As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws and traditions, all the guests and the fun associated with the holiday. It is now that we NEED to think about our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate and are in need of assistance to be able to celebrate with dignity.
Ma'ot Chittim - Literally, "money for wheat." It is customary to give charity before Passover to help provide the poor with matzah, wine and their other festival needs. Click here to be a part of this mitzvah
Please join us at our annual communal seder, and take advantage of our Passover-related services and events.
You can find more information about the holiday below.
Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Passover.
OUR Community Seder
Join us for the Journey out of Egypt...
First Seder: Monday, April 10 at 7:45 PM
Second Seder: Tuesday, April 11 at 8:30 PM
Location: Chabad of the West Sixties 37 West 65th Street 5th Floor
Whether you're a Seder veteran with answers to all the four questions or a curious explorer with forty questions of your own, Chabad's Seder offers a stimulating and satisfying experience for all. Everyone is welcome and will be made to feel at home: families, singles, couples, young and young at heart..
$70 per adult
$40 per child
Sell your chametz
Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.
Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.
Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.
Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.
Passover is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Passover features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You'll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Passover.