Pesach Programs at Mekor Habracha
Mekor Pesach Hotline
Questions about Hilchot Pesach (or any other topic)?
Call (215) 535-4246 or email the shul, and you will hear back soon from Rabbi Hirsch.
Services at Mekor
The comprehensive schedule of Pesach services at Mekor may be found on this page.
Use this link for Mekor's At-home Guide to Pesach Services (2022).
Rabbi Hirsch's Pesach Classes, 2022
~ The Seder that Passed You Over
This class was originally held on Tuesday, April 12. Rabbi Hirsch provided a bird's eye view of the seder that revealed its meaningful structure, and explored the compelling and remarkably relevant underlying message of the Haggadah. Use this link for a recording of the class on Rabbi Hirsch's podcast. Use this link for the class source sheets.
~ Pesach Without The Pain: A Practical Guide to the Laws of Passover 2022
This class was originally held on Monday, April 4. Use this link for a recording of the class on Rabbi Hirsch's podcast.
Rabbi Hirsch's Passover books, newly revised!
~ Pesach Without the Pain: A Practical Guide to the Laws and Practices of Passover
This book is based on Rabbi Hirsch's annual class. The newest edition includes a special chapter on the halachot that are applicable this year, when the first day of Pesach falls on Shabbat. To order the paperback or Kindle format, use this link.
~ Bringing Order to the Seder: A Modern Guide to the Traditional Passover Haggadah
This monograph is a companion book to the Haggadah. The newest edition includes questions to help guide the reader through each chapter, as well as additional footnotes to connect the Haggadah text with the corresponding chapter in the book. To order the paperback or Kindle format, use this link.
Deadline for emails & donations is Wednesday April 13.
If you would like to to sell chametz through the shul, please email the shul with the name of the owner or renter and address of each location you would like to sell. IMPORTANT: please indicate if you will NOT be on the U.S. East Coast for the Passover holiday, and if so, indicate where you will be. Suggested donation to the shul is $18 per location. Please see below for info about how to pay.
Deadline for emails & donations is Wednesday April 13..
There is a traditional practice called "Maot Chitin" or "Kimcha D'Pischa", which is giving charity to those who cannot afford their Passover expenses. The shul has created a special fund to help individuals fulfill this important mitzvah. If you would like to donate to this fund, please email the shul. See below for info about how to pay.
Wine & Chocolate Tasting with Games
For Young Professionals & Grad Students
Shabbat/Yom tov, April 23, at 5:00pm
Ticket $5; sponsorship $20 (both payable prior to Shabbat)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Make Your Donations for Selling Chametz & Maot Chitin
AFTER you have emailed the shul, you may use Venmo, PayPal Giving Fund, or regular PayPal, or pay by check sent to Mekor Habracha c/o Ellen Geller, 3 Saint James Ct., Phila, PA 19106. If you use standard PayPal, please include an additional 3% to cover their fees.
Wishing everyone a happy and kosher Passover!