Pesach

begins in the evening of Friday, 19 April 2019

and ends in the evening of Saturday, 27 April 2019 

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

 
Pesach Preparations - Insights into the Seder

Pesach preparation begins with insights into the Seder - make your seder a more meaningful evening with Rabbi Hackenbroch and Rabbi Rosenblatt

Date: 08 April

Time: 8pm

Venue: Wiseman Linden Hall

Cost: No charge

Communal Seder - 2nd Night Pesach

Join Rabbi, Gila & Family

on a journey from Exodus to freedom

An Inspirational and fun evening with singing, tantalising discussion and delicious food.

Date: 20 April

Time: 8.45pm  (aiming to finish by midnight !!)

Cost: Members: Adult £35 / Child (under 13) £15

Cost: Non - Members: Adult £40 / Child (under 13) £20

To Book - SOLD OUT

 
Pesach
Youth BBQ

Date: Friday 26 April

Time: 12.30pm after the service

Cost: £7 per person

RSVP by 18th April

To book please click here

Woodside Park 
Young Families Committee Presents
Post- Pesach Pizza Party!
Date: 28 April
This event has unfortunately been cancelled

Seder Hospitality

This year we would like to offer hospitality to anyone who needs a seder 

please contact WP Cares on 020 8445 0033

KLBD Passover information for 2019, including approved products lists, articles, FAQ's, timings, communal sedarim, KLBD establishments open for Pesach, Please click here www.kosher.org.uk/passover.

 

Those who do not have internet can request information to be posted to them from our office free of charge by calling 020 8343 6248 (leave a message on answerphone).  

 

Our Passover product listings will also be searchable at https://passover.isitkosher.uk

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

 

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

For more information please click here

Passover messages from the 


Chief Rabbi
Michael Goldstein President of the United Synagogue

 

WOODSIDE PARK SYNAGOGUE PESACH 5778/2019

Mechinat Chametz: Sale of Leaven - please download the form 

Please return your Chametz form to the office no later

than Straight after Shacharit by 10.30am Friday 19 April 2019 

Please make sure that you empty your box of all chametz before Pesach

Bedikat Chametz (search for Chametz) after nightfall, as from 8.15 pm

 

Friday 19th April Bank Holiday - Erev Pesach

Ta'anit Bechorim (Fast of the Firstborn)
Shacharit followed by Siyum (in Shul) 8.30 am


Hafsaka (time after which Chametz must not be eaten) 10.39 am
Communal burning at WPS 11.00 am

Biur Chametz - remaining Chametz must be burned by 11.49am
Yom Tov begins & Mincha and Ma'ariv 7.49 pm

 

Shabbat 20th April - First day of Pesach

Shacharit, includingTefilat Tal (Prayer for Dew) 9.30 am

Mincha and Ma'ariv  8.10 pm

Preparations for the Second Seder must not be started before 8.56 pm

Yom Tov candles should not be lit until after 8.56pm

Begin counting of the Omer during the Second Seder

 

Sunday 21st April - Second day of Pesach

Shacharit 9.30 am

Mincha 8.00 pm
Yom Tov ends and Ma’ariv begins 8.58 pm

 

Monday 22nd April Bank Holiday (Chol Hamoed)

Shacharit 8.30 am
Mincha and Ma’ariv 7.30 pm

Tuesday 23rd (Chol Hamoed)

Shacharit 7.00 am

Mincha and Ma’ariv 7.30 pm

Wednesday 24th April (Chol Hamoed)

Shacharit 7.00 am

Mincha and Ma’ariv 7.30 pm

Thursday 25th April Erev Yom Tov

Shacharit 7.00 am

Eruv Tavshillin to be made

Mincha and Ma'ariv begins 7.30 pm

Yom Tov Candles must be lit before 7.59 pm

Friday 26th April - Seventh Day of Pesach

Shacharit 9.15 am

Mincha and Ma'ariv 7.30 pm

Shabbat and Yom Tov candles must be lit from a pre-existing flame before 8.01 pm

Shabbat 7th April - Eighth day of Pesach

Shacharit, including Shir Hashirim and Yizkor 9.00 am

Mincha followed by a Shiur 8.10 pm
Yom Tov ends and Ma'ariv begins 9.10 pm

Chag Kasher V'Sameach

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 in Shul!

