A Seder table in the CBST sanctuary shown from above. Participants sit around the table, which is full of glasses, plates, books, and everything that makes a Seder.

Pesach

CBST First Night Community Passover Seder 5784

Monday, April 22, 6:00 pm in our Wine Family Sanctuary, 130 W 30th Street. Watch CBST’s eNews for the livestream link.
The Seder will be led by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Cantor Sam Rosen, and Music Director Joyce Rosenzweig.
The fully-catered, kosher Seder meal at $225/person for members, and $325/person for non-members. 

We have reached capacity for the Seder and are no longer taking new registrations, but you can add your name to the waitlist using this form and if a spot opens up, we will reach out. 

If you are a CBST member and wish to register with a sliding scale price, please register here. With thanks to the generosity of CBST congregants.

Each year, we bring the sweetest traditions of feasting and gathering together with the prayers and songs of this joyous holiday as we tell stories that strengthen our core identities. We find it especially meaningful to experience this journey with our CBST family. This night is different from all other nights, as it should be, and yet it will feel cozy, warm, and familiar.

Our Passover Seder will draw on texts and rituals—old and new—that illuminate the ancient story of rebellion and flight from tyranny. In true CBST fashion, our Seder will connect to ways in which these struggles are relevant today and the spiritual means by which we can continue to move towards a world of freedom and justice. We look forward to raising the four glasses with you!

Seating is limited to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Registration closes on April 15.

 

Support CBST’s livestreamed Seder here.

Second Night Seder

If you are a CBST member seeking to attend a Second Night Seder, or you have seats available at your Seder, either in-person or online, you can email Judy Hollander at sedermatch@cbst.org to inquire and request a connection.
Looking to hold your own Second Night Seder? Check out this page for resources!

Selling Your Chametz

Halacha (Jewish law) prohibits eating chametz (leaven) during Pesach. Did you know we are also forbidden to own chametz or even to have it on our premises? Tradition provides a legal procedure: we can sell our chametz and, an hour after the end of the holiday, purchase it back (without actual delivery or pick-up).

 

This year, Rabbi Werber will serve as your “Chametz Agent.” There is no fee; however, there is a tradition of making a contribution (maot chittim) to help make it possible for others to have a Seder meal.

CBST’s Digital Interactive Memorial 

CBST members can add new memorials for our digital interactive memorial at any time. If you wish
to have a loved one’s name included for Yizkor during Passover, the deadline is 
April 19, 2024

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