Passover at Bonai Shalom

What a strange time we’re in.  We’re still figuring out how to do Pesach virtually.  One thing we do know, is  you can sell your chametz here.

And if you are looking for a virtual seder to attend, or are hosting a virtual seder and want more guests, fill out this form.

And if you are wanting some guidance on HOW to host a virtual seder, check out’s training here

About Pesach

Passover is one of our beloved Jewish holidays. It is rich with history, symbolism, meaning and philosophy. The more we put into preparing and observing the mitzvot of Pesach, the more the holiday can impact us and transmit to us its many lessons.  The central narrative of Passover is the retelling of the exodus from Egypt. Thus, the central theme is how we gained our freedom. Like all important concepts, freedom defies easy definition. As is typical in Judaism, we try to experience our concepts so that they are not just intellectual ideas we think about. We achieve this, for example, by eating matzoh. This symbolic food represents two notions. First, how we quickly left Egypt so that our bread did not have time to rise. Second, how the Torah clearly and strongly reminds us not to eat anything that is chametz during the week of Pesach. Chametz includes all food items made from wheat, oats, barley, rye or spelt, even if these ingredients appear in the smallest possible amount. To follow this commandment, we thoroughly clean our homes and our kitchens, put away or kasher pots and pans that have been used during the year, and cover or clean our counters, sinks and ovens. We even sell whatever chametz may remain in our homes. If you don’t wish to sell your chametz online, you may download and send into the shul this form by April 8, 2020.