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Yom Shabbat, 30 Sivan 5777

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Pesach, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The ritual observance of this holiday centers around a special home service called the seder (meaning "order") and a festive meal; the prohibition of chametz (leaven); and the eating of matzah (an unleavened bread). On the fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jews gather with family and friends in the evening to read from a book called the hagaddah, meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs for the Passover seder. Today, the holiday is a celebration of freedom and family.

Try the Interactive Seder Plate
seder plate

What to expect at a Seder

Food Restrictions

When is Pesach?

2014 April 14 - 21
2015 April 3 - 10
2016 April 22 - 28
2017 April 10 - 17
2018 March 30 - April 6

Is Pasach seven or eight days?

Learn More about Pesach by clicking on one of the following links:History, Customs, Glossary.