@ Chabad Cambodia
Pesach: April 19-27, 2019
Message from the Rabbi

As we approach the holiday of Pesach, we think of all the laws, customs and traditions associated with the holiday, and what this holiday represents to us personally and as a People.

Please join us at our annual communal seder, and take advantage of our Passover-related services and events.

You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you and your family a kosher and happy Passover,

Rabbi Bentzion and Mashie Butman

P.S. Following the requests of several individuals, in addition to our open for all holiday meals as scheduled below, we will be serving Kosher meals at Chabad throughout the weekdays of the holiday at cost price. If you would like to take advantage, please contact us.

Community Seder

Join us for a Passover Seder you will remember for a lifetime!


First Seder: Friday, April 19th 6:00 pm.
Phnom Penh: Himawari Hotel.
Siem Reap: Cheathata Suites Hotel
Kampot (Hebrew): Kampot Diamond Hotel.
Ko Rong (Hebrew): Stay tuned

Second Seder: Saturday, April 20th 7:00 pm at Chabad in Phnom Penh only.

Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.

RSVP required

Service Schedule
Friday – April 19th

The following times are for Phnom Penh:

Eat chametz until 9:54 am
Burn your chametz before 10:57 am
Candle lighting time: 5:54 pm at Himawari Hotel followed by Arvit and Communal Seder 

Saturday – April 20th
Morning Services: 10:00 am followed by Kiddush and holiday meal
Candle lighting (from existing flame) 6:45 pm sharp followed by Arvit.
Second Seder: 7:00 pm
Sunday – April 21st
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yom Tov Ends: 6:45 pm
Thursday – April 25th - Shviei Shel Pesach
Candle lighting at 5:55 pm followed by Arvit, Kiddush and Holiday dinner
Friday – April 26th
Morning Services: 10:00 am followed by Kiddush and Holiday meal
Candle lighting 5:55 pm, followed by Arvit, Kiddush and Holiday dinner.
Saturday – April 27th - Acharon Shel Pesach

Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor: 11:30 am
Kiddush and holiday meal: 12:15 pm
Moshiach Seuda-Meal: 5:30 pm
Yom Tov Ends: 6:46 pm (Please allow 1 hour before using the Chametz sold via Chabad so we can re-purchase)

All services and meals aside from the 1st Seder will take place at the Jewish Center

Sell your chametz

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.

Any non-disposed chametz 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 Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.

Order Matzah

Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use.

Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.

Order your matzah today! We will reach to you nationwide and make sure you have your Shmura Matzah for the holiday!!!

Meal of Moshiach

Saturday, April 27, 5:30 pm

Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Passover, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.

Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Passover concludes with a "Feast of Moshiach." This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Passover and open our consciousness to the coming redemption.

Holiday Guide
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Passover Picks

Passover is a great time to reconnect with our history and traditions. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Passover 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 Passover.