*Shul Announcements:* 1. *Please remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin.* 2. Please see below for important post-Pesach information regarding local stores. *Zemanim**:* *Tonight and Friday (7th Day)* Mincha: 5:53 p.m. Hadlokas Neiros After: 6:08 p.m. Shacharis: 8:30 a.m. Sof Zman Kriyas Shema: 8:59 a.m./9:42 a.m. Mincha/Hadlakas Neiros: 7:12 p.m. Shkia: 7:30 p.m. Maariv: 8:05 p.m. *Shabbos (8th Day)* Shacharis: 8:30 a.m. (Yizkor approximately 10:30 a.m.) Sof Zman Kriyas Shema: 8:58 a.m./9:41 a.m. Mincha: 7:00 p.m., followed by Neilas HaChag Shkia: 7:31 p.m. Maariv: 8:20 p.m. *Purchasing Chometz after Pesach* According to the information currently available, local stores can be categorized as follows: The Shomer Shabbos stores in the community (Kosher Konnection, Main Ingredient, etc.) are in the (Very) Highly recommended category, as they sold their Chametz before Pesach and purchase new Chametz after Pesach from reliable sources. (1) Highly recommended: Costco, QuickCheck, Rite-Aid, CVS, Walgreen’s, Trader Joe’s, Shoppers Vineyard. (2) Recommended: Shoprite on Paulison, Wal-Mart (3) Not recommended: Stop & Shop, Target, Food Basics, Shoprite in Nutley, It should also be noted that arrangements are made each year with the Paulison Shoprite to set aside specific products before Pesach to ensure that they are not Chametz She’avar Alav HaPesach. These products are also in the “Highly recommended” category. These products are available immediately after Pesach, and a detailed list of the items is available in the store. Clarification of which items are of concern 1) The restriction against purchasing products applies to “overt Chametz”. This includes: cereal, cookies, crackers, pretzels, grains, and flour. Products which contain vinegar, such as mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard, may be purchased since there is a likelihood that the vinegar is not Chametz. 2) When can one resume purchasing Chametz products from a store that is “not recommended”? It is difficult to ascertain the shelf-life and turnover rate of inventory in supermarkets. It is advisable to follow the view that one may purchase Chametz from any store starting from Lag B’Omer (Sunday, May 18). However: a) Bread has a rapid turnover and therefore may be purchased starting several days after Pesach. The recommended duration may vary from store to store so one should consult one’s Rav for guidance. b) Alcoholic beverages containing Chametz are included in the Halacha of Chametz She’avar Alav HaPesach. The turnover rate of inventory in liquor stores takes longer than in supermarkets. Therefore, one should get guidance from his Rav before buying alcoholic beverages from a Jewish-owned store that did not arrange for the sale of Chametz. 3) Non-Chametz products can be bought in any store.