Yom Shlishi, 29 Tevet 5778
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Passover Services

Service of the First Born, Friday, March 30, 8:00 AM
First Day Morning Service, Saturday, March 31, 10:00 AM
Seventh Day Pesach Service with Yizkor, Friday, April 6, 10:00 AM


Service of the First Born
Friday, March 30, 8:00 AM
Since the Angel of Death “passed over” the first born of the Israelites in Egypt on the eve of the liberation from bondage, it is traditional for first born men and women to fast the day before Passover. In order to break their fast early in the day, it is customary to hold a brief prayer service as well as a text study called a siyyum, which is then celebrated with food. In this manner the fast is brief. First born men and women of all ages (as well as anyone else) are invited to join us. We will also “burn the chametz” that remains in our synagogue in preparation for Passover. The service will be led by Rabbi Sagal (first born!).

Selling of Chametz - Mechirat Chametz
The practice of selling chametz (leavened products) arose out of a desire to fulfill in detail the Torah’s requirement of having no chametz in one’s possession during Passover. If you would like to sell your chametz, fill out the form, available by clicking here, and return it to Rabbi Sagal. If you do not have access to a computer, please stop by the Rabbi’s office to obtain a form from his assistant, Carol Jassin.

Passover Second Night SederPDF download blue  
Saturday, March 31, 6:00 PM
The Committee on Religious Living of Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring a Second Night Seder, led by the clergy. The seder meal is catered by Deli King (Signature Creations) of Linden. The meal will be kosher, consisting of a traditional seder plate, boneless breast of chicken, four side dishes, fresh fruit salad and a dessert tray. Children will feast on chicken fingers and fries. There will be a seder plate on each table, with accompaniments, as well as a bottle of red wine, soda, tea, coffee, and a box of matzah.  

The cost for members is $49 per person and $22 for children under 12. In order to serve the community, Temple Emanu-El is offering this seder to non-members at a cost of $60 per person and $25 for children under 12. 
Financial assistance is available through a confidential call to one of the rabbis.
Reservations needed by March 15.
Please send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, number of adults/children, and a check payable to Temple Emanu-El, Second Night Seder, to the Temple office or fill out this form and mail a check back to the Temple. 

A Women's Intergenerational Seder
Sunday, March 25 4:00 pm

Join the Sisterhood for our annual Seder and Social Action!
Cost: $20 Sisterhood Members & family
Guests: $25
Payment: Please drop off check or cash payment to the Temple Office before March 27th and, while you're at it, RSVP here 

Our Social Action Project is called Distributing Dignity: Lifting Up Women in Need so please bring a bra or femine products to donate. The evening will be catered by the pros over at Deli King of Linden.For information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jr. Youth Groups’ Annual Chocolate Passover Seder
Sunday, March 25, 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM 
Extreme Yeladim & Exreme Bonim together! 3rd-6th Graders!
Celebrate Passover in a very non-traditional way…at a table set with all things chocolate! Join us for a mock seder where we will dip strawberries in chocolate for maror, eat green M&M’s for the karpas, and drink four cups of chocolate milk instead of wine! Lunch will be provided!
Temple Emanu-El
Member: FREE 
Not-Yet Member: $5.00
Jr. Advisors (7th & 8th Graders): Please volunteer to help make our event tons of fun!
Participants and volunteers: Please RSVP to Emily Halpern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..