Pesach 5781


pesach schedule

See link below for detailed information on Erev Pesach on Shabbos.

Thursday, 12 Nissan, March 25 - Fast of the Firstborn


Shacharis (starting with Yishtabach) 7:05 am, and 8:30 followed by siyumim.

Siyumim will be broadcast on Zoom (~7:30 am and ~9:00 am) 

Meeting ID: 681 140 7218 , password 636635) 

Dial in 1-312-626-6799 

Bedikat Chametz is conducted after 8:17 pm

Friday Morning, 13 Nissan, March 26


Shacharis 7:15 am

Chametz should be burned by 12:22 pm on Friday.

Leil Shabbos - Shabbos haGadol/Erev Pesach 14 Nissan, March 26


Candlelighting 7:20 pm

Mincha 7:00 pm

Shabbos Morning - March 27


Shacharis 7:00 am (Beis Midrash), 8:15 am (Main Sanctuary) (Shochen Ad)

Chametz and Egg Matzo can be eaten until 11:20 am

Mincha 7:25 pm followed by shiur “Vayehi baChatzi haLaylah: The Middle of the Night”

Maariv begins at 8:15 pm

Motzei Shabbos- Leil Pesach - 15 Nissan, March 27


Shabbos ends; Preparation for Seder and Kiddush after 8:29 pm

Afikoman should be eaten before Chatzos 1:25 am

Pesach Sunday March 28 - Yom Tov I


Shacharis 9:30 am (Ha-Kel)

Mincha 7:30 pm, followed by “New Questions for a Second Seder”

Candlelighting and preparations after 8:30 pm

Afikoman should be eaten before Chatzos 1:24 am

Begin Counting Sefiras HaOmer tonight


Pesach Monday March 29 - Yom Tov II


Shacharis 9:30 am (Ha-Kel)

Mincha 7:30 pm followed by Yahrtzeit shiur for Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik zt’l: Grandparents and Pesach

Yom Tov ends at 8:31 pm

Count 2nd Night of the Omer


Tuesday March 30 - Chol Hamoed I


Shacharis 7:00 am and 8:30 am (Yishtabach)

Mincha 7:30 pm

Count the 3rd Night of the Omer

Wednesday March 31 - Chol Hamoed Day II


Shacharis 7:00 am and 8:30 am (Yishtabach)

Mincha 7:30 pm

Count 4th night of the Omer


Thursday April 1 - Chol HaMoed Day III 


Shacharis 7:00 am and 8:30 am (Yishtabach)

Mincha 7:30 pm

Count 5th night of the Omer


Friday Erev Yom Tov April 2 - Chol Hamoed IV


Shacharis 7:00 am and 8:30 am (Yishtabach)

Candlelighting 7:30 pm

Mincha 7:00 pm

Count 6th night of the Omer


Pesach Shabbos April 3 - Yom Tov I


Shacharis 8:45 am (Beis Midrash); 9:30 am (Main Sanctuary) (Ha-Kel)

Mincha 7:30 pm followed by shiur

Candlelighting and Kiddush after 8:36 pm

Count 7th night of the Omer

Pesach Sunday April 4 - Yom Tov II


Shacharis 8:45 am (~9:30 Yizkor) (Beis Midrash); 9:30 am (~10:15 Yizkor) (Main Sanctuary) (Ha-Kel)

Mincha 7:35 pm followed by Neilas HaChag Kumsitz (no food will be served)

Yom Tov ends 8:37 pm

Sold Chametz will be bought back by 9:30 pm

Count 8th Night of the Omer

See also the Resource Archive for Rabbi Yolkut's video classes and other Pesach resources.

Sale of chametz

From Rabbi Yolkut:


I am offering three ways of appointing me as an agent for the sale of Chametz:

1) You can print up the form at:

and meet with me to bring the document and make a kinyan.

See hours below.

2) You can mail the above form into the office.

3) You can authorize me through this online electronic form:

(If you choose 2 or 3, you can also choose to make a kinyan in person.)

I will be available for in-person sale of chametz meetings at the following times in the Beis Midrash. If you prefer to meet outdoors, please contact me directly.  (TIMES/DATES UPDATED on 3/17)

  • Wednesday, March 17, 7:50-9:00 pm

  • Thursday, March 18, 6:00-7:15 pm

  • Sunday, March 21, 9:00-10:30 am, 6:00-7:15 pm

  • Monday, March 22, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 7:50-9:00 pm

Pesach preparation and learning

As always, I am looking forward to answering all of your Pesach questions. If you are a WhatsApp user, continue joining my Pesach sheilos WhatsApp Group for real time answers to your Pesach questions, as well as an opportunity to learn from other people's questions!


If you have Pesach dishes etc that you purchased last year and did not tovel, please remember to tovel them!


Looking for audio/video material to prep for Pesach? Try:

30 3-5 minute shiurim on Haggadah 


  • Hallel Insights 1   

  • Hallel Insights 2

  • Pesach in Egypt 

  • Pesach in Bnei Brak