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Pesach Food Orders Info - Soupergirl, & Baked by Yael

Seder Hosting

One of the best known lines of the Haggadah is, “Let all who are hungry, come and eat.” Traditionally, Ohev has hosted a communal seder so that we could welcome all who wanted to join. Due to space limitations, we are unable to offer the seder this year. Instead, we will be arranging Ohev home hospitality for sedarim.

  • If you would like to host guests at your seder table please click here.
  • If you would like to be hosted by someone please click here.
Please note that all guests must be vaccinated and boosted (when applicable.)

This is a service that is available for all OSTNS members. If you are not a member and would like to participate please contact

Sale of Chametz

Before Pesach, it is a requirement to eliminate all chametz (bread products or derivatives of bread products) from our possession. Jewish law allows for chametz, especially and preferably, only in non-bread-like form (e.g. liquors, mixtures, etc.) to be sold to a gentile in those circumstances when elimination is not an option. Arrangements for such sale may be made through Maharat Ruth Friedman using this form.

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 13 at 11 PM.

Educational Programs

Sunday, April 3, 8 - 9:15 PM: Join us for Ohev’s women’s Rosh Chodesh group this Sunday evening. We often spend so much time on the physical preparation for Passover, and this is a wonderful opportunity to also do a little spiritual preparation together. Devorah Walder will lead us in some (easy!) Pesach-related art, and Sarah Gershman will lead us in a little learning and Seder brainstorming. Teens welcome! 8pm-915pm in the shul atrium. Light snacks will be served.

Shabbat Morning, April 9: Shabbat HaGadol dvar Torah with Maharat Friedman

Sunday, April 10, 8 - 9 PM: Pre-Pesach Lecture with Renowned Artist Tobi Kahn

Tuesday, April 12: 
 Shabbat HaGadol dvar Torah with Maharat Friedman (for those unable to attend in person)

Youth Programs

1st Day Pesach: Pesach Skills Competition
2nd Day Pesach: Tal Water Party (prepare to get wet!) 
7th Day Pesach: Splitting Rock Creek
8th Day Pesach: Moshiach Party

Kashering Guidelines

Beltway Vaad Pesach Cleaning Guide 5782

WhatsApp group - Maharat Friedman is available to answer all of your Pesach questions! The best way to do so is to join the OSTNS Pesach Questions WhatsApp group here

Maot Chitim

In the opening paragraph of the Haggadah recited at the Seder, we declare: "All who are hungry, let them come and eat." Ohev will collect funds and distribute on your behalf to those in need. You can donate by going to (choose ‘Maot Chitim” from the menu.)

Pesach Schedule

Thursday, April 14
After 8:26 pm Bedikat Chametz 
Friday, April 15 (Erev Pesach)
5:08 am Fast of the First Born Begins
8:00 am Shacharit with Siyum by Josie Silverberg

10:54 am Last time to eat Chametz
11am-12pm Communal Chametz burning at Ohev
12:01 pm Last time to own Chametz
6:45 pm Mincha/Maariv
7:27 pm Candlelighting
(Kiddush at or after 8:27 pm)

Saturday, April 16 (Day 1 of Pesach)
9:15 am Shacharit with a Dvar Torah by Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein
7:30 pm Mincha/Maariv
8:28 pm Candlelighting 
(Kiddush at or after 8:28 pm. Please remember that because we have to wait for Shabbat to end, one may not make any preparations for the seder before 8:28.)

Sunday, April 17 (Day 2 & Day 1 of Sefirah)
9:15 am Shacharit with a Dvar Torah by Maharat Friedman
7:30 pm Mincha/Maariv
8:29 pm Havdalah

Monday, April 18 (Chol Hamoed & Day 2 of Sefirah)
8:00 am Shacharit
7:40 pm Mincha/Maariv

Tuesday, April 19 (Chol Hamoed & Day 3 of Sefirah)
8:00 am Shacharit
7:40 pm Mincha/Maariv

Wednesday, April 20 (Chol Hamoed & Day 4 of Sefirah)
8:00 am Shacharit
7:40 pm Mincha/Maariv

Thursday, April 21 (Chol Hamoed & Day 5 of Sefirah)
8:00 am Shacharit
6:45 pm Mincha/Maariv
7:32 pm Candlelighting

Friday, April 22 (Day 7 (yom tov) & Day 6 of Sefirah)
9:15 am Shacharit with a dvar Torah by Dan Troy
6:45 pm Mincha/Maariv
7:33 pm Candlelighting

Saturday, April 23 (Day 8 (yom tov) & Day 7 of Sefirah)
9:00 am Shacharit with Yizkor & Shir HaShirim wi
th reflections by Seth Opert
7:35 pm Mincha/Maariv
8:35 pm Havdalah

Mon, September 25 2023 10 Tishrei 5784