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April 22 -30, 2024 ✡ Nissan 14-22, 5784


(Zoom Links will be in the weekly email and all services will be in person or online.)


Tuesday, April 23, 2024: Passover Services begin at 9:00 am. (The office will be closed.)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024: Passover Services begin at 9:00 am. (The office will be closed.)

Monday, April 29, 2024: Passover Services begin at 9:00 am. (The office will be closed.)

Tuesday, April 30, 2024: An early Yizkor Service will be held at 8:30 am. Regular Passover services, including another Yizkor Service, will begin at 9:00 am. (The office will be closed.)

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2024 • 15 NISAN 5784   5:45 PM - 8:00 PM 


Please join us in our annual Passover Seder where we will gather, read the Haggadah and share in a festive meal together.

As we feast on traditional dishes passed down through generations, savoring each bite as a testament to our enduring heritage. It's not only the symbols that adorn the table; it is the spirit of unity and resilience that binds us together as a community.

In the retelling of our collective history, we find strength in the knowledge that we have overcome adversity before and will do so again.

Our menu for the evening will include matzoh ball soup, gefilte fish, and all of your seder plate favorites, along with a delicious Moroccan Chicken, potatoes, roasted veggies, parve dessert, and coffee! For our vegetarian guests, you'll enjoy a fantastic roasted eggplant!

Registration will close on Wednesday, April 17th, 2023

We never want finances to be a barrier to participating in community. If you would like to join the second seder but need help with the cost, please let the office know or reach out to Rabbi Ilana. We are happy to make it possible for you to attend.

Children's Second Night Passover Seder


Our children's Second Night Passover Seder is a wonderful opportunity for children to discover the customs and traditions of the holiday. Children will start the Seder with their families, and after the Four Questions they will continue their age-appropriate Seder with Morah Natalya, and prepare a short song about Passover. Children will join their families for dinner. Lots of art activities will be available during the dinner, and of course prizes for finding the affikoman. If you have questions, please contact


Favorite Haggadahs

  • Rabbi Joy Levitt and Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, A Night of Questions
  • Noam Zion and David Dishon, A Different Night, The Family Participation Haggadah
  • Marcia Falk,  Night of Beginnings, A Passover Haggadah
  • Elie Wiesel, A Passover Hagaddah
  • Sue Levi Elwell, The Open Door: A Passover Haggadah
  • Jonathan Foer Safran, New American Haggadah
  • Shalom Hartman Haggadah, In Every Generation



Recommended Supplement this year


In Every Generation Haggadah Supplement for 5784, Shalom Hartman Institute

In Every Generation is a collection of readings, essays, and questions brought to you by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and inspired by The Israeli Haggadah: Special Edition (Hebrew, 2024) by Mishael Zion and Noam Zion. 


Read the supplement as you prepare for the holiday and choose the selections that will enrich your seder table this year.


CCAR Passover Haggadah Supplement: Prayers, Poems, Songs and Meditation in Response to October 7.


In the spirit of ensuring everyone has a Passover Seder to attend, we want to facilitate making connection. If you have room at your Seder table and would like to extend an invitation to fellow members of our congregation, or if you are in need of a Seder to attend, please let us know.

We are here to facilitate connections and ensure that everyone in our community can participate in a Seder.

Please contact Deborah to facilitate your connection.


Please consider making a donation in honor of Passover, your contribution would support various charitable initiatives that aim to uplift and assist those in need, echoing the spirit of freedom and compassion central to the Passover narrative.

United Hatzalah

Our partnership with United Hatzalah continues to thrive as the CBJ community has shown its generosity to this remarkable organization. We had set an ambitious fundraising goal to purchase an Ambucar for use in the desert and an Ambucycle, which can speed through urban traffic to bring lifesaving care to those in need. Thanks to your generosity, we more than met our goal! As Pesach approaches, with its message of redemption, let's continue to say Hineinu - here we are! - to United Hatzalah, as it is truly an organization that works for the redemption of the world.

To find out more and donate to United Hatzalah: Click here

United Refugee Circle Funding

At least 36 times our Torah warns us, we must safeguard the dignity of immigrants. This is far and away the most frequently stated mitzvah. Why? Because, "You were foreigners in the land of Egypt". CBJ has heeded this call of our Exodus story, and is sponsoring a refugee family. 

Serg and Alex and their two children dared to thwart a modern Pharaoh, Vladimir Putin. They escaped with their lives, and are now crowded into a small room in a homeless shelter in our community. They cannot earn income, until their political asylum applications are approved. They are strong, and determined, and we are honored to support them in their moment of vulnerability. 

If you can help out with housing, email Brian Greenberg at . Please also consider posting a "housing needed" notice on your neighborhood email list.

Tax-deductible donations to be used by the Welcome Committee to help the family with basic necessities can be made on the CBJ website. For "type" scroll down to "Refugee Welcome Circle Fundraising".   Or send in your donation to CBJ and be sure to note it is for the Refugee Welcome Fund. Contact Maddy Chaleff at with questions.

If you would like to help out in other ways, email Jon Rose at

Thu, May 23 2024 15 Iyyar 5784