at the Shanghai Jewish Center
April 10th–18th, 2017
Message from the Rabbi
As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws, customs and traditions associated with the holiday, and what this holiday represents to us personally and as a People.

Please join us at our annual communal seder, and take advantage of our Passover-related services and events.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Passover,
Rabbi Shalom D. Greenberg 
Family Seder
Join us for a Passover Seder!


First Seder: Monday, April 10 at 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Second Seder: Tuesday, April 11 at 7:15PM - 10:30PM

Location: Shanghai Jewish Center, 87 South Shui Cheng Road, Villa #1 

FAMILY SEDER  With Rabbi Shalom and Dina Greenberg


..Children involved will be assisted in preparing their parts to lead.

 ...Seder will be prompt to cater to children's attention span and schedule.

 ...Activities during the Seder will include child-friendly games until the Afikomen!


Due to Chinese government regulations our events are restricted to foreign passport holders and their families 


Please ensure your places at the Seder 
by making your reservation today! 

Service Schedule
Sunday - April 9th

Did you remember to sell you Chametz?
Click Here to for our online Sell your Chametz form. One of the most important customs of Pesach.

Search for the Chametz after dark at 6:55pm
Recite the blessing prior to the search, and the nullification of the chametz (Kol Chamira) following the search.

 Click Here for English ~ לחץ כאן לעברית 

Monday - April 10th

Fast of the First Born

This commemorates G‑d's 'passing over' the Israelite Firstborn sons during the last plague.

To be exempt from fasting, one must participate in a meal marking the fulfillment of a mitzvah; such a meal is generally held in a synagogue after morning prayers on this day.

7:15 AM Shacharit followed by a Siyum Masechet.

Eat Chametz until: 9:46am
Burn your chametz before: 10:51am

Candle lighting time: 6:01pm
Mincha Services: 6:20pm
Evening/Arvit Services: 6:30pm

First Seder: 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Tuesday - April 11th

Morning Services: 10:00am
Mincha Services: 1:00pm - Followed by Lunch

Evening/Arvit Services: 6:30pm
Candle lighting after: 6:56pm (light candles from an existing flame) 
Second Seder: 7:15pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday - April 12th

Morning Services: 10:00am - Followed by a festive Kiddush.
Mincha Prayers: 1:00pm - followed by Lunch.
Holiday Ends: 6:57pm - Nightfall marks the beginning of Passover’s intermediate days called Chol Hamoed.

Between the first two and the last two days of Passover, we may resume much (not all) of our regular, workday activities. Of course, we continue to eat Kosher for Passover foods exclusively. It is customary to drink a glass of wine or grape juice each day, in celebration of the festival.

Friday - April 14th

Candle Lighting: 6:05pm
Mincha Services: 6:15pm
Evening/Arvit Services: 6:30pm - Followed by a traditional Holiday meal.

Click Here to Reserve for the Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Shabbat - April 15th

Morning Services: 10:00am - Followed by a festive Lunch meal 

Click Here to Reserve a place for the Shabbat Day Meal

Mincha Services: Following the lunch meal
Evening/Arvit Services: 7:00pm - Followed by a traditional Holiday meal.

Sunday - April 16th

Candle Lighting: 6:05pm
Mincha Services: 6:15pm
Evening/Arvit Services: 6:30pm - Followed by a traditional Holiday meal.
Study Session: 9:00pm - 12 Midnight - Traditional Evening Study Session.

It is customary in many communities to remain awake all night, studying Torah, in commemoration of the great miracle of the Splitting of the Sea, which occurred on the 7th day of Passover. 

Monday - April 17th

Morning Services: 10:00am - Followed by a festive Lunch meal 
Mincha Services: Following the lunch meal

Candle lighting after: 7:01pm (light candles from an existing flame)
Evening/Arvit Services: 7:00pm - Followed by a traditional Holiday meal.

Tuesday - April 18th

Morning Services: 10:00am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 11:30am - following the Torah reading. 
After Morning Services all are welcome to join the Kiddush.
Mincha Services: Following the Kiddush

Moshiach Seuda-Feast: 6:00pm

On this final day of Passover, we strive for the highest level of freedom and focus on the Final Redemption. Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with “Moshiach’s Feast”—a festive meal complete with matza and four cups of wine during which we celebrate the imminent arrival of the Messiah. The feast begins before sunset and continues until after nightfall.

Holiday Ends: 7:02pm

Sell your chametz
Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.

Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
Order Matzah & all pesach needs
Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.

Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.
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Meal of Moshiach
Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 pm (starting with Mincha)

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Passover, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Passover concludes with a "Feast of Moshiach." This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Passover and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.
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