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Passover at Congregation B’nai Israel

For many Jews, Passover is the most beloved holiday in the Jewish calendar, a time to celebrate freedom, to savor special foods, and to enjoy the home theater of the seder in the company of family and friends. At Congregation B’nai Israel, you can enhance and extend your home observances by participating in special prayer services followed by kosher meals, and by joining a community seder.


Passover Services

Fast of the Firstborn, followed by a siyyum and seudah (breakfast)

Monday, April 14 @ 7:30 am

Passover Services, Day One

Tuesday, April 15 @ 9:30 am, followed by lunch

Community Seder
Tuesday, April 15 @ 6:30 pm; mincha service at 6:00 pm

Passover Services, Day Two
Wednesday, April 16 @ 9:30 am, followed by lunch

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Service including reading of Song of Songs
Saturday, April 19 @ 9:30 am, followed by lunch

Passover Services, Day 7: Shirat hayam (Song of the Sea)
Monday, April 21 @ 9:30 am followed by lunch

Passover Services, Day 8
Tuesday, April 22 Passover Yizkor Service @ 9:30 am followed by lunch

WHERE: Congregation B’nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782

COSTS: Community Seder: $55/member $75 nonmember

for adults; $30/member,  $40/ nonmember for children; $15 for children 3-5 years; under 2 free.

For reservations, contact cbi18@cbi18.org or call (714) 730-9693.

All other events are free.

Passover at Chabad Jewish Center of Mission Viejo

Are you looking for a Seder that is not too long, easy to follow, has a meaningful and relevant message, great food and company, traditions explained and lots of joyous Passover spirit? Then the CJC Community Seder is just for you.

Highlights include:

Seder lasts about 3 hours!

Food served right away:)

Family like atmosphere

Bassie’s Special Pesach Recipes

Rabbi’s relevant insights

Many parts of the Haggadah read in English

Date and Time:

Monday, April 14

7:00 pm (Doors open and first course is served at 6:45 pm)


$42 per adult, $27 per child in advance.

After April 8, $48 per adult, $32 per child. April 13, last day to RSVP.

Student and Senior Discount available upon request.

Scholarships available as needed.

Where: Chabad Jewish Center of Mission Viejo • 24041 Marguerite Pkwy • Mission Viejo, CA 92692; (949) 770-1270

RSVP: http://www.chabadofmv.com/tools/events/register.asp?page=&eventid=2822&new=true

Passover Seder at University Synagogue

Friday, April 18, at 6 p.m.

Join Rabbi Rachlis, Cantor Braier, the University Synagogue Family and special guests Moses and Elijah for this very special evening.

The Seder is for all ages for congregants and the public!


~ Adults: $49

~ Children 5-12: $27

~ Children under 5: free

~ Non-members: $59

Catered by Chef Molly Culinary Artistry

Menu: A sit down Kosher for Passover dinner with gefilte fish, chicken matzah ball soup, chicken with roasted red wine figs and oranges, glazed carrots, rosemary scented pomme puree, Passover honey cake and raspberry sorbet.

Children’s menu: chicken breast with fresh tomato sauce, whipped potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Don’t miss this delightful congregational event. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends who are not members of University Synagogue to experience our community.

RSVP to kpham@universitysynagogue.org or call (949) 553-3535.

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