Passover

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Passover is a magical time for Jews – a celebration of freedom, spring and new beginnings.  Yale Hillel and Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and its Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen are providing a variety of options for those planning to spend part or all of the holiday at Yale. There are many ways to share the holiday with your friends, classmates and colleagues and we are excited to be a part of your celebration.

If you have any questions, please contact Slifka Center at [email protected] or call 203-432-9419.
Slifka Center is grateful for the generous support of our Passover Seders from the Eugene M. Zwillinger Memorial Seder Fund, and the David Henry Marks Passover Endowment, and the wonderful families who support Jewish Life at Yale.

2016-5776 Passover Seders at Yale

To register for any of our Seder offerings, please click here

Friday, April 22, 2016

Slifka Main Seder

Please join us for this all-inclusive Seder experience, blending the traditional Haggadah with contemporary reflections and lots of participation!  Whether you are new to Passover Seders or can recite the Ma Nishtanah by heart, you will find plenty to enjoy.  Come by yourself or bring a whole group; we look forward to having you be a part of this fun, inspirational evening.

Led By Rabbi Joshua Ratner, Associate Rabbi and Jewish Educator

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Slifka Center – Dining Hall

Traditional Seder 

We will be going through and discussing the entire Haggadah in a traditional and Halakhic manner. We will come together over the festive meal at our home. Attendees should bring their thoughts on the Haggadah to contribute to a lively discussion which will last late into the night!

Led by Associate Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier and Chana Zuckier, Co-Directors of JLIC

Time: 8:15 p.m.

Location: Zuckier Home

Queer Seder

Come join us for Yale’s seventh annual Queer Seder as we continue this wonderful tradition. Incorporating queer thought and text into the traditional Seder, the Queer Seder offers an open, welcoming, thoughtful space for celebrating both Passover and the history of LGBTQ folk in in Judaism. Delicious kosher-for-Passover food will be provided, and people of all religions, sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to come. 

Led by Hannah Friedman ’17.

Time: 6:45 p.m.

Location: Slifka Center – Zucker Reading Room

Seder To Go

Pick up your Seders To Go in the Slifka Center lobby between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Women’s Seder

Come engage with, challenge, and embrace the text of the Passover Seder as we celebrate the heroes and heroines of our tradition. We’ll raise our voices alongside the matriarchs of our own families and those of the Passover narrative. Join us as we explore shared experiences on the journey from enslavement to empowerment. 

Led By Rabbinical Intern Andi Fleigel and Rabbi Leah Cohen, Executive Director and Senior Jewish Chaplain

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Slifka Center – Susman Hall

Russian Seder

Around the fall of the Soviet Union, over a million Russian-speaking Jews emigrated after decades of closed borders, many moving to Israel, Canada, or America. As a result, a new generation of RSJ’s (Russian-speaking Jews) began to compose a significant portion of previously established Jewish communities in the West. But we’ve also kept our own traditions: the Russian language, a love of Pushkin, and delicious foods from former Soviet national republics. In this Seder, we will come together as Jews, Russian-speakers, immigrants, and everything in between, and bond over the parts of our unique identity that make us different from the rest of the American Jewish community, as well as the parts of our heritage that we share with our Jewish peers.  No knowledge of the Russian language or Soviet background required! Everyone is welcome.

Led by David Kurkovskiy ’17

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:Slifka Center – Zucker Reading Room

Traditional Seder

We will be going through and discussing the entire Haggadah in a traditional and Halakhic manner. We will come together over the festive meal at Slifka Center. Attendees should bring their thoughts on the Haggadah to contribute to a lively discussion! 

Led by Associate Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier and Chana Zuckier, Co-Directors of JLIC

Time: 8:15 p.m.

Location: Zuckier Home

Young Adult Seder

Join us for this exciting seder for the young adult community in New Haven, featuring delicious food, lively discussion and all the things that make us ask “why is this night different?”

Led by Israel Fellow, Yoni Millo & community members

Time: TBD

Location: Slifka Center – Slifka

Seder To Go

Pick up your Seders To Go in the Slifka Center lobby between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

To register for any of our Seder offerings, please click here