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Pesah (Passover) 2022

Passover is Zeman Heiruteinu, the Season of Our Freedom from Slavery in Egypt. The highlight of the festival is the Seder, the ritualized “retelling” of the story of the Exodus. We are guided by special songs, foods, and symbols – including matzah (unleavened bread), maror (bitter herbs), haroset (a tasty dish of apples, nuts, and wine), 4 cups of wine, and more. In preparation for the holiday, Jews take special care to clear their houses of hametz (leaven), which cannot be consumed throughout the eight-day festival. The liturgy of the first day of the holiday includes Tefilat Tal, the Prayer for Dew upon the conclusion of the rainy season in Israel. Services on the last day include the Yizkor memorial prayers, and each daily service includes a special Torah reading.

pesah service times


PESAH Torah Readings


PESAH 2021 resources

Rabbinical Assembly Pesah Guide

Mekhirat Hametz—Selling of Hametz  

Siyyum Bekhorot—Siyyum for the First Born

Bedikat Hametz—Search for the Hametz

Bi’ur Hametz—Disposal of Hametz 

Online resources

Large Print Haggadot From the Jewish Braille Institute of America

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Haggadahs-R-Us is again offering free downloads of several hagaddotClick here for more information.

Learn about the history and structure of the Haggadah at Check out these online Haggadah resources:

Traditional Haggadah by Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner. Find other Passover materials including song parodies at his site,

Make your own Haggadah at

Feast of Freedom Passover Haggadah The Feast of Freedom is available in full as a free PDF. Print copies may be purchased here.

Passover Music by Cantor Josh Perlman 

PESAH 2022 events

Project Hope
Sunday, April 10
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Help us deliver Passover packages to seniors in the Rockville area. Contact Signe Wetrogan for more information.

Bonim: Chocolate Seder (Grades K–2)
Sunday, April 10
12:30–1:45 PM
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate is all you will see at this fun Passover Program! 

Machar: Snacking Seder (Grades 3–5)
Sunday, April 10
12:30–1:45 PM
Snack your way around the seder plate during this fun afternoon program!

First Night Congregational Seder with Cantor Josh
Friday, April 15
6:30 PM
Celebrate our freedom with your B’nai Israel family at this congregational seder, led by Cantor Josh Perlman. A traditional, lively, and song-filled seder will include a delicious meal and the greatest humor of our very own Cantor Josh. Pricing and additional details to be announced. Subject to change based on COVID protocols. 

Fri, January 28 2022 26 Shevat 5782