Pesach

begins in the evening of Wednesday 08 April 2020

and ends in the evening of Thursday 16 April 2020 

 
Please join via Zoom or Facebook
'Online for a Pre Seder'
with Rabbi Hackenbroch


Date : Monday 06 April

Time : at 8.00pm 

 

Join via Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6619757371

Meeting ID: 661 975 7371

Join via Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/piny.hackenbroch

WOODSIDE PARK SYNAGOGUE PESACH 5780/2020

Mechinat Chometz: Sale of Leaven  

please click here to fill in the form online

Members should contact the office if they need

a form emailed or posted to them

Please return your Chametz form no later than

12 NOON on Monday 6 April 2020

Tuesday 7th April

Bedikat Chametz (search for Chametz) after nightfall, as from 8.35 pm

Mishna in the morning with Rabbi Hackenbroch on Facebook Live

followed by Siyum* via Zoom Meeting ID 661-975-7371

Wednesday 8th April - Erev Pesach

Ta'anit Bechorim (Fast of the Firstborn)

A Siyum is a completion of study of a tractate of Talmud. First born males are obligated to fast the day before Pesach in commemoration of the miracle when they were saved from the plague of the firstborn. Attendance at a Siyum exempts first born males from fasting on this day, although they should be careful not to eat or drink until they attend the Siyum. This year the Syum will be online  with Rabbi Hackenbroch on Facebook Live at 8.30am

Eruv Tavshillin to be made

An Eruv Tavshilin is a complex area in Jewish law. When done in the prescribed format, one prepares a cooked food prior to a Jewish holiday that will be followed by Shabbat to enable cooking on the holiday for Shabbat. Please contact Rabbi Hackenbroch for further detail

Mishna In the Morning


Hafsaka (time after which Chametz must not be eaten) 10.49 am

Biur Chametz - remaining Chametz must be burned by 11.56am


Yom Tov begins 7.31 pm

 

Thursday 9th April - First day of Pesach

Preparations for the Second Seder must not be started before 8.36 pm

Yom Tov candles should not be lit from a pre-existing flame but nit until after 8.36pm

Begin counting of the Omer during the Second Seder

 

Friday 10th April - Second day of Pesach
Shabbat Candles must be lit from a pre-exisiting flame before 7.34 pm

 

Shabbat 11th -Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Shabbat Ends 8.40pm

Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April (Chol Hamoed)

Mishna In the Morning

with Rabbi Hackenbroch on Facebook Live 8.30am

Tuesday 14th April - Erev Yom Tov

Mishna In the Morning

with Rabbi Hackenbroch on Facebook Live 8.30am

Yom Tov Candles must be lit before 7.34pm

Tuesday 14th April - Yizkor Online at WPS 6.00pm

with Rabbi Hackenbroch and Rabbi Rosenblatt

Join via You Tube

https://youtu.be/ajiQSNbKuHg

Join via Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/woodsideparkshul

Wednesday 15th Seventh day of Pesach

Yom Tov Candles must be lit from a pre-existing flame but not until after 8.40pm

Thursday 16th April - Eighth Day of Pesach

Yom Tov Ends 8.49pm

בס''ד

1 A Siyum is a completion of study of a tractate of Talmud. First born males are obligated to fast the day before Pesach in commemoration of the miracle when they were saved from the plague of the firstborn. Attendance at a Siyum exempts first born males from fasting on this day, although they should be careful not to eat or drink until they attend the Siyum.

2 An Eruv Tavshilin is a complex area in Jewish law. When done in the prescribed format, one prepares a cooked food prior to a Jewish holiday that will be followed by Shabbat to enable cooking on the holiday for Shabbat. Please contact Rabbi Hackenbroch for further detail

Sale of Chometz Form

It is most important that all chometz is disposed of or sold before 

Passover. 

 

Although the non-Jew usually sells it back after Passover, this is an entirely valid and legal sale, both in Jewish and English Law.

 

The chometz to be sold should be securely locked away in a room or 

cupboard, which will not be used over Pesach.  

It is customary to empower the local rabbi to sell one’s chometz and to 

sign the Rabbi’s contract. 

Please click here to fill in the form online

 

Members should contact the office if they need a form emailed or posted to them.

To download the Pesach Timetable

please click here or click on the document below

Covid 19 
Product Guidance 
KLBD Pesach 2020
Date 23 March 2020

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din has today released a list of regular products and a set of guidelines to allow those in need to buy a range of basic goods for Pesach that are not under special Pesach supervision.

 

To download please click here

Please click on the link below 

https://www.kosher.org.uk/category/pesach

For information on 

Pesach product 2020

Pesach Timings

Sale of Chametz

Pesach Explained

Pesach Recipies

Seder Night

Pesach FAQ

To check if a food item is Kosher For Passover please click on

https://passover.isitkosher.uk

Coronavirus and Jewish Life FAQs 1  
as of March 20, 2020

Compiled for the US by Rabbi Michael Laitner, US Jewish Living Division. This guidance has been approved by the Chief Rabbi and the London Beth Din. With thanks to the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue.

