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Kol Dichfin - Host a Virtual Guest!!!

B”H the response to the Pesach meal program means that more than 170 people will have food for the Seder and the first three days of Yom Tov = 1,020 MEALS!!!

The cost to “host” each guest for the first 3 days of Pesach is just $200.

Please go to to sponsor as many guests as you can!

All donations are appreciated for this very special opportunity.

Schedule - 1st Days of Pesach

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Tuesday Night, Nissan 13/April 7
Bedikas Chometz

  • Start Bedikas Chometz After: 7:57 pm

Wednesday, Nissan 14/April 8
Fast of the Firstborn

  • Finish Eating Chametz By: 10:46 am
  • Destroy and Annul Chametz By: 11:51 am
  • Midday/Chatzos: 12:55 pm
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 7:03 pm
    Leh-Had-Leek Ner Shel Yohm Tohv & Sheh-Heh-Cheh-Yah-Noo
  • Reminder to say hallel by maariv 
  • Commence the Seder after: 8:00 pm
  • Midnight: 12:55 am

Thursday, Nissan 15/April 9
Pesach Day One

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:41 am
  • Remember to start Morid Hatal
  • Light Candles From pre-existing flame After: 8:02 pm
    Leh-Had-Leek Ner Shel Yohm Tohv & Sheh-Heh-Cheh-Yah-Noo
  • Reminder to say hallel by maariv  
  • Start Counting Sefiras Haomer

Friday, Nissan 16/April 10
Pesach Day Two

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:40 am
  • Light Shabbos Candles From a Pre-Existing Flame: 7:04 pm

Shabbos Chol Hamoed
Nissan 17/April 11

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:40 am
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:06 pm

11 Nisan Farbrengen

Password: 770 

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Pesach Meals for Singles and Couples

There are many singles and couples (many of whom are elderly) that in past years are guests in our home for meals throughout Pesach. This year that method of hachnosas orchim is unfortunately not available.

Instead, the shul will be arranging full catered meals for any single or couple that is alone this Pesach and wants to take advantage of this opportunity. If you fit this criteria, or if you know someone that does, please immediately send us an email with your name, address and phone number so that we can arrange these meals.

Please note that (1) Seder plates will be included, (2) wine and Matzah will not be included, (3) this program is for singles or couples without children.

Sunday: 10 AM. Tehillim live gathering

 Sunday: 10:00 am
Tehillim gathering on zoom for all those who need a refua.

Password: 770770 

Reminder!! 11 Nisan For kids

Click here for more info. 

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Announcements - Tzav

  • Click here for this week's KYY newsletter and for All you need for KYY home Edition. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM "Here’s My Story". 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • Click here for Mechiras Chametz info.
  • Click here for Mechiras Keilim info. 

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Shabbos Schedule - Tzav

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:59 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:45 am
  • After Mincha we read the Hagadah from Avadim Hayinu to l’chaper al kol avonoseinu.  
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:02 pm
  • Motzei Shabbos: Reminder to do Kiddush Levana 
  • Motzei Shabbos: Melave Malaka/Farbrengen for 11 Nisan with Rabbi Raichik 9:30 pm.
  • Sunday: 10:00 am Tehillim gathering on zoom for all those who need a refua.

Mazal Tov To - Tzav

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Shmuel Raigorodsky - 12 Nisan
  • Mr. Boruch Greenbaum - 13 Nisan
  • Rabbi Berel Schusterman - 13 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Chaim Yosef ben Harav Yehuda Tzvi (Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s brother) - 12 Nisan
  • Reb Meir ben Reb Chaim Volf  (Mrs. Sima Zeifman's father) - 14 Nisan
  • Nuriel ben Asher (Rabbi Asher Habibian’s father) - 16 Nisan

Devar Torah - Tzav

Performing our Part in the Redemption
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

The Jewish people left Mitzrayim in the springtime, in Chodesh Aviv; therefore we celebrate Pesach in Chodesh Aviv. For this purpose our calendar has leap years to assure that Pesach always falls during the springtime. It was a great kindness from Hashem to take us out at a time that was neither too hot nor too cold. Springtime, Chodesh Aviv also teaches us a lesson on a deeper level. The Jewish people suffered in Mitzrayim for 210 years under the superpower of the time. Surrounded on all sides by an army of chariots and riders, no one escaped their power. Aside from their great wealth they were academically and culturally dominant. They had a distinct worldview and philosophy. Through their use of irrigation they converted a land without rain into a thriving and abundant agriculture and economy, as the verse says; “K’Gan Hashem, k’Eretz Mitzrayim, Like a garden of Hashem like the land of Mitzrayim”.

