Passover Holiday Times and Schedule 2019 


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Times listed are for Philadelphia 19104

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Formal search for Chametz after nightfall (8:11pm)

Friday, April 19, 2019
Fast of the First Born
Finish Eating Chametz before 10:44am
Sell and Burn Chametz before 11:52am
Candle Lighting at 7:25 pm (Say Blessings 1 & 3)
Your Seder must begin after
Tzeit Hakochovim (nightfall) 8:12pm
Evening Services at Lubavitch House at 8:00pm 
Chabad House First Seder: 8:15pm
Afikomen Should be eaten before Chatzot (midnight) 12:59am

Shabbat (Sat.), April 20, 2019
Morning Services are at 9:30am at Chabad House
Mincha TBD

Second Night of Passover
Light Candles* after 8:27pm
Say Blessings 2 & 3 
Evening Services at Chabad 8:00pm
Chabad House Second Seder: 8:30pm


Sunday, April 21, 2019 
Morning Services at 9:30 am at Chabad
Mincha TBD
Yom Tov ends 8:28pm

Monday-Wednesday April 2-4: 
Morning services 9:30am

Tuesday, April 23, 2019: 
Free Causal Passover Dinner, 6-8pm.
Please RSVP


Thursday, April 25th, 2019 -7th night of Passover
Eruv Tavshilin
Light Candles at 7:31pm. Recite Blessings 2 
Evening Services 8:00pm
Dinner at 8:30pm. Please RSVP
After Dinner All night Torah study in honor of the splitting of the sea 10:30pm-4am. Come study alone or join a discussion or learning group, enjoy some coffee and snacks all night long.



Friday, April 26, 2019 - (8th eve of Passover)
Light Candles at* 7:32pm from a pre-lit flame only
Say blessing 1
Evening Services at 8:00pm
Holiday Shabbat Dinner at Chabad House 8:30pm




Shabbat (Saturday), April 27, 2019:
Yizkor is recited today.
Final Passover Meal of Moshiach 5:30 pm
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Passover Holiday Ends at: 8:35pm

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The Last Passover Meal - "The Moshiach Feast"
On this final day of Passover we strive for the highest level of freedom, and focus on the Final Redemption. Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with “Moshiach’s Feast” — a festive meal complete with matzah and four cups of wine, during which we celebrate our faith in the imminent arrival of the Messiah. The feast begins before sunset and continues until after nightfall. It is also our way of showing we love the holidays G‑d gives us, we celebrate our last meal enjoying every last minute of it, rather then the fact that it is it gone... as in "break the fast"...

Holiday Ends at 8:35pm (Please allow the Rabbi several hours for him to purchase your chametz back from our friendly Gentile)

* When lighting candles on Yom Tov light only from a pre-existing flame. On Friday, be sure to light before sunset and on Saturday be sure to light after nightfall.


Candle Lighting Blessings:


[1] Baruch Atah Ado-noi Elo-hei-nu Melech Ha-olam Asher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sav Ve-tzi-vanuLe-had-lik Ner Shel Shabbos V’Shel Yom Tov.

[2] Baruch Atah Ado-noi Elo-hei-nu Melech Ha-olam Asher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sav Ve-tzi-vanu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Tov.

[3] Baruch Atah Ado-noi Elo-hei-nu Melech Ha-olam She-heh-che-yah-nu Ve-kiye-ma-nu Ve-he-ge-ah-nu Liz-man Ha-zeh.


Wishing you a Chag Sameach!