at Chabad of Silver Spring
Pesach: April 8-16, 2020
Message from the wolvovskys
In this most unusual Pesach, Chabad has modified its community offerings to provide what we can for those who need assistance. Please contact us at [email protected] if we can help in any way.
We can facilitate the sale of chametz online through 3:00 pm on Monday, April 6. After that time, please email Rabbi Wolvovsky at [email protected]
We are offering seder-to-go kits which you can request here. They will be delivered on Tuesday, April 7. We have a limited supply of these kits and will do our best to fulfill all requests made by Monday, April 6.
We have posted a comprehensive guide to kashering your kitchen for Pesach here.
Rabbi Wolvovsky answered questions about Pesach preparations and the seder in a Zoom meeting that was recorded and is available here.
Chaya gave a cooking demonstration for Pesach in a Zoom meeting that was recorded and is available here
We will not have any services or davening at Chabad this Pesach. All times listed below are for your reference in your personal davening at home. 

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Passover,
Rabbi Berel and Chaya Wolvovsky 
Community Seder
Service Schedule
Wednesday, April 8
Fast of the First Born
Eat Chametz until: 10:55 am
Burn your chametz before: 11:55 am
Candle lighting time: 7:20 pm
Evening Services: 7:20 pm
First Seder: 8:15 pm
Thursday, April 9
Morning Services: 9:30 am
Evening Services: 7:20 pm
Light Candles After: 8:21 pm
Friday, April 10
Morning Services: 9:30 am
Light Candles Before: 7:23 pm
Evening Services: 7:25 pm
Shabbat, April 11
Morning Services: 9:30 am
Mincha/Maariv: 7:25 pm
Shabbat Ends: 8:23 pm
Sunday, April 12
Morning Services: 9:30 am
Mincha/Maariv: 7:30 pm
Monday, April 13
Morning Services: 6:30 am
Mincha/Maariv: 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 14
Morning Services: 6:30 am
Light Candles at: 7:27 pm
Evening Services: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 15
Morning Services: 9:30 am
Mincha: 7:30 pm
Light Candles after: 8:27 pm

Thursday, April 16
Morning Services: 9:30 am
Yizkor: 11:00 am
Mincha Service: 7:00 pm
Moshiach Seuda-Meal: 7:15 pm
Yom Tov Ends: 8:28 pm
We will not be holding services at Chabad this year.
Sell your chametz
Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.

Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
Order Matzah
Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.

Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.

Order your matzah today!
Meal of Moshiach
Thursday, April 16 

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Passover, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Passover concludes with a "Feast of Moshiach." This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Passover and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.
Passover Store
Do you need a haggadah? Or perhaps a nice kiddush cup? Or a gift for a host? Get everything you need for pesach and support Chabad at the same time.
Holiday Guide
Pesach Guide
The Seder
Pesach Story
Study & History
Kids Site
Passover Picks
Passover is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Passover features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Passover.