begins in the evening of Friday, 15 April 2022

and ends in the evening of Saturday, 23 April 2022 

Rabbi Hackenbroch's Pesach message to the community from Shul 2021
​'20 Pesach Insights' for Women
a Talk given by Talia Goodkin
Date : Sunday 21 March
Time : at 7.30pm 


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Meeting ID: 560 848 4654

For the Password please contact the Office

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Pesach Crash Course 
with Rabbi Hackenbroch
Session 1
Why is this pesach different from all others. Clocks going forward, how does this work?

Date : Wednesday 17 March

Time : at 8.00pm 

Session 2
Koshering and insights into the Haggadah
and Seder

Date: Monday 22 March

Time : 8.00pm


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Zoom ID: 661 975 7371

Please contact the Office for the Password

Or Join via the WPS YouTube channel.

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Pesach 2021 - Why is this year different? 

A practical guide to the laws that apply when 

erev Pesach occurs on Shabbat 

Please click here 


PESACH 5781/2021

Note: British Summer Time (BST) is + 1 hour GMT and will operate from Sunday March 28th at 1am. This is the first day of Yom Tov which itself comes in at the end of Shabbat. Although it is not permitted to change a watch/clock on Yom Tov, many change automatically. As such, the times below reflect actual UK time and members should make the necessary provision accordingly.

All Shabbat and YomTov services are pre-book only via this link
All shul attendees must adhere to the Guidelines for Attending Services

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 Zoom at 7am GMT.

Thursday 25 March 

Fast of First Born – Siyum*

after Shacharit in Shul and Zoom 7.00am GMT


Please join via Zoom

Zoom ID: 661 975 7371  

Search Chametz after 7.13pm GMT 

Ma'ariv  7.30pm GMT    


Friday 26 March

Shacharit 7.15am GMT

Burn Chametz (omit Kol Chamira) before 11.04am GMT

Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat 6.09pm GMT 


Shabbat 27 March - Erev Pesach 

Shacharit on Shabbat

prior to prohibition of eating Chametz 7.00am GMT


LATEST time after which Chametz must not be eaten 10.00am GMT

After the meal, any leftover crumbs should be disposal of by being flushed away and Kol Chamira to be said before 11.04am GMT

Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 6.30pm GMT                                                       

Shabbat ends, YomTov begins & Seder preparations may not start before 19.13pm GMT

Candles should be lit from a pre-existing flame 19.13pm GMT


Sunday 28 March - First day of Pesach

Shacharit 9.30am BST

Mincha & Ma'ariv 7.30pm BST


Preparations for Yom Tov

2nd Seder preparations

can be started and YomTov candles lit after 8.14pm BST

Begin counting of the Omer during the Second Seder


Monday 29 March - Second day of Pesach 

Shacharit 9.30am BST

Mincha followed Shiur and Ma’ariv 7.20pm BST

Yom Tov ends 8:16pm BST


Tuesday 30 March - Thursday 1 April 
Chol Hamoed

Shacharit 7.00am BST

Friday 2 April 

Shacharit 8.30am - please note the change in timing

Learn and Pray with Rabbi Hackenbroch on Facebook Live 8.30am BST

Mincha & Ma'ariv 7.30pm BST 


Friday 2nd April – Shabbat / Erev Yom Tov

Virtual Zoom Yizkor led by Rabbi Hackenbroch 4:00PM BST

Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat  7.21pm BST

Candles must be lit before 7.21pm BST


Shabbat 3rd April - Seventh day of Pesach

Shacharit & Shir Hashirim 9.30am BST 

Mincha & Ma’ariv 7.30pm BST

8th Day begins and YomTov candles must be lit from a pre-existing flame after 8.25pm BST                      


Sunday 4th April - Eighth day of Pesach 

Shacharit and Yizkor  9.30am BST

Mincha and Ma’ariv 7.45pm BST

Yom Tov ends 8.27pm BST


NB If you have appointed Rabbi Hackenbroch to sell your Chametz please wait until 9:30pm 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 Wednesday 24 March 2021

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 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

Pesach collection service 2021

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 the Barnet Website page above.

If your normal refuse collection day is Tuesday 23 March or Wednesday 24 March 

On your scheduled collection day, your refuse bin collection will take place as normal. We will only empty your bin on this day.

On Friday 26 March, a maximum of 3 sacks of Pesach waste per household will be collected. 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.

If your normal refuse collection day is Thursday 25 March or Friday 26 March

Your refuse bin will take place as scheduled. In addition to emptying your refuse bin, a maximum of 3 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 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

If you do not live on a pre-designated road or your refuse collection day is a Monday, you can request a pre-bookable collection of up to 3 refuse sacks to take place on Friday 26 March.

Request a collection by emailing link or calling 020 8359 4600 from 9am on Monday 15 March to 4pm on Monday 22 March.

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. 

  • please put sacks out by 6am on the morning of collection day

  • 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 2021 including details of the pre-designated roads please click below

Burning Chometz 

Covid 19 
Product Guidance 
KLBD Pesach 2021

Due to the current situation, the KLBD has again this year compiled a list of Covid 19 In Extremis Emergency Guidelines allowing the use of some regular products. These guidelines are intended only for circumstances when regular supervised products are not available, or if people are in isolation and unable to go shopping themselves or have supervised products delivered to their home.


To download please click here

Please click on the link below

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

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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Yavneh Nursery - Video and Photos Model Seder

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Photographs and Videos from the Cheder Model Seder 2017
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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! ​