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 Jennifer Wallis at [email protected] or call 203-432-7376. Please note that the Seder meal is just a meal swipe for students.  There is a special fund to help cover the cost for Yale students not on a meal plan.  The cost for all others is $37 for adults and $25 for children under the age of 12. If you would like to register for meals on the final days of Passover, including Thursday, Friday and Saturday, please click here.

Slifka Center is grateful for the generous support from the Eugene M. Zwillinger Memorial Seder Fund, David Henry Marks Passover Endowment, Fleisher Passover Fund, Shabbat & Holiday Meals Fund, Safer Family and the wonderful families who support Jewish Life at Yale.

 

2018-5778 Passover Seders at Yale

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

 

Friday, March 30, 2018 – 1st Night Seders

MAIN SEDER – 6:45 pm
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 4 questions 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 Samantha Frank, Reform Rabbinic Intern; Juli Goodman, Director of Jewish Student Life; Yoni Millo, Israel Fellow and Director of Israel Education; Peggy Gries Wager ’82, Interim Executive Director with student assistance

 

LGBTQ SEDER – 7:00 pm
Join us for Yale’s 9th annual LGBTQ Seder. Incorporating LGBTQ thought and text into the traditional Seder, this Seder offers an open, welcoming, and thoughtful space for celebrating both Passover and the history of LGBTQ folk in Judaism. Read the Haggadah, ask the four questions, eat delicious kosher-for-Passover food, and sing Chad Gadya together on the first night of Passover. People of all religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages, gender identities, and Yale or non-Yale affiliations are encouraged to attend.

Led by Wade Southwell ‘19, Eli Whitney Scholar and Marlee Goldshine, Springboard Social Justice Fellow


TRADITIONAL SEDER – 7:20 pm
Please join us as we read and discuss 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 which will last late into the night!

Led by Rabbi Mati Pawlak and Hadassah Pawlak, Co-Directors and Educators, OU – Jewish Learning Initiative

 

SEDER TO GO
If you and your friends would like to lead your own Seder in your residential college or off-campus, Slifka Center will provide everything you need, including a full meal, Haggadot, Seder Plate and paper products. Pick up your Seders To Go in the Slifka Center lobby between 4:00 and 5:00 pm on the evening of your Seder.

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 2nd Night Seders

RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN SEDER – 7:00 pm
Eastern European Jews came to the United States from a variety of places and over many different time periods. While shifting and assimilating our identities, we’ve kept our own traditions: our languages, 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 Juli Goodman, Director of Jewish Student Life and Benjamin Rudshteyn ’18 PhD Candidate

TRADITIONAL SEDER – 8:20 pm
Please join us as we read and discuss 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 which will last late into the night!

Led by Rabbi Mati Pawlak and Hadassah Pawlak, Co-Directors and Educators, OU – Jewish Learning Initiative

WOMYN’S SEDER – 6:30 pm
Join us for a radically inclusive womyns Seder, where we will draw on feminist theory and ritual to supplement the texts and songs of the traditional Haggadah. We’re going to reclaim the traditional Seder, create an inclusive space for all womyn identified persons, and drink 4 cups of wine. This Seder will include your favorites: haroset, storytelling, and joy.

Led by Samantha Frank, Reform Rabbinic Intern and Marlee Goldshine, Springboard Social Justice Fellow

AEPi Seder – 6:30 pm
AEPi will host a Seder for the fraternity brothers.

Led by Yoni Millo, Israel Fellow and Director of Israel Education

Seder To Go
If you and your friends would like to lead your own Seder in your college or off-campus, Slifka Center will provide everything you need, including a full meal, Haggadot, Seder Plate and paper products.  Pick up your Seders To Go in the Slifka Center lobby between 4:00 and 5:00 pm on the evening of your Seder.

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