Happy Passover!
Join us for Pesach at Uptown Chabad
Rabbi's Message

Dear Friend,


"In every generation, man is obligated to personally experience the Exodus from Egypt."

The liberation of our ancestors from Egypt marked the first time that the Jewish People were emancipated from slavery. But this was certainly not the last time that our People echoed the words of G‑d, "Let My People Go!". Indeed, this has become the modus operandi of the Jewish People ever since.

We are fortunate enough to live in a wonderful, free country. But life and human nature have their way of turning even the most privileged people into slaves of their own instincts and habit.

Pesach is the opportunity for us to tap into the infinite Divine power of our souls to break free of the shackles of emotional weakness and truly realize our potential as G‑d's ambassadors of light to the world.

Let's utilize the opportunity to take the bold leap into freedom.   

— Rabbi Moshe Steiner


Service Schedule


Erev Pesach - Friday, March 30

Eat Chametz until:  11:14am

Communal Chametz burning (behind 51 Waterloo Ave):  11:15am

Burn your chametz before:  12:18pm

Candle lighting time:  7:24pm

Eat Matzah and observe 1st Seder after:  8:11pm

1st Day Pesach - Shabbat, March 31

Morning Services: 10:00am (note late starting time)

Candle lighting after:  8:26pm

Eat Matzah and observe 2nd Seder after:  8:26pm

2nd Day Pesach - Sunday, April 1

Morning Services: 10:00am (note late starting time)

Yom Tov Ends:  8:28pm

1st Day Chol HaMoed - Monday, April 2

Morning Services:  7:00am

Erev 7th Day Pesach - Thursday, April 5

Candle lighting time:  7:31pm

7th Day Pesach - Friday, April 6

Morning Services:  9:15am

Candle lighting time:  7:32pm

8th Day Pesach - Shabbat, April 7

Morning Services: 9:15am

Yizkor Service: 10:30am (aprx)

Shabbat & Holiday end:  8:35pm


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 your matzah today!

Meal of Moshiach

Shabbos, April 7, 6:30 pm (starting with Mincha)

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

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Pesach concludes with a "Feast of Moshiach." This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Pesach and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.

Pesach Store

Do you need a haggadah? Or perhaps a nice kiddush cup? Or a gift for a host? Get everything you need for pesach and support Chabad at the same time.

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.