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B'nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue

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Upcoming Events & Registration

 

The Great Matzah Bake!

Join us for a fun program for kids and families on Sunday, March 29th from 12:30pm-2:30pm. We will be doing crafts, reading stories, learning sign language, and most exciting of all, baking our own matzah! If you would like to register, please call the office or send an email to office@bnaiisraelcongregation.org

ASL Interpreters will be available throughout the event.

 

Second Night Seder at B'nai

We will be hosting our annual second night seder for Passover on Saturday, April 4th, 8:00pm. Tickets are $55 per adult, $30 per children 12 and under, and free for children 3 and under. Payment can be made by mailing a check to the B'nai office with "Passover Seder" in the memo or making a donation on our website with "Passover Seder" in the notes. This will be a seated and served dinner.

Serving: Gefilte Fish, Dill Pickles, Matzoh Ball Soup, Roasted Stuffed Breast of Chicken (or Chicken Nuggets for Children), Potato Kugel, Glazed Carrots, Assorted Cakes and Cookies and Tea. 

 

Sell Your Chametz Before Passover! 

If you would like Rabbi Mintz to handle the halachic sale of your home's chametz, please fill out the form below and submit it by March 30th.

AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SALE OF CHAMETZ FOR PASSOVER 5775/2015

Before Pesach, it is a requirement to eliminate all chametz (bread products or derivatives of bread products) from our possession. Jewish law does allow for chametz, especially and preferably, only in non-bread-like form (e.g. liquors, mixtures, etc.) to be sold to a gentile in those circumstances when elimination is not an option. Arrangements for such sale may be made through Rabbi Mintz through use of this form. 

It is customary to offer a contribution to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Account for facilitating the sale.

"Be it proclaimed that I hereby empower and authorize Rabbi Etan Mintz to sell all chametz that may be in my possession, wherever it may be – at home, a place of business or elsewhere. This includes all goods which may be delivered to me over Passover. The Rabbi has full right to sell, dispose, and conduct all transactions, including rental of the place where the chametz is stored and rental of right of way as he deems fit and proper, for such time which he believes necessary in accordance with detailed terms and details forms explained in the contracts in their possession. The above power hereby being given is meant to conform with all Torah and Rabbinic regulations and laws, and also in accordance with the laws of Maryland."

Pantry, cabinet, bar, etc.

Groceries, liquor, etc

If you or your chametz will be in a different time zone for Pesach, please detail in box below, so that your chametz can be sold and repurchased in the appropriate time.

 

Sat, 28 March 2015 8 Nisan 5775