Happy Passover!
Join us for Passover
at Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Friday Evening April 19 - Saturday April 27, 2019
Rabbi's Message
On Passover, Jewish families around the world will observe a 3,300 year old tradition by gathering around the festive table to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and celebrate the Pesach Seder.
Here at the Chabad Jewish Center, we aim to connect the dots, bringing modern day relevance and meaning to our rich traditions.
We invite you and your family to join us for one or all our programs this Passover season, and throughout the year.
We'd like to take the opportunity to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and Kosher Passover.
May we all experience true inner freedom and growth this Passover.
Community Seder
Community Seder
Relive the exodus, discover the relevance of Passover today, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.

Friday night // April 19 // 7pm

At the Petaluma Woman's Club
518 B Street, Petaluma

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

Friday // April 19

Eat Chametz until: 10:55am
Burn your Chametz before: 12:02pm
Candle lighting time: 7:33pm
First Seder: 7:30pm

Shabbos // April 20

Morning Services: 10:00am
Evening Services: 8:30pm
Candle lighting time: 8:33pm

Sunday // April 21

Morning Services: 10:00am
Yom Tov Ends: 8:34pm

Thursday // April 25

Evening Services: 6:30pm
Yom Tov dinner & "The Exodus Farbrengen": 7:00pm
(rsvp to rabbi@jewishpetaluma.com)
Candle lighting time: 7:38pm

Friday // April 26

Morning Services: 10:00am
Evening Services: 7:00pm

Candle lighting time: 7:39pm

Shabbos // April 27

Morning Services: 10:00am
Yizkor Memorial Services: 6:00pm
Mystical Feast of Moshiach: 7:00pm
Yom Tov Ends: 8:40pm

Sell Your Chametz

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Pesach.

Chametz is any bread, pastry or dough-based food that has had a chance to rise. We sell any remaining chametz found in our possession for the duration of Passover. 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.
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 a complimentary matzah today!
(for larger quantities of Shmura Matzah, please contact us) 
Meal of Moshiach

Shabbat, April 27, 12:00 pm (following Yizkor services)

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Pesach, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated the time of redemption and Moshiach.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Pesach concludes with a \"Feast of Moshiach.\" This mystical and festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Passover explore our personal and collective journey to a true state of freedom.
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.