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Pesach 2024 / 5784
Schedule, Information, Laws, & Events

Stay tuned - this page is updated regularly!

Last update: April 22, 2024

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Full Schedule

First Days Pesach

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Last Days Pesach

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Mechirat Chametz - Chametz Sale

We will sell your Chametz (leavened food) to a non-Jewish person on Erev Pesach morning, before the time that owning Chametz becomes prohibited. The form can be easily submitted online HERE

לטופס בעברית לחץ כאן

Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2024 (Erev Pesach) 8:00 AM. The sale will take place at 10:00 AM.

Are you traveling?

If you will be away for the entire Pesach and are leaving before Sunday night April 21, OR if you will be out of the US on Monday, April 22 (Erev Pesach), submit the form by Sunday, April 21 at 12:00 pm.

Have questions? Contact the Rabbi

NOTE: All sold cupboards, rooms, and areas should ideally be marked as such over Pesach.

Watch our past sales: 5782/2022 and 5783/2023

Erev Pesach Primer

Download or print this guide here

THE NIGHT OF EREV PESACH - SUNDAY NIGHT, APRIL 21

Bedikat Chametz / The Search for Chametz - On the eve of the fourteenth of Nissan i.e. after 8:34 PM, one is required to search their home and domains for all Chametz. Read more about this HEREThe blessing and post-search nullification can be found HERE.

EREV PESACH DAY - MONDAY, APRIL 22

Taanit Bechorot / Fast of the Firstborns - It is a widespread custom for firstborns to fast on the day before Pesach. This commemorates the miracle which spared the firstborn Jewish sons from the final plague. As is customary, we will have a Siyum (with bagels, lox, and cream cheese) after 7:00 AM Shacharit. This enables the firstborns present to continue to eat for the rest of the day. Read more about this HERE.

Mechirat Chametz / Chametz Sale - Make sure to submit your Chametz Sale Form by 8:00 AM, these can be found HERE. The Rabbi will sell your Chametz to a non-Jew in his office at 10:00 AM. You are invited to come and watch the sale!

Sof Zman Achilat Chametz / Chametz-Eating Deadline: 10:37 AM - The absolute deadline for eating chametz is two Halachic hours before midday. We should also brush our teeth before this time. Read more about this HERE.

Sof Zman Biur Chametz / Chametz-Owning Chametz: 11:57 AM - On the morning before Pesach, before the fifth Halachic hour, we burn (or destroy) all the chametz that was found during the search and anything that was left over from breakfast and not sold to the non-Jew. This is the time when the prohibition to own Chametz comes into effect. Read more about this HERE. Come join us as we burn our Chametz in the Dor Tikvah Parking lot at 11:00 AM! The post-burn nullification can be found HERE.

Additionally, we have scheduled a special garbage collection for Erev Pesach at Dor Tikvah. Dispose of your remaining Chametz in our big blue dumpster before 11:00 AM. This will ensure that you don't have any unsold Chametz on your property after 11:57 AM, when owning Chametz becomes prohibited. We are grateful to Dining In for helping with this.

Issur Melacha / Forbidden Work - Various categories of work are forbidden on Erev Pesach after Halachic midday at 1:19 PM. These include haircuts, shaving, and laundry. Read more about this HERE.

Dollars

Ma'ot Chitim - Wheat Money

It is a widespread custom to give money (Kimcha D'Pischa) to help the less fortunate have provisions for Pesach.

DONATE ONLINE to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund.

The money will be distributed to locals in need (עניי עירך).

