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Hag Kasher Vesameah to all!

Edmond J. Safra & Joseph S. Jemal Synagogues

Turnberry Village & Porto Vita Minyan

                         Passover Schedule


Pesah Schedule 2020

Tuesday April 7th                              Deal                     Aventura

Bedikat Hames after.                           8:00 p.m.             8:16 pm

Wednesday April 8th Ereb Pesah

Erub Tabshilin must be done on the day preceding the holiday in order to prepare on Yom Tob for Shabbat. This is done by placing a massa together with a cooked food (ex: a boiled egg) and reciting the following blessing “Blessed are you Hashem our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with his commandment and commanded us concerning the Misva of Erub.

The Erub should be eaten on Shabbat.

Taanit Bechorot – anyone that is a bechor please get details on how to participate in a zoom siyum

                                                          Deal                       Aventura

Latest time to eat Hames                             10:47 a.m.                   10:53 am

Burn Hames by                                            11:52 a.m.                    12:07 pm

Candle lighting                                                7:09 p.m.                    7:22 pm

Sundown                                                          7:27 pm                       7:40 pm

Hassot (midnight for afikoman)                                              12:57 a.m.                  1:22 pm


Minha followed by Arbit

After Arbit on the first two nights of Peash before the Seder we say the whole Halel.


First Seder in Evening

Thursday April 9th First day Pesah

Say Shema by 8:55 am

Please say Shahrit followed by full Hallel

Read the Torah and haftarah from the Mahzor without a beracha followed by Musaf

Morid Hatal - Musaf

Candle lighting after*                                  8:08 p.m.                             8:16 pm

*from existing flame

Count the Omer after Arbit

Hassot (midnight for afikoman)                       12:58 a.m.                               1:22 am

Second Seder in Evening

Friday April 10th Second day Pesah

Say Shema by 8:53 am

Please say Shahrit followed by full Hallel

Read the Torah and haftarah from the Mahzor without a beracha followed by Musaf

Candle lighting before                             *7:11 p.m.                               7:23 pm

*from existing flame

Saturday, April 11th Shabbat Hol Hamoed

Please say Shahrit followed by ½ Hallel for the remainder of the holiday.

Read the Torah and haftarah from the Mahzor without a beracha followed by Musaf

Minha 7:00 pm followed by Seuda shelisheet

Arbit 7:50 pm Begin Saying Barechenu

Shabbat ends….……                              8:10 p.m.                                      8:23 pm

Sun & Mon, April 12th- 13th Hol Hamoed

Shahrit without tefilin

Tuesday, Hol Hamoed

Candle lighting                                       7:18 p.m                                       7:23 pm

Wednesday, April 15th Seventh day of Pesah

Say Shema by 8:47 am

Candle lighting from existing flame after 8:14 pm

Thursday April 16th Eight day of Pesah

Shabbat & Yom Tob ends                              8:15 p.m.                            8:25 pm


Please pray for the speedy and full recovery of all our brothers and sisters that are sick.

May Hashem accept all of our heartfelt prayers for the best.

Besurot Tobot.


You may eat your sold Hames

after 9:00 p.m.


                        Tizku Le Shanim Rabot,        Rabbi Isaac Farhi



At this time, COVID-19 has reached epidemic proportions in our community and we must take it upon ourselves to proactively address the ongoing health situation. 

Together with some of the foremost medical experts of our community, we have prepared the following critical guidelines to ensure the safety of our community. These must be implemented immediately and until further notice. As this is a matter of Sakanat Nefashot (Life & Death), it is the responsibility of every individual to adhere to these diligently and it is a grave עבירה (sin) to be lenient. 


1. There should be no minyanim, shiurim or learning in any of our Synagogues. 2. House and outdoor minyanim may not be hosted or attended. 3. Every single member of our community is פטור (exempt) from praying with a Minyan. 4. It is extremely dangerous for anyone who is (i) elderly, (ii) immuno-compromised, or (iii) exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, to leave their home. These members of our community should not accept visitors. Please make arrangements for food and supplies to be delivered and left at your door. 5. If you experience ANY of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, weakness, or diarrhea, STAY HOME! 6. Under no circumstances should any member of our community visit their elderly parents, grandparents, 

or friends unless there is a real necessity to do so. 7. Men’s Mikvaot are no longer available for use. 8. Women’s Mikvaot will remain open with newly imposed cleaning regulations. If a woman is not feeling well, or if she is in mandatory quarantine / isolation, she cannot go to the Mikveh and should consult her Rabbi for further clarification. 9. Families should consult a Rabbi with respect to upcoming weddings. Weddings should be attended by a very small number of people (not to exceed 10 people), sufficient to hold the Huppah only, with no dancing. 10. All other Semahot should be delayed until a later time. 11. A rabbi must be consulted with respect to the proper way to plan a Brit Milah. A Brit Milah should 

not include more than a few family members (no Minyan). 12. Nihum Abeilim (Comforting Mourners) should be done over the phone and not in person. If mourners are elderly, they absolutely must not be visited in person. A Rabbi MUST be consulted in any such circumstance. 13. There should be no playgroups, playdates, or babysitting groups. 14. Work should be done from home whenever possible. 15. Do not go out in public other than for essential activities. At the supermarket, be cautious to maintain 

at least a six-foot distance from others around you. 16. Stores, especially butchers and grocers, should accommodate phone or online orders and offer delivery services and curbside pick-up. It is imperative that the number of people in these stores is as limited as possible. This is a serious precaution that must be taken in order to not undermine our community’s great sacrifice and effort in containing the spread of COVID-19. 

Please note that this letter was composed in an expedited fashion as a response to the rapidly evolving situation. We apologize in advance for any errors or omissions. We also welcome comments and any other Rabbis who would like to have their name added to future versions and updates 


1. The need to close our Yeshivot, Synagogues, and Batei Midrash is unprecedented in our community’s recent history. This is upsetting to us all, and feelings of sorrow are both expected and appropriate. 2. In these difficult times, we must keep in mind the power of our tefillot and we must, therefore: 

a. Remember the power of prayer. Pray for those that have already contracted the Coronavirus and 

pray that no one else gets sick. b. Tehillim c. Torah learning d. Misvot and good deeds (while practicing effective social distancing) e. Charity f. Unity and avoidance of speaking Lashon Hara g. Efforts in maintaining mental and physical health with a sense of optimism and trust in Hashem. 3. If you contract the coronavirus, please share this information with the people you’ve been in 

contact with, so as to minimize further spread among our community members. 


 Shabbat Vayikra


Sun, April 5 2020 11 Nisan 5780