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    FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 6:45 PM
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The Chabad Jewish Center was established in August 2003. Our aim is to give meaning, share joy and add spirituality to the every day. Our dream is to teach these values in a warm and nurturing environment where people can grow together, enjoying life and Judaism simultaneously.

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  • Search for Chametz Tonight The search is conducted with a beeswax candle, feather, wooden spoon, and a paper bag. Read More
  • Sell Your Chametz OnlineUse this online form to sell your chametz for Passover. Read More
  • 8 Steps to Defuse a Potentially Explosive Passover SederThere’s a strategy for handling crazy challenges like this. It’s called flying higher. Even if you’r... Read More
  • Seven Haggadah Passages That Must Bug YouThe Hagagadah is alive, and nothing that’s alive can be made to fit into neat parcels. Read More
  • Of Matzahs, Majorities, and Talmudic MagnificenceA Case Study of How Rabbinic Theorists Adjudicate Uncertainties Read More
  • Do I Need to Sell My Pets for Passover?Check your pet food to ensure it has no chametz ingredients. Read More
  • 14 Afikoman Facts Every Jew Should KnowLearn about the last food we consume on Seder night. Read More
  • Hostage Moms Call for Adding—and Filling—Seats at Seders WorldwideChabad-led #SeatAtTheSeder campaign brings hostages’ plight to thousands of Passover tables Read More
  • The Fifth SonWatch the Rebbe’s call to find the “fifth child,” the one who is not yet even at the Seder Table. Th... Read More
  • Take the Haggadah QuizThe timeless guide to Seder night; how well do you know the Haggadah? Read More