@ Chabad Cambodia
Pesach: April 15-23, 2022
Message from the Rabbi

3,334 years ago we came out of Egypt, but the journey isn't over. As long as we didn't reach the promised land we are still exiting Egypt. Each of us has to go out of his/her Egypt, meaning limitations, on a day-to-day basis. Once a year we also commemorate the actual time in which we have begun this journey.

Most important is the Shmurah Matzah. Shmura Matza is the "food of faith" and "food of healing". We all need healing, preventative hopefully. We will do our best that each and every one of you will get Shmurah Matzah for both seders wherever you may be, whether here in Phnom Penh, greater Cambodia or out of the country. Please let me know ASAP. I will find a way to get it to you! If you know of anyone who I don’t know of, or I might not know of (like the fellow whom we buried yesterday), please bring to it my attention.

The Shmurah Matzah should be eaten on the first evening (April 15, 20222) after nightfall and again the following night.

Below is our Pesach schedule.

Wishing you a Kosher and Happy Passover!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, I am here for you!
Rabbi Bentzion Butman

Community Seder

In case you are not doing it at home or with friends, please reserve your spot at our limited public seder which will take place both nights at Chabad.


The first and 2nd seder will both start at 6:30 at the 2nd floor of Chabad.

Please note that we will be serving Kosher for Passover meals all throughout the holiday from the Passover kitchen on 2nd floor.

holiday times
Friday – March 26th

Authorize the Rabbi to sell your Chametz before 10 am today (or earlier) by filling up this form

Candle lighting time: 5:53 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm
Kiddush and dinner 6:55 pm

Saturday – March 27th

Shachrit at 8:00 followed by Kiddush and Chametz meal.

Chametz can't be eaten after 10:03 am and should be disposed of before 11:04 (These times are for Phnom Penh. Finish a few minutes earlier in other towns or check your location).

Torah reading and musaf (aiming to have a minyan) at 11:00 followed by (kiddush for those who didn't hear yet and) Kosher for Pesach cholent (no Matzah).

Candle lighting (from an existing flame) after 6:43 pm.

Only after 6:43 pm, can you start your seder. If you have kids, start right then so they can have a chance to hear the story of Exodus from you.
Make sure each of you eats at least half a Matzah from the Shmurah Matzah.
Finish eating the afikoman no later than 12:05 am.

Chabad Seder will start at 6:30 with Arvit and we aim to make kiddush by 7:00.

Sunday – March 28th

Shachrit at 10 followed by Kiddush and festive meal.

Candle lighting (from an existing flame) after 6:43 pm.

We start Counting the Omer.

Chabad Seder will keep same times like last night.

Monday – March 29th

Shachrit at 10 am followed by Kiddush and festive meal.

Friday – April 2nd - Shviei Shel Pesach

Candle lighting at 5:54 pm.

Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 followed by Kiddush and festive meal.

Saturday – April 3rd Shviei/Acharon Shel Pesach

Shachrit at 10 followed by Kiddush and festive meal.

Candle lighting (from an exsisting flame) after 6:43 pm followed by Arvit, Kiddush and festive meal.

Sunday – April 4th - Acharon Shel Pesach

Shachrit at 10 am followed by Kiddush and festive meal.

Moshiach Seuda at 5 pm.

Yom Tov ends at 6:43 pm. Chametz is permitted. Please allow 45 mintues for re-purchase of the Chametz sold by the Rabbi on your behalf.

Sell your chametz

Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.

Any non-disposed of 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.

In case you are in Cambodia, I will be more than happy to sell the non-Kosher-for-Passover food of yours to a non-Jew on your behalf. Just fill up this form. If you are not in Cambodia, it is better that you sell your Chametz with your local Rabbi (as your hours of Pesach are different). I will be happy to put you in touch with him.

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 out to you nationwide and make sure you have your Shmura Matzah for the holiday!!!

Meal of Moshiach

Sunday, April 4, 5:00 pm

Just when you thought you have seen it all! This day, the final day of Passover, emphasizes an even greater 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.

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