04/07/22:      Passover 5782/2022: Please review guides from the CRC, OU, and Star-K  regarding specific Passover items. Please feel free to contact the Vaad or your local Orthodox Rabbi with any specific questions. 
04/07/2022: Passover 5782/2022:  The holiday starts on Shabbat (Friday night). 

ERUV STATUS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATED 4/8/2022


                                                     Pesach Zemanim - Times for Erev Pesach

                                                        Albany, New York 5782 ∙ 2022                                                                               

  SHABBAT HAGADOL                                                                       Saturday, April 9

  BEDIKAT CHAMETZ (search for chametz)                                  Thursday, April 14, after 8:20 p.m.           


      Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District

                                                Pesach Zemanim - Times for Erev Pesach

                                                      Albany, New York 5782 - 2022                                                                               

  SHABBAT HAGADOL                                                                 Saturday, April 9

  BEDIKAT CHAMETZ (search for chametz)                                  Thursday, April 14, after 8:20 p.m.           

  BURNING OF CHAMETZ                                                             Friday, April 15, 11:48 a.m.

  SALE OF CHAMETZ                                                                    Friday, April 15, before 10:30 a.m.

  ACHILAT CHAMETZ (last time to eat chametz)                           Friday, April 15, 10:41 a.m.

  BEGIN SEDER                                                                             1st night, Friday, April 15, after 8:22 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2nd night, Saturday, April 16, after 8:23 p.m.

                                                                        Candlelighting

                                                PASSOVER 1st NIGHT:  Friday, April 15, 7:19 p.m.
                                               PASSOVER 2nd NIGHT:  Saturday, April 16, 8:23 p.m.


LAST DAYS:     Thursday, April 21, 7:25 p.m., Friday, April 22, 7:25 p.m.                                                                                         Yom Tov Ends:  Saturday, April 23, 8:31 p.m.        Do not eat chametz before 9:15 p.m.


On behalf of the President of the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District and his officers and Board we wish you and your families a happy, healthy and sweet Pesach.  Each of us will choose the best way to fulfill the celebration of the holiday.  Some of us will begin to reunite with family and friends (vaccinated), some in more limited environments.

Throughout the year we have endeavored to partner with Federation and Jewish Family Services to make sure we care for all families in whatever needs there are.

Our role has always been to provide the most comprehensive information to answer questions you and our community may have.  This year we continue to do all we can to help and support local Kashruth to the highest degree.  We have chosen to provide you with website links to the largest kosher agencies for your convenience.  If you still have questions do not hesitate to call us.

When it comes to medicine, our Vaad advisements have been to always follow your physician and take all medications as prescribed.  On a more homeopathic or probiotic level we have the newest information that can holp you choose your needed supplements with the least number of halachic issues.  Please email vhcd51@yahoo.com or call the Vaad Office 518-489-1530 with your questions.

As a note, the holiday is enveloped with food and kashruth, and should truly be a time of Simchah (joy).  The word simchah in Hebrew is very close to the mishpacha (family) in Hebrew; the only extra letter is a Peh which could mean our mouth and the letter is attached to the Hebrew word Peh-sach (Passover).

In all what we eat and even more importantly what we say can bring us closer to family whether in person or in Zoomland Hollywood squares.

Please celebrate, enjoy, experience and prayfully share with others appropriately for a Chag Kasher V’Sameach.

Shalom,

Rabbi Moshe Bomzer, Rav HaMachshir                                            Stephen Levy, President