Passover (Pesach) is the most celebrated Jewish holiday. Its home rituals, family gatherings, and universally recognizable symbols have meaning for everyone who participates at the seder table. Families and individuals join together at Temple Israel for Yizkor services, a communal lunch, and worship in the sanctuary on the first and last day of the holiday.
Three different seders are offered at the Temple throughout the week. Our community seder, led by our clergy and open to all, draws hundreds of people for the full traditional seder filled with song, laughter, food and wine. Temple Israel’s clergy help to lead the Inter-Religious Council’s annual interfaith seder. Each year the elderly of New Rochelle are transported here from local senior residences to enjoy our Friendship Club seder. Passover provides everyone in the extended community with an opportunity to celebrate together.
Share with Temple Israel This Passover
Prepare your home for Passover and participate in our Temple community's efforts to fight hunger. The week before Passover, from Sunday, April 6 - Monday, April 14, we will be holding a food drive for Chametz and other non-perishable food items. There will be boxes available in the foyer at the front door and at Chavaya.
On Passover morning, Tuesday, April 15th we will organize and deliver the donations together to Hope Community.
Monday, April 14
Temple Office & Kehillah School Closing at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15
Temple Office, Chavaya & Kehillah School Closed
10 a.m. Chametz Against Hunger Packing
(Call the Temple Office at 914.235.1800 by Monday, April 14 to let us know you would like to volunteer, or just walk in on Tuesday by 10 a.m. if you're free!)
6 p.m. Congregational Second Night Passover Seder
Consider a sponsorship in a loved one's name or for a special celebration!
Open to the Community! Let us know you can come and join us by Tuesday, April 8th!
Monday, April 21
Temple Office Closed for Passover
Kehillah School OPEN: Passover Festival with all day activities!
8 a.m. Kehillah School Passover Family Service
10:30 a.m. Passover Service with Yizkor. Kiddush lunch follows.
Post-Pesach Food Drive. Collecting food doesn't have to end on Monday, April 14th. Here is another opportunity to keep on giving.