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Pesach: 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,
Community Seder
Join us for a Passover Seder you will remember for a lifetime!
First Seder: Monday, April 10th at 7:45

Second Seder: Tuesday, April 11th at 7:45

Location: Chabad Lubavitch of Maine

Details: Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.

$30 per adult
$15 per child
Service Schedule
Monday- April 10th

Shacharit at 7:00 am followed by siyum for the first born

Eat Chametz until 10:17am

Burn Chametz until 11:21am

Candle lighting time: 7:16pm

Followed by Mincha, Arvit and Seder

First Seder: 7:45pm

Tuesday- April 11th

Shacharit: 10:00am

Mincha: 7:15pm

Candle Lighting time after 7:30pm

Second Seder: 7:45pm

Wednesday April 12th- Second Day of Pesach

Shacharit: 10:00am

Mincha: 7:30pm

Yom tov ends: 8:22pm

Thursday April 13th- Second day of Chol Hamoed

Shacharit: 9:00am

Friday April 14th - Third day of Chol Hamoed

Shacharit: 9:00am

Shabbos April 15th  - Fourth Day of Chol Hamoed

Shacharit: 10:00am

Followed by Kiddush

Sunday - April 16th

Shacharit: 9:00am

Candle Lighting time: 7:23pm

Followed by Mincha, Arvit and Holiday Meal

Monday- April 17th

Shacharit: 10:00am

Followed by Kiddush and Yom Tov Lunch

Candle Lighting time: 7:24pm

Followed by Mincha Arvit and Shabbat Holiday meal

Tuesday- April 18th

Shacharit: 10:00am

Yizkor: 11:30am

Followed by Kiddush and Yom Tov Lunch

Mincha: 6:30 pm followed by Seudat Mashiach and Arvit.

Pesach ends at 8:30pm

Join us for services at 11 Pomeroy street
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
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
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.
Passover 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.
Passover Picks
Passover is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Passover 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 Passover.