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
Youth (13-18) £37
Children (5-12) £27
Under 5's free
Youth (13-18) £45
Children (5-12) £35
Under 5s free
WOODSIDE PARK SYNAGOGUE
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
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
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
Shabbat Ends and Marriv begins 8.34pm
Sunday 9 & Monday 10 April (Bank Holiday)
Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7.30pm
Tuesday 11 April - Erev Yom Tov
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
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 https://tinyurl.com/ChometzForm2023 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.
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
Information is also available online at
Please click on the link below
For information on
Pesach product 2023
Sale of Chametz
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
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: writes This year, I would like to give you a helping hand transforming your Pesach from “Oy” to “JOY”!!!
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
Reverend Michael Plaskow MBE writes: A few years ago there was a root crop failure in the Middle East