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Passover Guides

The resources underlined below are external links

Pesach Made Easy

Recording of this year's Pre-Pesach Class

View classes from previous years HERE

  • COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER
    COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER
    Tue, Apr 23
    The Gilston Social Hall, Dor Tikvah
    Apr 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – 11:55 PM
    The Gilston Social Hall, Dor Tikvah
    Apr 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – 11:55 PM
    The Gilston Social Hall, Dor Tikvah
    Join us on the Second Night of Pesach for a Passover Community Seder! RSVP by Thu, Apr 5 below, at dortikvah.org/seder, or call the office 843-410-5970
  • Erev Pesach Sale & Burn
    Erev Pesach Sale & Burn
    Erev Pesach Sale & Burn
    Mon, Apr 22
    Charleston
    Apr 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Charleston, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
    Apr 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Charleston, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
    10:00am - Watch the Rabbi's sell your Chametz. 11:00am - Burn your Chametz at our fire in the parking lot!
  • Pre-Pesach Kashering
    Pre-Pesach Kashering
    Pre-Pesach Kashering
    Sun, Apr 14
    Charleston
    Apr 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Charleston, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
    Apr 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Charleston, 1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
    Bring items you need Kashered and we will dunk them into boiling water for you! *All utensils must be 100% clean and unused for 24 hours prior.* NOTE: Glass, earthenware (inc. ceramic, porcelain, and china), some plastics, and rough or chipped wood, cannot be Kashered.

Our Events

Pesach Shopping Information

Food Lion

As always, the Food Lion at 2144 Savannah Hwy is making an effort to stock many Kosher for Passover products.

We are liaising closely with them and they are doing their utmost to ensure that they stock key products, and reorder as stock goes. 

Please support their efforts by giving them our business. 

Local Stores

  • Trader Joe's in Mt Pleasant

  • Walmart Supercenter at 3951 W Ashley Cir,

  • Publix at 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd

  • Harris Teeter at 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd

  • Costco at 3050 Ashley Town Center Dr

  • Whole Foods at 1125 Savannah Hwy

Online Stores

Dining In

As always, we also have our local Dining In www.diningininc.com which never fails to offer an excellent array of ready-to-go Kosher for Passover food. You can still order from their Fried Chicken menu HERE

Fried Chicken Order deadline Monday, April 15

Pickup will be at Dor Tikvah on Friday, April 26th.

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NOTICE: The only local catering under the supervision of the Vaad HaKashrut in Charleston (The Kosher Commission of Charleston) over Pesach is Dining In Inc. 

Plates and Bowls

Tevilat Keilim -  Immersion of Utensils

As a rule, new metal and glass food utensils must be immersed in the Mikvah before they are used.  Please see THIS GUIDE for a list of materials.

Utensils can be toiveled at the BSBI Keilim Mikvah at 182 Rutledge Ave, 29403 the lock code is 'א-ח-ב-0'

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Mimran

Hand-made Shemurah Matzah

It is halachically paramount to use only Shemurah Matzah on the Seder Nights, read more HERE.

Sorry, orders are now closed.

If you still require Shemurah Matzah, please contact Rabbi Mimran.

Calendar Pages

Sefirat Ha'omer - The Omer Count

The Omer is counted every evening after nightfall, from the second night of Pesach (Tue, April 23) till the night before Shavuot (Mon, June 10).

Join our Services WhatsApp group HERE for weekday nightly reminders.

Click HERE for today's count.

LAWS: If you forgot to count the Omer at night count the following day without a blessing. On subsequent nights, continue counting with a blessing as usual.

The blessing is made only if every day has been counted; if you missed a day, continue counting without the blessing.

Yizkor Appeal

Yizkor will be recited on Tuesday, April 30, the last day of Pesach.

Yizkor pledges to Dor Tikvah in memory of your loved ones can be made online HERE 

Alternatively, send a check to 1645 Raul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston SC, 29407.

Pink Blossom

Birkat Ha’ilanot: Blessing for Blossoming Trees

The Talmud in Berachot and Halacha tell us that if we see trees blossoming in the month of Nissan, we should make a special blessing.

The text of the Beracha is HERE

This blessing can be made in the Goldberg Memorial Courtyard at Dor Tikvah. The trees are marked below in red, look out for the budding sprouts!

NOTE: The blessing should ideally be said on more than one tree (as below) and not on Shabbat.

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Passover

Wishing you a Chag Kosher V'Sameach!
!פסח כשר ושמח

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