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Congregation Beth Israel

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535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101

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NEW! Passover Music

Musical Hagaddah
Rabbi Gindlin was asked to write a Kavannah on Motzi Matzah for a new Hagaddah from Fundacion Judaica, containing writings from Susannah Heschel and other renowned rabbis and Jewish writers.

Pesach Services 2022
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am – Zoom Only
Sunday, April 17 at 10:00 am – Zoom Only
Friday, April 22 at 6:00 pm – Zoom Only
Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 am – Yizkor – In-Person OR on Zoom
Pesach ends Saturday, April 23 at 8:24 pm

Pesach Seder
First Night: Friday, April 15, 2022
Second Night: Saturday, April 16, 2022
“Seder” means order. The Seder is a service made up of ordered parts. The Seder is structured around the sharing of four cups of wine. Each cup conveys a theme of the Seder: Sanctification, History, Thanksgiving, and Hope. At the center of the Seder service — its very purpose — is the story of the Exodus.

Download the Rabbinical Assembly Pesach Guide
This Guide, approved by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, explains in detail the laws and customs regarding the dietary restrictions of Pesach, the rules that remind us each time we eat of Pesach’s messages for us. This guide is intended to help families maintain a kosher for Pesach home in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism and its understanding of Jewish Law.

Do you wish to sell your hametz?
Please complete this form no later than Thursday, April 14, 2022.

If possible, all hametz – food not acceptable during Pesach, or materials containing such unacceptable food – should be destroyed or given away before the holiday begins. Should this be impossible, the hametz may be stored in such a way that we are sure not to use it during the holiday and its actual ownership is transferred to a non-Jew until the holiday ends. The individual participating in the sale appoints his Rabbi as an agent to sell his chametz to a non-Jew.

How to kasher a kitchen for Pesach
Watch this short video 

Pesach Products in Munster
Jewel Osco, 716 Ridge Road, Munster, has a selection of Pesach products.

Would you like to know if a certain product is kosher for Pesach?
Check OUKosher 

Download the Haggadah
“Hagaddah” means a “story-telling.” At the Seder table, we will tell the story in all its excitement, using symbolic props, dialogue, songs, and poetry.
Feast of Freedom Haggadah 

More Passover Music
Here are audio clips of the major portions of the Haggadah that are recited during the Seder, to help you learn how to better conduct your own Seder at home.

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