Sim Shalom Online Synagogue Offers Services for Passover and Yom Hashoah

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Jews celebrate the time of liberation and freedom during Passover with Sim Shalom Online Synagogue

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"Sim Shalom's Rabbi Blane leads joyful services traditional in liturgy and progressive in thought for Passover."

Sim Shalom Online Synagogue offers services during the Festival of Passover and on Yom Hashoah. Are you a firstborn child? Attend Sim Shalom's "Fast of the Firstborn Service" on Friday, April 19th at 9:00am and skip fasting.

To attend all of Sim Shalom's services free go to our website and click where it says go live. We stream on Facebook and on Ustream, whichever works for you. There is also a live chat option to communicate with Rabbi Steve Blane and other attendees.

On Friday April 19th, the first night of Passover, Rabbi Blane will represent Sim Shalom and lead a short seder from 6-6:45PM at The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in New York City.

On Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm EST join Rabbi Blane online for a Tal and Yizkor service. On Passover many Jewish communities recite a special prayer called Tefillat Tal, literally “the prayer for dew" as well as the traditional Jewish Memorial Service called Yizkor. Yizkor is recited four times a year during holiday synagogue services and allows a designated and formal time for Jews to say prayers of mourning.

And on Friday, May 3rd join Rabbi Blane for Songs, Readings and Meditation to honor those who died in the Holocaust at a Yom Hashoah service.


Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Created in 2009 by Rabbi Steven Blane on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Sim Shalom offers a means of connecting the unconnected. Rabbi Blane leads accessible and short Shabbat services every Friday night using a virtual interface and additionally Sim Shalom provides online education programs, Jazz concerts, conversion and life-cycle ceremonies along with weeknight services at 7:00PM EST led by Rabbis and students of this online community.

Rabbi Blane is also the founder and director of the Jewish Spiritual Leader's Institute,, the online professional rabbinical program.

Sim Shalom, a non profit 501 © (3) tax-exempt organization, nurtures a Jewish connection through its mission of innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community. For more information visit or call 201-338-0165.

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