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Chag Pesach
15-22 Nisan 5780
April 8-15, 2020


* The next announcement page will be published on Thursday, April 16


Pre-Recorded Seder Led By Rabbi Ada & Cantor Evan:

Let's celebrate the seder together, virtually: Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan have recorded in advance the seder, led by them, in two YouTube videos.  In this way you can watch and listen to the videos the evening of the seder, at a time convenient for you.  The hagadah used was edited by the Israeli Reform Movement and it includes "additions during the time of the coronavirus."

Part I - From the beginning of the seder till the 2nd cup:  please click here.

Part II – From the second cup through the end of the seder: please click here.

*** The text for the hagadah is displayed on the screen for both the readings and songs.

For those interested in downloading the hagadah either to print or to use at your own Zoom seder, please click here .


Livestream Broadcasts of Har-El’s Services and Classes on Our YouTube Channel:

We continue to livestream our services on classes via Har-El’s YouTube channel, from the homes of Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan. To go to our congregation’s YouTube channel, please click here . This link will connect you directly to the service or class as they are broadcasted, via your computer or cellphone.


Following is the schedule of Har-El’s coming broadcasts for Pesach:

- Festival morning service for the first day of Pesach: Thursday, April 9 at 10 AM

- Kabbalat Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach: Friday, April 10 at 6 PM

- Shabbat morning Chol Hamoed Pesach: Saturday, April 11 at 9:30 AM, including reading the Song of Songs.

- Festival evening service for the seventh day of Pesach: Tuesday, April 14 at 6 PM

- Festival morning service for the seventh day of Pesach, Wednesday, April 15 at 9:30 AM, including yizkor.


Please Note:

During Chol Hamoed Pesach, April 12-15, Rabbi Ada’s classes on the weekly Torah portion and on the prophet Jeremiah will not be held.  The classes will restart after Pesach.


Reaching the Har-El Staff:

Following the instructions of the Ministry of Health, the Har-El staff will be working from home. We are available and happy to assist you at any time, including during Chol Hamoed Pesach:

Rabbi Ada: 052-452-2387
Cantor Evan: 054-474-2314
Shany, Har-El’s administrator: 053-649-9584.


Now More Than Ever It’s Time to Lend a Hand – “Kimcha D’fischa” During the Corona Crisis:

Keren B’chavod, the social justice arm of the Reform movement, in coordination with welfare departments around the country, continues its annual “Kimcha D’fischa” (Passover food fund) campaign.  All contributions will be used to purchase food vouchers and provide immediate financial assistance to families in need from all parts of Israeli society. 
For more details (in English!) including how to contribute, please click here .


Services and Classes
from Last Shabbat and the Past Week:


Following are links to watch Rabbi Ada’s sermons from this past weekend, Shabbat “Tzav”:

Friday evening, April 3: please click here

Saturday morning, April 4: please click here


Class on This Week’s Torah Portion, Shmini:

On Monday, April 6, Rabbi Ada gave a class on this week’s Torah portion, Shmini.  Please click here to watch the lesson.


Chag Pesach Sameach,
and Wishes of Good Health
For Us All!

Chairman - Zvi Giladi

Rabbi - Ada Zavidov

Cantor - Evan Cohen
Administrator - Shany Shlomo


Kehilat Har-El
16 Shmuel Hanagid Street
Jerusalem 9459216 
Tel: +972-2-625-3841
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