Congregation Keter Torah
600 Roemer Ave
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 907 - 0180
Please see the Shabbat packet that we have been e-mailing separately every Friday, which includes additional information, Divrei Torah, and adult and youth activities for Shabbat & Pesach.
Shabbat Schedule for Home
7:05pm - Candle Lighting
7:10pm - Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat
Shacharit - You may want to daven Shacharit at the same time that you typically do on Shabbat, or say the Amida of Shacharit at Netz, which is 6:34am
Torah Reading & Haftorah available for download here.
9:46am - Latest Shma
1:32pm - Earliest Mincha
7:25pm - Sunset (Finish Mincha before sunset at 7:25pm)
8:01pm - Ma'ariv
8:07pm - Shabbat ends
Tuesday, April 7
Search for chametz after 8:10pm
Wednesday, April 8 - Erev Pesach
Siyumim for bechorim - 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am & 9:30am via zoom and call in https://zoom.us/j/665919558, +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 665 919 558
No eating chametz - after 10:47am
Biur chametz - before 11:51am
Mincha - Any time after 1:30pm and until 7:20pm
Yom Tov & First Seder Night
Candle Lighting - 7:10pm
Hallel is not said at home after Ma'ariv but is said at the seder and at Pesach Shacharit
Kiddush at the Seder - after 8:11pm
Afikomen eaten before Chatzot - 12:58am
Thursday, April 9 - Second Seder
No preparations can be made until after candle lighting, which is at 8:12pm.
Afikomen eaten before Chatzot - 12:58am
Please note the following guidelines for Mincha/Ma'ariv, Sunday through Tuesday, April 5-7
Mincha: Earliest time to daven Mincha - 1:32pm
Sunset: Finish davening Mincha before sunset
Sunday - 7:26pm Monday - 7:27pm Tuesday - 7:28pm
Ma'ariv: Daven Ma'ariv after sunset
Prepare for Pesach with a daily 5 minute Seder Snippet. Each day Rabbi Israeli or Rabbi Willig will send out an idea about a section of the seder. You can receive the daily message via WhatsApp or email. To sign up, email Aliza@ketertorah.org or click here.
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Common Pesach Questions
Siyumim for Bechorim
When there is a pressing need, as there is this year, one can listen to a siyum on the phone or via a live Zoom. Kaddish is not said following the siyum. Everyone who participates should eat something following the siyum.
Bedikat Chametz / Biur Chametz Guidelines
On Tuesday night, April 7, as soon as possible after nightfall (8:10pm), we search for the chametz by the light of a candle. You should put out ten pieces of bread and search for chametz throughout the house. I again encourage you to sell all of your chametz, except for the ten pieces of bread. The ten pieces can either be flushed down the toilet or burned in a chametz barbeque before 11:51am on Wednesday, April 8. Any remaining chametz that is in your garbage can be put out in your trash bins and brought to the street. After doing all of the above, recite the Kol Chamira, the statement nullifying ownership of any chametz, which can be found in a siddur, as part of bitul chametz. DO NOT BURN ANY CHAMETZ OUTSIDE YOUR HOME, UNLESS IN A BARBEQUE.
Chametz in Shul
The Shul is including all the chametz that you may have left in your talit bags or in other locations in our sale of chametz. Please let us know if you do not want us to do this for you, and you can then include it in your sale.
Connecting with Relatives
Rabbi Baum suggests using the time before candle lighting to have a "Model Seder" with relatives via Zoom. Your favorite parts of the seder can be said and a light snack can be eaten, without washing or eating any of the ritual items of the seder. Mah Nishtana and any other parts could be said and sung. You will be behaving like the Jews at the time of the Mikdash, who gathered in the afternoon to sing songs surrounding the eating of the Korban Pesach. The Zoom session must end before candle lighting.
Letter to Family for Seder Use
Keter Torah Kol Yisroel Chaverim Initiative
Thank You to Our Learning and Shiur Sponsors
Please include in your tefilot IDF soldiers and KT members serving in the IDF:Chana Cohen, Arianna Kaye, Eli Putterman, Simmi Sausen, Tzvi Silver, and Andrew Wolf.
Shabbat Notes - Parshat Tzav - Shabbat Hagadol - Shabbat Shalom - April 3 - 4 / 10 Nisan
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