March 20 – 21, 2019 Wednesday, March 20 Fast of Esther Begins: 5:50am Mincha & “Half Shekel”: 5:30pm That 7o’s Purim Begins: 7:00pm Megillah Reading: 7:40pm Fast Ends: 7:47pm Thursday, March 21st Purim Day! Services 9:00am Megillah Reading: 9:30am Moroccan Purim Party: 5:30pm Meggilah Reading: 6:00pm How We Celebrate PurimContinue Reading

Matzah plays a central role on the Holiday of Passover and goes by many names. ‘Bread of Faith’, ‘Bread of Affliction’, ‘Bread of Healing’… It reminds us of our humble origins and about the unique and powerful relationship we share with G‑d. This year use the real stuff!  Order yourContinue Reading

Note: Leading halachic authorities have ruled that online authorizations are acceptable for the purpose of selling chametz. The traditional and preferred practice, however, is for the authorization transaction to be done in person with the local rabbi. Note: The deadline for submissions is 8:00am (Oakland time) on April 19, 2019.Continue Reading

Arpil 19-27 2019 – Nissan 12-22 Thursday, April 18 Bedikat Chametz Search for Chametz: 8:15pm Friday, April 19,Pesach Eve Finish Eating Chametz before: 10:53am Sell and Burn Chametz before: 12:01pm Candle Lighting: 7:30pm Community Pesach Seder: 7:30pm Shabbat, April 201st Day of Pesach Holiday Services 10:00am Kiddush Luncheon 12:00pm YJPContinue Reading

CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM THIS PASSOVER WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY IN THE HEART OF OAKLAND! APRIL 19, 2019, at 7:30PM At CHABAD OAKLAND | 3014 LAKESHORE AVE, OAKLAND DISCOVER & LEARN THE SEDER RITUALS GOURMET PASSOVER CUISINE INTERNATIONAL WINE SELECTION HEBREW AND ENGLISH READINGS NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED $40 PERContinue Reading

Chabad of Oakland presents Purim in Morocco Thursday, March 21 • 5:30pm At Chabad Center for Jewish Life A magnificent Purim extravaganza for the entire community! Delicious Moroccan FeastInteractive Drum Circle • Henna Artist • Face Painting • Preserved Lemon Making • Purim Crafts • Hamantashen & L’Chaims Megillah ReadingContinue Reading

Jewish Holidays and Festivals. Explanations, observances, study, guide and multimedia to all major and minor Jewish holidays and fast days. 15 ShevatMonday, January 21, 2019 Work permitted The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. Purim BeginsContinue Reading