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begins in the evening of Monday, 22 April 2024

and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 30 April 2024 

Communal Seder 2nd Night Seder

Thursday 6 April 2023 8pm

(aiming to finish by midnight!)

Wiseman Linden Hall


Join Rabbi Hackenbroch & Gila with Rabbi Yitzi and Shira on a journey from Exodus to freedom - an inspirational and fun 2nd night Seder with singing, tantalising discussion and delicious food


Adult £42

Youth (13-18) £37  

Children (5-12) £27

Under 5's free


Non Members:

Adult £50

Youth (13-18) £45

Children (5-12) £35

Under 5s free

Communal Seder


PESACH 5783/2023
Tuesday 4 April

Mincha followed by Ma'ariv 7.30pm
Bedikat Chametz (search for Chametz) after nightfall, as from 8.23pm

Wednesday 5 April - Erev Pesach
Ta'anit Bechorim (Fast of the Firstborn)

Shacharit followed by Siyum 7.00am

*Eruv Tavshillin to be made 

Hafsaka (time after which Chametz must not be eaten) 10.51am

Communal burning at WPS 

Biur Chametz - remaining Chametz must be burned by 11.58am

Yom Tov begins 7.26pm
Mincha and Ma'ariv 7.26pm
First night Seder 8.23pm


Thursday 6 April - 1st Day Pesach 

Shacharit, including Tefilat Tal (Prayer for Dew) 9.15am
Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7.30pm
Preparations for the Second Seder must not be started

before 8.31pm

Yom Tov candles should not be lit until after 8.31pm
Begin counting of the Omer during the Second Seder


Friday 7 April (Bank Holiday) - 2nd day of Pesach

Shacharit 9.30pm
Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7.29pm

Shabbat candles must be lit from a pre-existing flame before 7.29pm


Shabbat 8 April - Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Shacharit 9.15am 

Mincha 7.34pm

Shabbat Ends and Marriv begins 8.34pm                                                                           

Sunday 9 & Monday 10 April (Bank Holiday)
Chol Hamoed

Shacharit 8.30am 

Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7.30pm   

Tuesday 11 April - Erev Yom Tov

Shacharit 7.00am

Eruv Tavshillin to be made

Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7.36pm 

Yom Tov candles must be lit before 7.36pm

Wednesday 12 April - Seventh day of Pesach

Shacharit 9.15am
Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7.41pm

Shabbat and Yom Tov candles must be lit from a pre-existing flame before 7.54pm

Thursday 13 April - Eighth day of Pesach

Shacharit, including Shir Hashirim & Yizkor 9.00am

Mincha followed by a Shiur 7.43pm
Yom Tov ends and Ma'ariv begins 8.43pm

NB If you have appointed Rabbi Hackenbroch to sell your Chametz please wait until 10.00pm after Yomtov before starting to use it again, to give the Rabbi a chance to buy it back!

Sale of Chometz Form

Please return your Chametz form no later than

12 NOON on Sunday 2 April 2023

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



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 visit or scan the QR code on the form below to complete an online form in order to sell chometz. This can be filled out on your behalf by someone else if you do not have access to the internet.

If you have no alternative but to complete and return this form below in hard copy, please send it to the shul office, address below, no later than Sunday 2 April.

Pesch Times
Pesach Waste Collection

To download the details of the Barnet Pesach collection service 2023 including details of the pre-designated roads

please Click here or click on the flyer below

Burning Chometz 

Please click on the link below

For information on 

Pesach product 2023

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

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). 

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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