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Passover 5784

Preparing for Passover

We welcome free matzah box donations. Please drop off in the office by April 21.

Pot Kashering
Sunday, April 14 • 10-11 a.m.
Esterson Kitchen
Members of the synagogue and its schools are invited to kasher certain types of metal flatware and cookware by a method of boiling called hag’alah. Reserve a time with Judy Simkin at x.232 or email

Preschool Passover Prep!
Thursday, April 18,  5:30 p.m.
$5/child and $10/adult
RSVP by April 12
Join us for a Pizza Dinner and Passover activities
Bring your/or your child's favorite recipe, and we will create a Child-friendly Passover cookbook together
Taste some Passover treats
Sing a long with Morah Shoshi
RSVP Here.

Pre-Pesah Dairy Fish Dinner
Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Preceded by Shir Shabbat
Register online here

Sell Your Hametz (PDF)

Pre Passover Food Drive
Sunday, April 14 • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Outside - drive up and drop off at the Chizuk Amuno Community Earth Day Celebration
Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Inside - bins in lobby
This year, the food collected will benefit St. Mark's on the Hill and the Baltimore County Student Support Network.
View the full list of accepted items here.

Post Passover Food Drive
Wednesday, May 1-Tuesday, May 7 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Inside - bins in lobby
Didn't quite get to that last box of Matzah?  Cake mix? Soup?  No worries!  Donate your unopened, unexpired Passover items for donation to Paul's Place.

Coming to the Mimouna celebration with the Shinshinim on Wednesday, May 1 at Chizuk Amuno at 5:30 p.m.
Bring your food donations!


Passover Second Seder
Led by Rabbi Gruenberg and his family
Sponsored by the Chizuk Amuno Brotherhood
Tuesday, April 23
Cocktails & Connections: 6-6:30 p.m.
Seder begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Minhah/Ma'ariv will be at 6 p.m. in the Hoffberger Chapel
Adults & Teens (ages 13-19) - $50 • Children 12 & under - $35
Children under 2 -no charge
You can specify whom you'd like to sit with. We will accommodate all requests to the best of our ability.

Reserve your spot by April 12, online at


Passover Festival Service Schedule:

Monday, April 22 - Erev Pesah
7 a.m. Fast of the First Born, Shaharit, Hoffberger Chapel
The Feast/Fast is sponsored by the Komins and Needle families in memory of Warren Komins and Jack Needle.

6 p.m. Minhah/Ma’ariv (on Zoom)
First Night Seder

Tuesday, April 23 - Passover Day 1 
9:30 a.m. - Passover Festival Morning Services, Esterson
6 p.m. - Minhah/Ma’ariv - Hoffberger Chapel
6 p.m. Cocktails and Conversation
6:30 p.m. - Community Second Seder. Reserve your spot by April 12, online at

Wednesday, April 24 - Passover Day 2
Day 1 of the Omer
9:30 a.m. - Passover Festival Morning Services, Esterson
7:30 p.m. - Minhah/Ma’ariv - Hoffberger Chapel
8:30 p.m. - Havdalah

Hol Hamoed Pesah 
Thursday, April 25 - Day 2 of the Omer - 7 am
Friday, April 26 - Day 3 of the Omer - 7 am
Sunday, April 28 - Day 5 of the Omer - 9 am
Minhah/Ma’ariv- 6 p.m.

Shabbat, Saturday, April 27 -  Hol Hamoed Pesah
Day 4 of the Omer
Brotherhood Shabbat
9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Services
10:30 a.m. - Family Service
6:30 p.m. Shabbat Study Session
7:30 p.m. - Minhah/Ma’ariv Hoffberger Chapel
8:32 p.m. - Havdalah

Monday, April 29
Passover Festival Services - 9:30 a.m. 
Minhah/Ma’ariv - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30

Passover Festival Services - 9:30 a.m. with Yizkor Sanctuary
Wings of Memory Book (PDF)
Minhah/Ma’ariv - 7:30 p.m.
Havdalah - 8:35 p.m.
Hametz may be eaten at 8:35 p.m.



The Rabbinical Assembly produces an updated Pesah guide each year. It is a brief outline of the policies and procedures relevant to the preparation of a kosher for Pesah home. This guide is intended to help families maintain a kosher for Pesah home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism and its understanding of Jewish Law. Download the Pesah Guide

Download the Pesah Guide


Haggadah Options:


If your family is into discussion:

If your family is into art:

If your family is into the classics:

If your family is into graphic novels:

Ten-Minute Dayenu Seder
Our updated Ten-Minute Dayenu Seder is designed for multi-generational family seders whether held in person, virtually, or both.
The Dayenu Seder will take ten minutes without additional discussion. If your gathering explores the questions we suggest, plan for up to 30 minutes. We hope the Dayenu Seder will help you and your family start your Passover celebration with an experience that all will remember.  View PDF here


Passover Discovery Kit
Grandparents and families can enjoy a brand-new and easy-to-follow Passover Discovery Kit available to download for free this year from the Jewish Grandparents Network website. This interactive guide is designed especially for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 3–8) to use together — either in person or at a distance.

The kit offers ideas and activities to bring Passover to life through play, imagination, and hands-on discovery.

Download the free Passover Discovery Kit.


Special Haroset  - View Recipe here (PDF)
Dried Fruit Salad - View Recipe here (PDF)
Flourless Chocolate Cake - View Recipe here
Granola - View Recipe here

Sun, April 14 2024 6 Nisan 5784