Happy Passover!
Join us for Pesach at Sha'arei Israel-Chabad of Raleigh
4/15 - 4/23/2022
Rabbi's Message
  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 communal seder, and take advantage of our Pesach-related services and events.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Pesach,
Community Event:

Community Seder
  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 catered dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.

Friday night, 4/15

Candle Lighting & Kabalat Shabbat & Holiday services: 7:15pm

Following the Evening Services: 8:30pm

Join us for Pesach Seder that you'll never forget!
Service Schedule

Friday // 4/15

Eat Chametz until: 11:02am
Burn your Chametz before: 12:08pm
Candle lighting time: 7:30pm
Afternoon Services: 7:15 pm, followed by candle lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma'ariv
First Seder: 8:15pm

Shabbos // 4/16

Morning Services: 9:30am
Mincha-Ma'ariv: 7:35pm
Candle lighting time after: 8:28pm

Sunday // 4/17

Morning Services: 9:30am

Mincha-Ma'ariv: 7:35pm

Yom Tov Ends: 8:29pm

Thursday // 4/21

Candle lighting time: 7:35pm
Evening Services: 7:45pm

Stay up until Alot: 5:06am

Friday // 4/22

Morning Services: 9:30am
Evening Services: 7:45pm

Candle lighting time: 7:35pm

Shabbos // 4/23

Morning Services: 9:30am
Yizkor: 11:00pm
Evening Services: 6:15pm
Moshiach Meal (At the Wilschanski home): 7:15pm
Yom Tov Ends: 8:35pm
Sell Your Chametz

Use this online form to sell your Chametz for Pesach.

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 Pesach and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your Chametz for you.
Maos Chittim
  "All who are hungry, let them come and eat." We must ensure that our brothers and sisters have the means to celebrate freedom too.

Most of the people who are hungry will not be standing in our dining rooms as we begin our Seder, waiting for the invitation. As such, in preparation for the Passover holiday, it is age-old Jewish tradition to contribute generously towards funds that ensure that indeed everyone who is in need has the necessary provisions for the holiday—food, Matzah, wine, festive clothing, etc.

Learn more!

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

4/23, 6:45 pm (starting with Mincha & followed by walk & meal at Wilschanski home)

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Pesach, 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, Pesach 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 Pesach and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.
Pesach 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.
Further Reading
  Pesach is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Pesach 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 Pesach.
Pesach Guide
Pesach Guide
The Seder
Pesach Story
Pesach Kids' Site
Study & History