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Passover 5782    Services, Seders and Programs 

Note that the Passover-related services are highlighted in purple and the 2nd Seder and other programs, including the new Mimouna, are in red.

All of the Zoom links below use the Temple Har Zion zoom Password. Ask the office during normal working hours if you need it.

Temple Har Zion Shohet Morning Minyan: 8 AM Weekdays
Zoom only;  ID# 799 405 500

Friday, April 22, 10 AM, In Person and Zoom/Streaming
Shabbat/Festival Morning Zoom link, ID# 242 651 284
(This is the usual Saturday Morning Zoom link)

Saturday, April 23, 10 AM, In Person and Zoom/Streaming
Shabbat Morning Zoom link, ID# 242 651 284

April 23, 8:25 PM, In person only.
Mimouna is a dinner/dessert celebration originating with the Jews of Maghrebi heritage, featuring many sweets. It begins the evening
Passover ends, marking the return to eating chametz.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER PASSOVER BREAK: Starts 11:30 AM on Friday, April 15; resume on Monday, April 25

KOVEN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PASSOVER BREAK: Starts on Sunday, April 17; classes resume on Sunday, April 24

New this Year: The End of Passover Celebration Mimouna

Saturday, April 23, 2022 • 22 Nisan 5782

8:25 PM - 10:30 PM

Celebrate the end of Passover with the Temple Har Zion community and enjoy sweets, mint tea and honey, muflita pancakes, and each other’s company!

Mimouna is a dinner/dessert celebration originating with the Jews of Maghrebi heritage, featuring many sweets. It begins on the evening that Passover ends, marking the return to eating chametz. 

My Jewish Learning has more, click here. Do you have a subscription to the New York Times? Their article, "Celebrating Mimouna and Its Dose of Post-Passover Carbs," is quite good; click here.

Sweet Treats

Direct from Jay's Kitchen to your Seder table...


Two marvelous Passover Dessert recipes to make for your Seder meal. 

Chocolate Almond Cake: 


The recipe: Click here

Jay's video:  

Chocolate Refrigerator Matzo Cake:


The recipe: Click here

Jay's video:  

See the Ultimate Passover Recipe Guide below for many more Passover recipes. 

Ultimate Passover Recipe Guide

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Sing at Your Seder with Cantor Figa

The Passover Seder is a joyous family celebration featuring a multi-course feast accompanied by drama, music, choreography and fun. The mitzvah of retelling of our ancestors’ exodus from Egypt following the “script” of the Haggadah is a meaningful and uplifting spiritual experience. The symbols on the table connect us to the past and make us more aware of the here and now as life is renewed, and spring arrives. “For, lo, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone” we read in Shir Hashirim, the scripture which is linked to Pesach, The Song of Songs.

Kadeish Urchatz

Kiddush Pesach


Ma Nishtana

Avadim Hayin


Eliyahu Hanavi

Adir Hu

Chad Gadya

Echad Mi Yodea

Let My People Go



Music is essential to the Passover Seder, and everyone is encouraged to sing along. From the setting of the table to the evening’s conclusion, the Seder is full of opportunities to tell the Passover story in song. In the Haggadah, after lighting and blessing the Yom Tov candles (be sure to include Shehechiyanu), comes Kaddeish – Ur’chatz, a “Table of Contents” of the 15 highpoints of the Seder. It is customary for everyone sing this list as an overture.

Next comes the Kiddush, the sanctification of the holiday over the first of the 4 cups of wine. There is a special Yom Tov melody for this. We introduce the central symbol of Matzah early on by calling it “The Bread of Affliction” with a song Ha Lachma. The youngest at the table asks the Four Questions, Ma Nishtana, but it is fun for everyone to join in the chorus “halayla hazeh”.

Now that we have heard the four questions, we answer them, starting with the explanation told in a traditional melody with the words, Avadim Hayinu, “We Were Slaves”. The Haggadah tells of the many good things that G-d has done for us, and we sing the spirited Dayenu saying that each single thing alone “would have been enough for us!” In a more solemn vein, we sing Eliyahu Hanavi, to the guest at every Seder table, Elijah the Prophet, who returns to earth to help those in need.

Excerpts from Hallel, and closing songs such as Adir HuChad Gadya, and Let My People Go add to the merriment. Of course, we conclude singing L’shana Haba’a, Next Year in Jerusalem!


Mon, June 27 2022 28 Sivan 5782