Shabbat Hagadol

Join Chesed El Synagogue on Friday, 7 April to commemorate Shabbat Hagadol (the Great Sabbath) which is the Shabbat that precedes Passover.

The history of Shabbat Hagadol is as follows. In ancient Egypt, it was on the 10th day of Nissan, when the Jews were commanded to take a lamb and designate it for the paschal offering. Each Jewish household did so and tied the sheep to their bedposts. The Egyptians, upon hearing the Jews were bringing the sheep as a sacrifice, did not protest, even though the lamb was an Egyptian idol.

That year, 10 Nissan occurred on the Sabbath that was five days before the Jews were freed of slavery. In commemoration of this miracle, we call it Shabbat Hagadol.

This year, Shabbat Hagadol – a time to think about how we prepare ourselves for Passover – begins at 6.45pm on Friday, 7 April, followed by complimentary Kiddush with dinner.

Please make your meal reservations via this e-mail address or by SMS at 86413570 by 31 March. Kindly let us know the number of adults, children and helper (if any).

Reservations will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and we seek your understanding.