Below are some questions, the answers can be found by clicking here which we hope will provide practical guidance at this challenging time, assist us in helping each other and feeling as great a sense of community as we can.

Our local communities and the US centrally are here to assist as best we can. May God bless us and protect us and all humanity. We wish you all well.

  • If I want pastoral or rabbinic support, what should I do?

  • What prayers should I say now that my shul has closed?

  • I am saying Kaddish. What should I do now that my shul is closed?

  • Are there specific prayers that I can say in response to the Coronavirus?

  • If I am concerned about Coronavirus on Shabbat or Yom Tov, may I call for medical assistance or access the internet?

  • What should I do if I sadly suffer a bereavement and cannot attend the funeral?

  • What bereavement and shiva support is available in the current circumstances?

  • Do I need to take any precautions about mikva usage?

Pre-Pesach matters
  • Where can I find out more information about Kosher for Pesach food and medicines?

  • How can I sell chametz if I cannot go to my rabbi?

  • If I cannot get to shul before or during Pesach, how do I find out more information about preparing for Pesach?

  • Can I make and participate in a siyum for Taanit Bechorot even if I cannot be physically present with others, especially the person making the siyyum?

  • Can I say Yizkor at home if I cannot get to shul on Pesach?

The US Coronavirus Helpline is on 020 8343 5696

 

Barnet Council will once again provide a Pesach waste and Chometz collection service

 

I am pleased to confirm that the council will once again provide a Pesach and Chometz collection service to residents before the Passover.

The dedicated refuse service will operate on over 300 pre-designated roads and will make it simple for residents who wish to dispose of their Pesach refuse and Chometz before the start of Passover.

The COVID 19 epidemic is creating some resourcing challenges for the council and the collection service will be slightly different this year as a result. We have provided you with an electronic leaflet attached that sets out the collection plans, which vary depending on the resident’s normal collection day and the road they live on.

The council will do all it can to ensure this much-valued service is delivered as set out in the leaflet, but this may be subject to change if the epidemic impacts resources further. We will make contact with you by e-mail and post details at www.barnet.gov.uk/pesach-collection should any changes become necessary.

We would be very grateful for your assistance in circulating the leaflet and the list of pre- designated roads attached to this e-mail to your contacts.

For more information please click here

Pesach collection service 2020

We are providing a dedicated Pesach collection service to the Jewish community. Please note collection arrangements are different from last year.

This additional refuse service will be in operation at houses on 300-plus pre-designated roads, making it simple for residents to dispose of Pesach refuse and Chometz before Passover.

Check if you live on a pre-designated road (PDF 78KB)

If you live on a pre-designated road and then follow the relevant guidance below.

Please note that the council is working to minimise disruption to services during the COVID-19 outbreak, however the arrangements set out below are subject to change. Any updates regarding changes to these collections which may occur in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak will be available on this page.

Pre-designated roads

If your normal collection day is Tuesday 7 April or Wednesday 8 April, your collection arrangements are as follows:

Your refuse bin collection will take place as scheduled. In addition to emptying your refuse bin, a maximum of three sacks of Pesach waste per household will be collected on your normal collection day.

Collections will take place from 6am from the boundary of your property.

If your normal collection day is Thursday 9 April, your collection arrangements are as follows:

Your refuse bin and a maximum of three sacks of Pesach waste per household will be collected on Tuesday 7 April.

Your normal refuse bin collection will also take place as scheduled on Thursday 9 April.

Collections will take place from 6am from the boundary of your property.

If your normal refuse collection day is Friday 10 April, your collection arrangements are as follows:

Your refuse bin and a maximum of three sacks of Pesach waste per household will be collected on Wednesday 8 April.

Your normal refuse bin collection will also take place as scheduled on Friday 10 April.

Collections will take place form 6am from the boundary of your property.

Non-designated roads

Only if you do not live on a pre-designated road, a pre-bookable collection of a maximum of three refuse sacks to take place on Wednesday 8 April can be requested by emailing pesach@barnet.gov.uk  

External link or calling 020 8359 4600 from 9am

on Friday 27 March until 10am on Friday 3 April.

We will only collect your refuse sacks on this day, we will not be emptying your bin.

Collections will take place from 6am from the boundary of your property.

Your normal bin collection will take place on your scheduled collection day.

Handy tips to manage your Pesach waste

  • Your normal refuse bin collection will take place on your scheduled collection day. Collections may take place at a different time of day than usual.

  • Pesach waste that is not presented as set out above will not be collected.

  • Please do not overfill refuse bins, as it may not be possible to collect these containers.

  • Please do not place any excess food waste in your green garden waste bin or blue recycling bin. Food waste should be placed in your black refuse bin.