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

 

 

Youth Services over Pesach: 

Shabbat 20 April - First day of Pesach

Full Youth Service @ 9.30am - 1st Floor CC

Sunday 21st April - Second day of Pesach

Hot Topics + Mussaf @ 10.45am - 2nd Floor CC

Friday 26 April - 7th Day Pesach

"Aha Moment" with Rabbi H + Mussaf @ 10.45am

2nd Floor CC 

Saturday 27 April 8th Day Pesach

Full Youth Service @ 9.30am - 1st Floor CC

Download the Pesach Times 2019 by clicking on the document below

Download the Sale of Chometz Form 2019 by clicking on the document below

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Pesach Service at Rubens House

184 Ballards Lane, N3 2NB

Date: Sunday 21 April - Day 2 Pesach

Time: 9.30am 
Please confirm your attendance for the service and if you wish to sponsor a kiddush please Email: Alon Peacock, 

Pesach @ WPS 2019

Cheder Model Seder

Date: Sunday March 31 from 11.30 until 12.30

Parents (and shul members) are invited!

Yavneh Model Seder

All Grandparents are invited to join us

Date: Monday 09 April

JACS

JACS will be closed on 10, 17 and 24 April for Pesach 

We wish the community best wishes for a Happy Pesach 

Notice to Members / Non-Members

who may be in hospital during Pesach

Please click to download

Yavneh Nursery - Video and Photos Model Seder

For more information about Yavneh please click here

Photographs and Videos from the Cheder Model Seder 2017

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Pesach collection service 2019

We are providing a dedicated Pesach collection service to the Jewish community.

This 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.

Pre-designated roads

If your normal refuse collection day is Tuesday 16 April or Wednesday 17 April, your collection arrangements are as follows:
 

  • Your refuse bin collection will take place as scheduled. In addition to emptying your refuse bins, 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.
     

  • On Thursday 18 April, a maximum of three sacks per household will be collected. We will only collect your refuse sacks on this day, we will not be emptying your bin. These collections will take place from midday.
     

If your normal refuse collection day is Thursday 18 April or Friday 19 April, your collection arrangements are as follows:
 

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

Please note that collections may take place at a different time of day than usual. There will be no additional collection.
 

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

Non-designated roads
  • Your refuse bin collection will take place as scheduled.
     

  • A pre-bookable collection of a maximum of three refuse sacks to take place on Friday 19 April can be requested by emailing pesach@barnet.gov.ukExternal link or calling 020 8359 4600 from 9am on Monday 8 April until midday on Friday 12 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.

Collection vehicle locations - Friday 19 April

There will also be five Barnet waste collection vehicles at fixed locations, where you can bring up to three refuse sacks for disposal between 10am and 4pm on Friday 19 April:

  • NW11 – The Ridgeway near junction with Gresham Gardens

  • NW11 – Golders Green Road near number 208

  • NW11 – Decoy Avenue near junction with Bridge Lane

  • NW4 – Green Lane near junction with Brent Street

  • HA8 – Broadfields Avenue near junction with The Drive 

Your Pesach waste can also be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre, Summers Lane, N12 0RF.

Handy tips for managing your Pesach Waste

  • collections of refuse, recycling and food waste, and green garden waste bins will take place on your usual collection days

  • please make use of any available capacity in your appropriate waste and recycling containers as part of the weekly collection schedules in advance of the Pesach collection service

  • please ensure your Pesach waste is contained securely in your refuse bin in the first instance

  • waste not presented in either refuse bins or refuse sacks as set out above will not be collected

  • please do not place any excess food waste in the green garden waste bin or blue recycling bin, use your brown food waste bin

  • please do not overfill refuse bins or refuse sacks, as it may not be possible to collect these containers

  • we intend to complete all Pesach collections by sunset on Friday 30 March

  • if you have more Pesach waste than you can fit in your refuse bin or refuse sacks as set out above, you can use the bulky waste collection service. This is a chargeable service.

  • if you have missed your collection take your waste to the Reuse and Recycling Centre, Summers Lane, N12 0RF. The Centre is open from 8.45am to 4.15pm every day. For unwanted old goods such as clothes and furniture, residents are advised to donate reusable clothing to charity shops and furniture to the Barnet Furniture Centre, 4 Queens Parade, N11 3FY.

  • check if your local supermarket is accepting donations of any unwanted food, or if if there are any local Food Banks that you could donate to.

Contact: Street Based Services Tel: 020 8359 4600
Website: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/pesach-collection

Email: pesach@barnet.gov.uk

Monday 8 April until midday on Friday 12 April.

To download the details of the Barnet Pesach collection service 2019 including details of the pre-designated roads please click below

Information is also available online at 

www.barnet.gov.uk/pesach-collection

Burning Chometz 

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Please click on the Pesach Messages below to download Peach messages from
The Chief Rabbi and Michael Goldstein - President US 

The Chief Rabbi's

Peach Message 2018

Michael Goldstein 

President of The US 

Pesach Message 2019

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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