Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present some important Passover Resources to help make your Passover experience easier and more enjoyable. 

We wish you all the best during these challenging times. Please keep safe and healthy. 

May we all be redeemed, and may we all experience our own exodus in health and happiness.   

We wish you and your family a Zeesen Pesach --- 


A Kosher and joyous Pesach,

Rabbi Yosef Y. and Esther Butman



 Important Passover Resources


This Year Pesach (Passover) is April 8 to April 16, 2020


The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matza and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.

Included here are some important Passover resources. 



Print Haggadahs

A standard Haggadah has all the instructions and guidance necessary to walk through the 15 steps of the Seder like a pro.




Sell Your Chametz Online

Use this online form to sell your Chametz for Passover.

Once you have filled out the form and submitted it, please send an email to [email protected] informing us that the form was sent. Thank you




Purchase Shmurah Matzah

If you would like to purchase Shmurah Matzah, please contact our office at 914.273.9770.

All orders can be picked up at the Chabad Center by appointment. 



Quick Seder Refresher

A quick, one-page overview of the Passover Meal’s steps

The Seder is a feast that includes reading, drinking wine, telling stories, eating special foods, singing, and other Passover traditions.

As per Biblical command, it is held after nightfall on the first night of Passover (and the second night if you live outside of Israel), the anniversary of our nation’s miraculous exodus from Egyptian slavery more than 3,000 years ago. This year’s Seder(s) will be on April 8 (and 9), 2020.





Yizkor at Home

Yizkor,  the memorial prayer for the deceased, is said on the Eighth Day of Passover.  



Since my parents passed away, I have never missed a Yizkor service. This year, the synagogue is closed, and I am sheltering in place due to coronavirus. May I still say Yizkor?


Under normal circumstances, Yizkor should be recited during synagogue services in the presence of fellow Jews, each recalling his or her loved ones.

However, this is not a requirement. This year, we will all recite Yizkor privately at home, secure in the knowledge that that is what G‑d wants from us right now, taking comfort in knowing that our loved ones would surely want us to stay safe.

(Note that this is not the case for Kaddish, which may not be recited privately.)

This may be obvious, but it is worth mentioning: The Yizkor prayer asks that G‑d bring benefit to the souls of our loved ones in the merit of charity we pledge. 

Even though you will pledge at home this year, our communal organizations can use donations more than ever. So make sure to give that tzedakah (after the holiday, of course).

In case you do not have it handy,  here is a link to the Yizkor service, which you can print in advance of the holiday.



Passover Study & History - 

A Great Learning Resource 

Learn about the relevance and significance of Passover. The unleavened bread, slavery and freedom, the Plagues, the splitting of the sea, and more...