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Why Is This Erev Pesach Different From All Other Erev Pesachs?

(Courtesy of The ROC) That is a question heard when the infrequent occurrence of Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat. How infrequent, you might ask? The last time it happened was 13 years ago, and the next time it happens will be in four years, and then not again for another 20 years.

The complex Jewish laws surrounding this day are unlike most other years, and with so much to do in a short amount of time, it could be daunting if you are not well acquainted with the halachot. But fear not, The ROC of New Jersey is giving away a free step-by-step guide to “When Erev Pesach Falls On Shabbos” by noted halachic posek Rabbi Reuven Drucker of Agudath Israel of Edison-Highland Park. This 14-page full-color booklet can be printed directly from your computer. All you need to do is go to their website at www.therocnj.org to obtain your complimentary guide.

Josh Pruzansky, founder and president of The ROC of New Jersey, said, “The board of our organization is very grateful to Rabbi Drucker for his generous gift of this year’s version of the guide as a gesture of support for the activities of this new organization. We are thankful for his encouragement and appreciation of our mission and goals.”

This newly redesigned booklet contains day-by-day instructions leading up to Pesach, and includes a chart of the important time deadlines including those of burning, eating and disposing of one’s chametz in more than 20 cities nationwide.

The ROC of New Jersey was created six months ago with the mission of helping the residents of the Raritan Valley of New Jersey, encompassing the vibrant Jewish communities of East Brunswick, Edison and Highland Park, on both the individual and communal levels. With several initiatives already undertaken including promoting local Jewish-owned businesses, an Employment Assistance Initiative assisting more than 55 residents with the tools necessary to find a new job, including coaching and a job board, and educating community members about the COVID-19 vaccines, The ROC of New Jersey has already made a significant impact on the community. Now they are providing to all who go to their website a guide that will help people better understand what needs to be done on the rarest of Erev Pesachs.

After the Pesach holiday, The ROC of New Jersey will be embarking on several new exciting initiatives, one of them being community growth. To learn more about the Raritan Valley Jewish communities and its many shuls, day schools, yeshivot, kosher food, affordable housing and much, much more, please go to their website www.therocnj.org, or you can reach out to the founder, president and CEO of The ROC of New Jersey, Josh Pruzansky, by sending an email to [email protected]. The ROC of New Jersey wishes a chag kasher v’sameach and a very joyous holiday of Pesach to all.

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