Passover @ VBS

Celebrate Passover at VBS

Passover begins on Friday evening, March 30

  • Sell Your Chametz
    Now through March 29
    Get ready for Passover! Come to the Main Office or Ritual Director Yossi Dresner's office to complete the form. For more info call (818) 788.6000. Or sell your chametz online!
  • Passover: A Jewish Musical
    Sunday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m.   
    Presented by the VBS ECLC Performing Arts Academy. Tickets: $10 online. Visit to purchase tickets.
  • Pesach Prep 
    Wednesday, March 21 from  7:30-9:00 p.m.   
    Join VBS Rabbis for an educational evening in preparation of the Passover holiday.
  • Coffee & Conversation: What CAN We Eat During Passover?
    Tuesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m.
    Join Rabbi Ed Feinstein for some coffee, bagels and lox to have a conversation about the difference between chunky and smooth peanut butter, the history of legumes during Passover and how rice became a vegetable. Itwill be a great way to start out your 2018 Passover on the right foot and sneak in some last minute hametz. Hosted by VBS Sisterhood. No cost. RSVP requested. Visit to RSVP.
  • Community Passover Second Seder
    Saturday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m.
    Highlighted with music, song and Afikomen fun for the children! A delicious Kosher for Passover dinner is catered by Starlite Caterers. Paid reservations will be honored in the order received. Space is limited - make your plans early. Registration deadline: Monday, March 26. Visit for pricing and to RSVP. For more information contact Natasha Benzaken at (818) 530-4008 or email [email protected].
  • Schedule of Passover Services View the flyer >

schedule-of-services-passover_v02.jpg​Friday, March 30 - Eve of First Day
Morning Service: 7:30 a.m. in Winer Chapel
Siyyum Bechorim led by Rabbi Ed Feinstein
BURN CHAMETZ before 10:00 a.m.
Early Minyan Service: 5:00 p.m. in Winer Chapel
FIRST SEDER in the evening
Shabbat Candle Lighting 6:54 p.m.

Saturday, March 31 - First Day of Passover
First Day Pesach Service: 9:30 a.m. in Niznick Sanctuary led by Rabbi Joshua Hoffman
Early Minyan Service: 5:00 p.m. in Winer Chapel
VBS Community Passover Second Seder: 6:00 p.m.
SECOND SEDER in the evening 
Holiday Candle Lighting 7:51 p.m.

Sunday, April 1  - Second Day of Passover
Second Day Pesach Service: 9:30 a.m. in Sher-Lopaty Chapel led by all VBS Rabbis

Thursday, April 5  - Erev Yom Tov
​Holiday Candle Lighting 6:59 p.m.

Friday, April 6 - Seventh Day of Passover
Seventh Day Pesach Service: 9:30 a.m. in Sher-Lopaty Chapel led by Rabbi Noah Farkas
Evening Minyan Service: 6:00 p.m. in Winer Chapel
​Holiday and Shabbat Candle Lighting 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 7 - Eighth Day of Passover
Eighth Day Pesach Service: 9:15 a.m. in Niznick Sanctuary led by Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Shabbat Morning Service: 9:45 a.m. in Niznick Sanctuary with the Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class of 2018
YIZKOR service: 11:00 a.m.                             
Holiday Ends at 7:56 p.m.

Passover Resource Guide