Selling Chametz

During the 8 days of Pesach, Jews are forbidden from not only eating chametz but also from owning it. Since giving away or destroying all chametz could present a financial hardship (and could be wasteful in a time of food shortages and supply chain challenges), we have arranged for community members to sell their chametz for the duration of the holiday. Our buyer will be my dear friend Rev. Elizabeth Marie Melchionna of Chapel Hill, NC. To designate me as your agent to sell your chametz to Rev. Melchionna, please complete this short form by Wednesday, April 13: https://forms.gle/j4FUvAik9kw6PZ8o6

Pesach Yom Tov Services

SOJC plans to hold services on all four days of Pesach Yom Tov! Here is the full schedule:
(Note that there will be no services on the first night of Pesach, Friday evening, April 15.)

Saturday, April 16 at 9:30am — Shabbat and Yom Tov Services (Pesach Day 1)
Sunday, April 17 at 9:30am — Yom Tov Services (Pesach Day 2)***
Friday, April 22 at 9:30am — Yom Tov Services (Pesach Day 7)***
Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm — Shabbat and Yom Tov Services (Pesach Day 8)
Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am — Shabbat and Yom Tov Services with Yizkor (Pesach Day 8)
*** We want to ensure that we will have a minyan on these important days of the holiday. We will also be arranging a light Kosher for Passover meal at the conclusion of services. To help us plan accordingly, please complete this short form by Wednesday, April 13: https://forms.gle/7zuF9oWBLa8Bq12P9



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Preparing Your Homes (And Your Souls!) For Pesach:

The annual Rabbinical Assembly Pesach Guide contains helpful information about cleaning/kashering your home, buying Kosher for Passover food. The guide also contains some important reminders about not “going overboard” with stringencies that cause more stress than spiritual uplift. The guide is available here:

Next, the Conservative Movement just launched a great new website for Jewish learning called ExploringJudaism. You can check out their Pesach resources here: https://exploringjudaism.org/holidays/passover/

A special link for families with kids!

Here’s a fun video explaining how to do Bedikat Chametz (Checking your home for Chametz).  
(This year we will do Bedikat Chametz on Thurs evening 4/14.)