Happy Passover!
Join us for Passover
at Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Monday Evening, April - 13, 2023
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
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.

Monday night // April 22 // 7:30pm

At Hotel Petaluma
205 Kentucky St, Petaluma

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

Monday // April 22  • 1st Seder

Eath Chametz until: 10:53am
Burn Chametz by: 12:01pm
Candle lighting time: 7:36pm
Community Passover Seder: 7:30pm

Tuesday // April 23  • 2nd Seder

Light Candles: after 8:37pm 

Friday // April 26

Light Candles: 7:40pm

Shabbat // April 27

Shabbat & Holiday Services: 10am
followed by Passover Kiddush

Tuesday // April 30 • Yizkor Services

Holiday Services &  Yizkor: 6:30pm
followed by Goodbye Passover Kiddush
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) 
Memorial Service

Tuesday , April 30, 6:30 pm

Recalling the deceased during a synagogue service is a distinguished and eternal way of paying respect and tribute to the memories of our dear departed loved ones; showing, as it does, the prominent places they occupy in our place of worship and in our hearts. The Yizkor memorial service was instituted so that the Jew may pay homage to his forbears and recall the good life and values that they represented and give us the opportunnity to perpetuate their legacy.

Yizkor Service at 6:30pm
Passover Kiddush following the service.

If you'd like to dedicate a plaque on the elegant and artistic Yahrtzeit Memorial Board in memory of your loved one, please click here.

RSVP to [email protected]

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.