.

TEFILLAH AT HOME
View our  Tefillah at Home Guide for the First Days of Pesach & Shabbat Chol Hamoed.

ASBI SEDER COMPANION
Since we can't host large, hospitable seders this year, please enjoy the  ASBI Seder Companion to bring the voices of your fellow ASBI community members into your seders.

THE FIRST SEDER IN TWO PARTS
This Passover, many families are struggling for ways to celebrate Passover together even as public-health guidelines will prevent us from physically gathering as we would in a typical year. One possible solution to this problem is to divide the first Seder into two halves.  Click here for instructions.

MINIMALIST'S GUIDE TO PASSOVER & THE SEDER
Our  Minimalist's Guide is geared towards those who may not have made Passover or the Seder in their homes in the past and are looking to keep it simple.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Click here to review our previously-sent letter regarding mental health during Pesach. View our guide to Combating Loneliness on Shabbat & Yom Tov here .

ASBI AFIKOMEN HUNT
We are organizing a fun no-contact activity for ASBI families over chol hamoed and the final days of Passover. If you would like to help us with minimum effort required, please email  etanazack@gmail.com. We are seeking volunteers with street-facing windows, preferably 1st/2nd floor and easily viewed from the street. Volunteers will be contacted with further instructions. Information for participants will be sent out at a later date!

JOINT STATEMENT TO THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY
Click here to read a follow-up joint statement to the Orthodox Community regarding Pesach. You can also  click here to view an additional statement from the cRc and Agudath Israel of Illinois.

Please note that excursions to or gatherings in parks, playgrounds, and other venues are discouraged. However, Ezra Landman-Feigelson has created a  guide to interesting landmarks around Lakeview to visit, if you live a short distance away from them.
The Straw Hat
Pesach 5780: A Seder Bar Mitzvah
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss some of the Passover resources our shul is offering and share some advice for how to approach your seders this year given the enormously unusual circumstances.

New episodes are released every other Wednesday. Listen and subscribe to The Straw Hat at asbi.org/podcast or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and more!
Save the Dates: Chol Hamoed Fun for Everyone!
Sunday, April 12, 4:00 PM: Family Feud
Monday, April 13, 12:00 PM: Prince of Egypt Watch Party
Join us for Family Feud with contestants Rabbi Wolkenfeld and Rabbanit Sarna at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 12, and for Matzo Pizza Making and Prince of Egypt watch party at noon on Monday, April 13!

Meeting ID: 924 897 9279
Password: 540
FOOD FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS & OLDER ADULTS
The Chesed Committee is sending food to medical providers in the community over Pesach as our way to support them as they support all of us. The Chesed Committee is also working to bring basic supplies to older adults in the community who are not able to shop.

If you'd like to contribute to these efforts, please visit asbi.org/donate and select "Chesed Fund". If you are able to help with delivery of Chesed meals and food, please email Sara Wolkenfeld at sarawolkenfeld@gmail.com.
ONGOING VIRTUAL LEARNING
Visit asbi.org/updates for all of the latest event information.
Virtual Daily Mishnah Learning
Monday - Friday at 7:30 AM & Sunday at 8:30 AM
Daf Yomi with Rabbi Wolkenfeld
Weekday Mornings at 6:15 AM & Sundays at 7:15 AM
Everyone is invited to join Rabbi Wolkenfeld to learn Mishnayot. We will be learning the Mishnayot of Tractate Shabbat, found here. This learning is designed specifically for those who are missing Kaddish due to the cancellation of our Minyanim. The learning is dedicated to the memory of all the Yahrtzeits in our shul as well as all the people on our daily Kaddish list. Participants will be invited to share names of anyone they are mourning, remembering, or davening for through our joint learning.

Click here to join via Zoom or call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID 924 897 9279, Password: 540.
Join Rabbi Wolkenfeld for morning Daf Yomi learning!

(Meeting ID: 135 743 786, Password: 043514)
Chag Sameach & Shabbat Shalom from ASBI!