Passover at OJC

Passover is a wonderful holiday in Judaism and it is a special one at OJC. We have a collection of activities and events coming up in the next several weeks leading up to Passover.

Enjoy the video from our Religious School Seder and the photo slideshow below.




Kimcha D’Avshuna is this year’s Haggadah

Every year Rabbi Greenspan creates a new Haggadah (he has an incredible collection). Copies of this year’s Haggadah, Kimcha D’Avshuna, will be available free for anyone attending the siyyum at the Oceanside Jewish Center on Erev Pesah. If you would like a copy mailed or e-mailed to you, or if you would like to help with the publication of this work, we ask that you make a donation of $18. Please send a check to the Rabbis Discretionary Fund, Oceanside Jewish Center, 2860 Brower Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572. Donations will be used to defray the cost of publication and to assist the OJC Sandy Recovery Fund.


Cantor Gadi Passover Collection

Cantor Gadi has a collection of Passover music that you may be interested in listening to. In fact, you can listen to it like a Jewish Jukebox right from the website. Check it out!



OJC Sisterhood Judaica Store

The OJC Sisterhood Judaica Store will be having a Pre-Passover sale on March 12th from 9:30 to 3:00 in the Hebrew School Lobby.


Men’s Club Passover Wine Sale

This is the time to buy your wine and support OJC! We will be offering a special selection of fine wines from around the world to enhance your seder and support OJC! We offer you a unique opportunity to order the Kosher wines you need. The selection is great, from sweet to dry, with choices from around the world. If you are not familiar with the selection of Kosher wines available, you will be pleasantly surprised. If there is a wine or spirit you would like to purchase that is not on this list, please feel free to call. Buy something familiar…Try something new! Here is our list of wines and the order form. ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY TBA. You will be called to pick up your order the week before Passover. Please remember that the cost of your purchase includes a donation to OJC.

Sell Your Hametz

According to tradition, it is forbidden to own any item or utensil used for Hametz or containing Hametz. Many Jews will “sell” their Hametz and OJC can help you do that. Check out our Sale of Hametz Form for more information.

Public Burning of the Hametz

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Bedikat Hametz, Search for the Hametz after sundown


Friday, April 3, 2015, First Seder

6:30 AM     Shacharit Service and “Fast of the First Born” Siyyum; breakfast served

9:30 AM     Biur Hametz, Removal and Burning of the Hametz,

Special communal burning at OJC supervised by the Oceanside Fire Department in the synagogue parking lot

TBA     Ma’ariv – Holiday Service

7:03 PM      Candle Lighting

Seder should begin following the lighting of the Candles


Saturday, April 4, 2015, First Day of Pesach, Second Seder, Shabbat 

9:00 AM     Shabbat, Yom Tov Service

TBA      Minchah Ma’ariv Services – Holiday Services

8:34 PM      Candle Lighting / Havdalah

First Day of the Omer: Count the Omer at the end of the Seder


Sunday April 5, 2015, Second Day of Passover

9:00 AM     Yom Tov Service

TBA      Minchah Ma’ariv Services

8:35 PM Havdalah


Monday, April 6, 2015, First Day Hol HaMo’ed

6:45 AM     Shacharit Services

7:30 PM    Minchah Ma’ariv Services


Tuesday, April 7, 2015,  Second Day Hol HaMo’ed

6:45 AM     Shacharit Service

7:30 PM     Minchah Ma’ariv Services


Wednesday,  April 8, 2015,  Third  Day Hol HaMo’ed

6:45 AM     Shacharit Service

7:30 PM     Minchah Ma’ariv Services


Thursday,  April 9, 2015, Fourth Day,  Hol HaMo’ed

6:45 AM     Shacharit Service

6:00 PM     Services

7:09 PM Candle Lighting


Friday, April 10, 2015,  Seventh Day of Pesach

9:00 AM Yom Tov Service

6:00 PM  Services

7:10 PM Candle Lighting


Saturday, April 11, 2015,  Eighth Day of Pesach,  Shabbat

9:00 AM  Yom Tov and Shabbat Services

7:30 PM – Ma’ ariv

8:30 PM – Hametz may be consumed