Their philosophy and approach was founded on revolved around their perception of nature. Their goal was to exploit nature to it’s utmost to create completeness through might. The exploitation of natural cause and using it for whatever they desired was the cause of our enslavement. They forgot about Hashem the One who causes nature to work and for all things to blossom. This is represented in the spring when we see the rebirth of nature. In the midst of all this Hashem commanded the Jewish People to take a lamb, the idol of Mitzrayim and slaughter it in public!  The time of our redemption had arrived and Moshe Rabbenu informed the people that after 210 years of slavery Hashem wanted to redeem them. Many were in a state of despair. They felt completely dominated and were convinced that there was no way to escape. Nevertheless, against all odds, Moshe Rabbenu strengthened them to believe that they would indeed be redeemed, but in order to get out they had to do something, they had perform a part in the redemption. “Mishchu u’kchu lachem tzon”; Pull away from idolatry, come to yourself (literally: get a hold of yourself) and take a lamb and slaughter it for Hashem (a mitzvah). It’s not enough to do this in your heart or in your house; it must be provocative, in broad daylight in front of everyone. Then, promised Moshe Rabbenu that not only would we be redeemed but also Pharaoh himself would send us out.

Pesach represents the unity and the inter-inclusion of the supernatural and the natural. Both are one expression of the one and only Hashem. Our relation with Hashem in both aspects is reflected in the culmination of the exodus on Har Sinai with the two commandments of Anochi and Lo’Yehye Lecha: that Hashem is the one and only power, there is no other and we serve Him in all aspects.

Nowadays we also live in an updated version of Mitzrayim, a culture whose philosophy are theories based solely on nature. Many proclaim in the name of science to have all the answers and to have the ability to have control nature and exploit it to fit whatever desire dictates. They claim to know how to define all things and condone all types of behavior. Just as Mitzrayim passed, this too this shall pass. It’s is a great thing to use the natural world for the sake of humanity. It should not and does not come at the expense of realizing that nature itself is a gift from Hashem. Once again the Jew is caught in the cross hairs and some people despair of a way out of today’s culture’s eventual total domination over our destiny and our purpose. This is the lesson of the springtime and of Pesach. The time of our redemption has arrived. We need to do our part. It’s time to pull our hands away from the idolatry, of today’s superpower its culture, its philosophy and its idolization of nature. It’s time to get a hold of ourselves. Instead we offer it as a sacrifice, a part of our service of Hashem by acknowledging Hashem’s power in everything this spring, by doing the mitzvos of Pesach and enjoying the Seder together.

By celebrating Pesach this year, together with our families, men women and children may we merit to celebrate Pesach together with Moshiach.

A Good Shabbos; A Kosher and Freilichin Pesach! 

(Adapted from the Rebbe’s Letter; 11 Nissan 5725-1965)

Chabad Chodesh - Nisan

The new issue of the "Chabad Chodesh"
is now available online by clicking here 


  • To join the Shul whatsapp group click here
  • In order to help those who will need to make a siyum this year erev pesach, Rabbi Raichik gives a daily shiur in Mesaches Tomid at 5 pm. To join click here:
  • For those who ordered matza with Rabbi Raichik. Pick up is TONIGHT!!  8:30-9:30 in Kollel room of shul 
    DO NOT COME: If you or someone you came in contact with are not feeling well 
    When you come please bring: gloves, and a bag with which to take your matzah
    please keep a distance of at least 6 ft between other customers


Mechiras Keilim

During this challenging time, it is not always possible to Toivel Keilim, due to the restrictions that are currently in effect. Many people are making Pesach for the first time and are purchasing new Keilim, making it even more challenging.

With this in mind, the Montreal Vaad Haeir set up a system of Mechiras Keilim (selling the utensils, pots, pans, cooking and other appliances, etc.), similar to the sale of Chametz, by selling it to a gentile. This would work with the intention that it is only for a short period of time, 30 days. During this time, one may use these items, which are borrowed from the Non-Jew. However, after 30 days, these are then returned to the original ownership of the person that purchased them, and must then be toiveled

The link for the for is

Please note:

  • Read all instructions and follow the info.
  • The sale takes place on the Eastern Time zone. Act accordingly!

Mechiras Chametz

Due to the present circumstance and in the best interest  for everyone's safety, this year the selling of chametz will be performed online. 

While it is preferable to make this transaction in person, nevertheless due to the situation we are relying on an online mechira. In today's modern world these transactions are considered a valid and reliable form of acquisition.

To sell your chametz please go to

 Please note:

  • When doing mivtzoim please pass out the above link for others to sell their chametz as well. 
  • If you want your form to be printed, please fill it out by Tuesday, 13 Nisan/April 7, 3 pm.
  • This link will be deactivated on Wednesday Erev Pesach at 9 am. 
  • This form is ONLY for those who will be on the West coast for Pesach. For people in other time zones please go to
  • For those people that have the custom to pay the Rabbi in connection with the mechira, payment can be made via Zelle to or via PayPal to

Two Shiurim tonight!

In order to help those who will need to make a siyum this year erev pesach, Rabbi Raichik will be giving a shiur in Mesaches Tomid at 5 pm today


TONIGHT!! 8 pm will be a Shiur in practical laws of pesach PART 3
With Rabbis Raichik & Nathanson

To join please click here:

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