Monday, April 6, 2020
PESACH 5780
Please scroll down for links to all of ASBI's Passover 5780 resources. These can also be found at asbi.org/pesach .
SELL YOUR HAMETZ - DEADLINE IS 11:30 PM TONIGHT
Visit asbi.org/hametz .

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.

EREV PESACH SIYUM - APRIL 8, 7:30 AM
Firstborn children are invited to attend a siyum on Wednesday morning, commemorating the completion of a talmudic tractate. The siyum substitutes for a day of fasting that commemorates God’s saving of the Israelite first-born children when the Egyptian first-born were killed in the tenth plague. Click here to join via Zoom or call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID 924 897 9279, Password: 540.

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.

COMBATING LONELINESS ON SHABBAT & YOM TOV
Read our Combating Loneliness Document for some suggestions for Shabbatot spent alone and an article written by Dr. Michelle Friedman entitled, “COVID-19 and the Challenge of Spending Pesach Alone.”

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.

PASSOVER & PANDEMIC
Listen to the latest episode of The Straw Hat, Passover & Pandemic, for more about preparing for Pesach and kashering dishes at home.

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.

PESACH SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 8, Erev Pesach
Siyum via Zoom: 7:30 AM
Stop Eating Hametz: 10:42 AM
Dispose of Hametz by: 11:47 AM
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: B efore 7:09 PM

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

Tuesday, April 14, Erev Yom Tov
Candle Lighting: 7:13 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 7th Day of Pesach
Candle Lighting after: 8:15 PM

Thursday, April 16, 8th Day of Pesach, Yizkor
Havdalah: 8:16 PM
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