Happy Passover!
Join us for Pesach at Chabad at Columbia University
Friday Evening March 30 - Shabbos Evening April 7, 2018
Rabbi's Message

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 Pesach-related services and events.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Pesach,

— Rabbi Blum


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Community Seder
We invite you to celebrate Passover with us at our exciting, engaging, and delicious Passover Seder.
~ Relive the exodus with a user-friendly Haggadah
~ Discover the eternal meaning of the Passover story
~ A sumptuous dinner spiced with traditional customs

Friday night // March 30

Following the Evening Services: 7:45pm

Saturday night // March 31

Following the Evening Services: 8:15pm

Join us for Pesach Seders that you'll never forget!

Service Schedule

Friday // March 30

Eat Chametz until: 10:53am 
Burn your chametz before: 11:56am 
Candle lighting time: 7:01pm 
Afternoon Services: 7pm 
First Seder: 7:45pm

Shabbos // March 31

Morning Services: 10am 
Evening Services: 7pm 
Candle lighting time after: 8:01pm 
Second Seder: 8:15pm

Sunday // April 1

Morning Services: 10am 
Yom Tov Ends: 8:02pm

Thursday // April 5

Eruv Tavshilin before: 7:07
Evening Services: 7:15pm 
Candle lighting time: 7:07pm

Friday // April 6

Morning Services: 10am 
Evening Services: 7:15pm 
Candle lighting time: 7:08pm


Shabbos // April 7

Morning Services: 10am 
Evening Services: 7pm 
Early Mincha (at Ramath Orah 550 W110th Street) 6:20pm
Moshiach Seuda (at Ramath Orah 550 W110th Street) 6:45pm
Yom Tov Ends: 8:09pm


Sell Your Chametz

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Pesach.

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 Pesach and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.

Maos Chittim

"All who are hungry, let them come and eat." We must ensure that our brothers and sisters have the means to celebrate freedom too. 

Most of the people who are hungry will not be standing in our dining rooms as we begin our Seder, waiting for the invitation. As such, in preparation for the Passover holiday, it is age-old Jewish tradition to contribute generously towards funds that ensure that indeed everyone who is in need has the necessary provisions for the holiday—food, matzah, wine, festive clothing, etc.

Learn more!

Order Matzah

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.

Order your matzah today!

Meal of Moshiach

Shabbos, April 7, 6:20 pm (starting with Mincha) - 
Ramath Orah 550 W 110th Street

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Pesach, 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, Pesach 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 Pesach and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.

Learn more!



Pesach Store

Do you need a haggadah? Or perhaps a nice kiddush cup? Or a gift for a host? Get everything you need for pesach and support Chabad at the same time.

Further Reading

Pesach is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Pesach features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Pesach.


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