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For 2017 / 5777:
Passover begins on Sunday, April 10th and ends on Tuesday, April 18th.
First Night Seder is April 10th
1st Seder – Monday, April 10, 7pm @the JCC
2nd Seder – Tuesday April 11, 7pm@the JCC
Communal Pesach Meals
7th Night Pesach Dinner – Sunday, April 16, 7pm @the JCC
8th Night Pesach Dinner – Monday, April 17, 7pm @the JCC
Download the OLS 5777 / 2017 Passover Holiday Booklet: ALL schedules, forms, events and preparation details can be downloaded here.
Download our fillable 2017 Yiskor form (it is included in the booklet) names to be recited during Yiskor on April 11th You may use our donation page form for this purpose as well – be sure to include the Hebrew name of the deceased..
Preparing for Pesach – Seminar for Domestic Helpers
Wednesday, March 29 – 1:00-2:00pm at JCC L3 Multi-Function Room
“Surviving the Seder – All You Need to Know” with Rabbi Oser
Wednesday, April 5, 8:30pm in the synagogue
2017 Communal Kashering
Sunday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 4 – 12:00-2:00 pm at JCC Car Park
More info as a PDF
The JCC restaurant is open every day during Passover (festive meals need to be booked in advance) and the JCC koshermart undergoes a complete makeover to supply a wide variety of international products approved for Passover use.
Rabbi Oser sells chametz. If you would like him to sell your chametz please fill out the following form.
SELLING OF CHAMETZ
I, the undersigned, hereby authorize Rabbi Asher Oser of the Ohel Leah Synagogue, Hong Kong to act on my behalf and to sell all my Chametz before the coming Passover, in accordance with prevalent Jewish custom, and in whatever manner he deems proper and effective.
Said Chametz is found especially at (list address(es) below)
This authorization includes the sale of Chametz that is in my possession, including goods that would be delivered to me during the period of April 10 through April 18 of this year, as well as Chametz which I may own in full or in part through shares of stock in corporations which sell or deal in Chametz. All of the aforesaid Chametz is to be sold to a non-Jew of the Rabbi’s choosing, during the time that it is still legally permitted to sell Chametz. The purchaser has free access to the Chametz acquired by him, and to any storage area in my possession which will be rented to him.
The place where the Chametz is located is to be rented to the buyer at the Rabbi’s option for the period of April 10 through April 18 of this year, and the Rabbi is authorized to act as agent for such rental. The buyer’s deposit and rental fee are to be retained by the Rabbi as compensation.
This document, when accompanied by the full bill of sale and rental to be executed by the Rabbi at the time of the sale, shall be considered as the bill of sale itself with all the conditions and clauses that are enumerated in the full bill of sale. This authorization is made binding by my signature below, and by a kinyan (formal halakhic transaction), or by either of them alone.
Please complete and submit this form to Ohel Leah Synagogue office by April 7 or you may download this form as a PDF by clicking here. You may submit the completed PDF to the OLS office in person or by fax to 2548-4200. For further information, please contact Rabbi Oser on 2589-2621.
* At this time it is customary to give kimcha d'pischa, a donation for Passover needs for the poor. Monies collected will be distributed locally.