To download the details of the Barnet Pesach collection service 2020 including details of the pre-designated roads please click below

Information is also available online at 

www.barnet.gov.uk/pesach-collection

Burning Chometz 

Remember at our Seders – We are “One Family, One People”
by Rabbi Hackenbroch 

It has been a bitter sweet week, we have had the joy of welcoming home our eldest son Joseph from Israel and once again, even if it is just for Pesach, being reunited as a family. But that joy was overshadowed by the sad news this week that Israel had recovered the body of Zachary Baumel.

Zechariah Baumel, also known as Zachary Baumel, was an American-Israeli soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.

He had been in a Hesder programme which combines army service with Yeshiva study, in fact he attended

some years before me the same Yeshiva.  During the Battle of Sultan Yacoub in Lebanon on June 12, 1982,

his unit was attacked and he and five other comrades were declared missing. One had been killed and was buried

in Syria, and two were located alive in Syria and returned to Israel a few years later. But Baumel, Yehuda Katz,

and Zvi Feldman were unaccounted for over many decades. 

In 1992 I was spending my first year in yeshiva in Gush and we were introduced to some very special guests -

Zachary’s parents, Yona and Miriam Baumel, who shared Zachary’s story and the fact that their life mission

was to ensure that the Government and the Army did not give up on their promise of  bringing their son home. 

I will never forget the impromptu speech that Zachary’s father Yona gave.  Naturally they longed to be reunited

and to hug their son once again. During his speech he sighed heavily - his son had been missing in action for

a decade and breaking down in tears he said that  if Zachary was no longer alive then their fervent wish was

for their son to be returned to Israel so they could lay him to rest and say Kaddish 

Sadly in 2009 Yona Baumel passed away, without witnessing the return of his son. His mission had been to keep his case in the public eye, traveling around the world to uncover leads to confirm or deny the persistent rumours that his son was still alive, 

This week, after 37 years of longing for her son, the army knocked on the door of the 90 year old  

Mrs Miriam Baumel and told her that her son was at long last coming home, but not in the way

that she and the country had hoped. 

It is heart wrenching to think about Miriam Baumel others like her, that the life she knew simply ended

the day her son went missing in war.

 

When the Jewish people left Egypt after 210 years of slavery, it was Moshe our leader, who refused

to sleep until he had recovered the remains of Joseph. Joseph had asked his family to promise

before his death that they would ensure he would eventually accompany his descendants,

to be laid to rest in Israel.

 

Even today, every Jew is a precious part of the Jewish story and the Jewish family. Like Joseph we share an unbreakable bond. Our family will never leave one of us behind. Wherever we are we know that we are not alone but as Jews, our people will be there to support us. This is something of which we should be immensely proud. 

 

Sometimes we approach the Seder with anxiety and apprehension.  For some,

spending time with family members with whom we have unresolved issues and

irritations causes tension. This year take a good look around your Seder table.

We may be different, but we are one family we are one people.

 

Chag Kasher V’Sameach

 

Rabbi Hackenbroch

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Pesach Articles

Pesach in a Nutshell
Rabbi Hackenbroch: writes This year, I would like to give you a helping hand transforming your Pesach from “Oy” to “JOY”!!!
Straddling Both Worlds
Rabbi Wayland writes in the Daf Hashavua - A common sight in shuls during Chol Hamoed Shabbat (morning) Service, is a mix of men wearing tefillin and those not
Shortage of Horseradish
Reverend Michael Plaskow MBE writes: A few years ago there was a root crop failure in the Middle East
Freedom
Reverend Michael Plaskow MBE writes: As we say in the Haggadah, if it would not have been for Hashem then we would still have been slaves in Egypt
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This year 2018 we held a
Pesach Dash Special
Seudah in the Popular Torah Dash Format
Date: Shabbat 10 March

10 families took up the Pesach-Dash challenge

Each speaker pit their wits against the egg-timer

They had exactly 3 minutes - the time it takes to prepare a boiled egg - to describe one aspect of Pesach

The speakers and the title of the talks were

The Search of Chametz / Cleaning ..... The Raven Family

The Seder Plate ................................... Clare Fleischmann

The Four Cups of Wine ........................ Jonathan Werth

Ma Nishtanah ...................................... Danny Wolinsky

The Four Sons ..................................... Estelle Phillips

The Ten Plagues .................................. Ruth Dubow

A persian Pesach ................................ Susan Baruch

Rabban Gamaliel - Which One ?? ....... Michael Baxter

G-d's Commandments for Pesach ...... Vicki York

The Pyramid Challenge ....................... Michelle Fabian

This Dash was sponsored in memory of Allan Simon z"l, Eliyahu Ben Shrago, father of Gary Simon who passed away on the 1st day of Pesach last year.

.....this was followed by Maariv and Community Havdalah in the shul! ​

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