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Pesach Schedule




PESACH 2019/5779


Pesach/Erev Friday April 19


7:00 AM: Shachrit

7:45 AM: Siyum Celebration


MKHC is honored to have its Gabbai, Dr. Morris Glassman, conclude the entire Talmudic tractate of Megilla and Moshe Chaim Greer complete the tractate of Gittin. Mazel Tov!


8:00 AM: Breakfast

8:30 AM: Sale of Chometz from Rabbi Greer to Mayor Gina Picinich


Bring your chometz to burn 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


10:15 AM: Last time to eat chometz

11:34 AM: Last time to own or have benefit from chometz


Please note: It is also prohibited to eat matzah on Friday, April 19/Erev Pesach prior to the seder.


7:00 PM: Mincha/Ma'ariv

7:20 PM: Candle lighting (for Shabbat and Yom Tov)


Please note: Kiddush for first Seder should be recited after 8:29 PM. As it is Shabbat, all prohibitions for Shabbat, such as cooking, baking etc. also apply on this day of Yom Tov.


12:56 AM: Chatzot/Midnight


Please note: All matzah at the seder should be consumed by this time.


First Day of Yom Tov/Shabbat—Saturday, April 20


9:00 AM: Shachrit/Hallel

11:00 AM: Tefillat Tal/Mussaf

11:45 AM: Kiddush


Please note: Starting with Mincha, we no longer recite "Mashiv Haruach"


7:20 PM: Mincha/Ma'ariv


Please note: The synagogue will not be serving seuda shlishit./third meal this Shabbat. Make sure that the meal occurs prior to 6:09 PM.


We begin counting the Omer towards receiving the Torah on Shavuot commencing at Ma'ariv on the second night of Pesach.


8:30 PM: End of First Day of Yom Tov/Shabbat concludes


One may not cook/bake or prepare for the second day of Yom Tov/second seder, prior to this time. Before cooking/baking for the second seder recite the phrase "Blessed is He who separates between the sanctity of Shabbat and Yom Tov."


8:30 PM: Candle lighting for Second Day of Yom Tov


Communal Seder

Location: The Village Library, 100 Main Street, Mount Kisco

Time: 8:30 PM

Please note: During kiddush we also recite the blessing on a candle and the special havdala for Shabbat leading into Yom Tov.


12:55 AM: Chatzot/Midnight


Please note: All matzah at the seder should preferably be consumed by this time.


Second Day of Yom Tov—Sunday, April 21

First Day of the Omer


9:00 AM: Shachrit/Mussaf

11:30 AM: Kiddush


7:15 PM: Mincha

7:40 PM: Laws of the Omer by Rabbi Greer

8:00 PM: Ma'ariv


Second night of the Omer


Please note: During Ma'ariv we stop reciting "V'tein tal umatar and only say v'tein bracha"


8:30 PM: Yom Tov concludes/havdala

Please note: Havdala is only the blessing of "hagafen" and "hamavdil".


Seventh Day of Yom Tov—Thursday, April 25


Please note: Prior to the onset of Yom Tov, one must make an "Eiruv Tavshilin" to allow one to cook and bake on Yom Tov for the final day of Pesach, which is also Shabbat. A hard-boiled egg and piece of matzah is put aside and the formula found in a siddur is recited. The food items are traditionally eaten on Shabbat day.


7:00 PM: Mincha/Ma'ariv

7:27 PM: Candle lighting for Yom Tov

Sixth night of the Omer


Seventh Day of Yom Tov—Friday, April 26

Sixth day of the Omer


9:00 AM: Shachrit/Hallel/Mussaf

11:45 AM: Kiddush and Yom Tov BBQ hosted by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Greer at the synagogue.


7:28 PM: Candle lighting


Please note: All cooking/baking must be concluded by this time. Regular prohibitions of Shabbat begin.


7:15 PM: Mincha

7:30 PM: Ma'ariv

Seventh night of the Omer





Achron Shel Pesach—Eighth Day of Yom Tov/Shabbat—Saturday, April 27

Seventh day of the Omer


9:00 AM: Shachrit/Hallel

9:50 AM: Shir Hashirim

11:00 AM: Yizkor service
11:20 AM: Mussaf

12:00 PM: Special kiddush for Yom Tov and Shabbat


7:15 PM: Mincha

7:40 PM: Seuda Shlishit

8:25 PM: Ma'ariv

Eighth night of the Omer

8:36 PM: Shabbat/Yom Tov concludes-Havdala


Please note: Regular Havdalah is recited.


Please note: No chometz that you have sold through Rabbi Greer should be used prior to 10:00 PM to allow the chometz to be repurchased from the non-Jew. In the event that there is a problem with the repurchase, you will be notified via constant contact and through a post on the website,



Please remember that chometz owned by a Jew during Pesach (i.e. an individual who did not sell their chometz to a non-Jew and did not remove it) may never be eaten or used for any purpose.



Chag Sameach!

Wed, June 26 2019 23 Sivan 5779