Don't Pass Over Passover
In less then a month we will be celebrating the holiday of Passover.
Here's what we have in store for Passover:
Model Matza Bakery: On Sunday, April 7, we will be visiting the Model Matza Bakery at Chabad in Thornhill. The presentation begins with the children making their own flour and continues to take the participants through the process of baking handmade Matza. Click here to let us know if you would like to join.
Sale of Chometz: For the eight day duration of Pesach we are forbidden to possess any form of edible Chometz. This would include bread, crackers, cereal, and whiskey. While it may be easy to dispose of a few slices of left over bread, to disown a box of cereal or a bottle of whisky is certainly a headache. For edibles with a long shelf life one can fill out the Chometz sale form (available on our web page). The Chometz will be sold under the guidance of a rabbi to a non-Jew for the duration of the Holiday. Click here to sell your Chometz.
Shmurah Matza: The most important detail of the festive Seder meal is the Matza we eat. In addition to being biblically prescribed, the Kabbalists bring to our attention its spiritual dimension, referring to the Matza as the food of faith and health. Thus at least for the two Seder nights it is best to use traditional, round, hand baked Matza. Shmura Matza is available for purchase at Chabad. Click here to order your Shmurah Matza.
Holiday Guide: The festival of Pesach has the good fortune that it has been embraced by virtually all Jews from all walks of life. It’s a time when extended family get together in a relaxed atmosphere for a religious experience. In order to be well informed about the Seder and the numerous observances, a free user friendly guide is available upon request.
Finally, we would be delighted to hear from you, should you have any questions with the upcoming holiday, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
With best wishes for a Joyous and meaningful Pesach,
Rabbi Shmuly and Mushkie Grossbaum