Happy Passover!
Wednesday Evening April 8 - Thursday April 16, 2020
Rabbi's Message

I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy.

The Jewish people have always been bound tightly together, and that has kept us strong through thick and thin. Now, with the precaution of social distancing, we are finding alternative ways to stay connected and keep each others spirits up.

Please know we are here for you. If you need anything at all, whether it is Matzah for Passover or a listening ear, feel free to reach out to us at (310) 845-6434 or email us at JewishCulverCity@gmail.com

Passover is traditionally spent with family and friends, a celebration of the Divine gift of Jewish survival and community.

But with coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social interactions, at this time, it looks like we won’t be able to host our annual Community Passover Seder.

We are strongly encouraging everyone to stay home and enjoy a beautiful intimate Seder with their immediate family. We pray and hope things will change for the better very soon.

In response to those asking for guidance on how to prepare for their Seder for the first time, here is a list of To-Dos & FAQs.

As always - and especially now - I am available for you and your family in whatever way you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

Our warmest wishes and blessings to you and yours for a happy and healthy Passover!
May this season of redemption bring you true freedom of body and of spirit.



Rabbi Levi & Mrs. Rochy Begun

Sell Your Chametz

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Pesach.

Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
Maos Chittim
"All who are hungry, let them come and eat." We must ensure that our brothers and sisters have the means to celebrate freedom too.

Most of the people who are hungry will not be standing in our dining rooms as we begin our Seder, waiting for the invitation. As such, in preparation for the Passover holiday, it is age-old Jewish tradition to contribute generously towards funds that ensure that indeed everyone who is in need has the necessary provisions for the holiday—food, matzah, wine, festive clothing, etc.

Learn more!


Further Reading
Pesach is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Pesach features from our site, from the practical to the esoteric. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Pesach.