1st Night Passover Seder 5780 via ZOOM
In response to the spread of COVID-19, CBST will hold the April 8 1st Night Passover Seder via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to view, free of charge. Find the link and information about how to prepare and celebrate with our clergy on CBST’s Facebook page. Read about CBST's ongoing response to these challenging times: HERE.
CBST First Night Community Passover Seder 5780
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 pm; VIA ZOOM (no need to register)
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589495681
Meeting ID: 589 495 681
OR dial by phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York); Meeting ID: 589 495 681
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aF9WVqzqn
You can use your own Haggadah, or click this link to access a PDF of A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah
We're using Zoom for the Seder this year, so there's no need to register!
CBST's First Night Passover Seder draws on familiar and newly formed texts and rituals. Together (virtually), we will sing, pray, and celebrate our way out of Pharaoh's Egypt into greater strength as free people. We look forward to raising the four glasses with you.
Chametz (leaven) is food and drink containing wheat, barley, oats, spelt, or rye. Ashekanzic Jews add rice, millet, corn and legumes. Sephardic Jews add potatoes. Chametz may even be found in miniscule residue on pots, dishes, cutlery.
In addition to the halacha (Jewish Law) that prohibits eating chametz (leaven) during Pesach, we are also forbidden halachically to own chametz or even to have it on our premises. Tradition provides a legal procedure whereby you can "sell" your chametz and, an hour after Passover concludes, you can "buy" it back (without an actual delivery or pick-up!).
CBST Rabbi Yael Rapport has consented to act as your "Chametz Agent." There is no fee - make a charitable contribution (maot chittim), HERE. You will support the online Seder and enable Pesach observance by someone who would not otherwise be able to celebrate.
In this season of extraordinary challenge, we recall the challenges faced by our ancestors as keep strength through community, even now as the virtual is our reality,