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 Tonja Withers at [email protected] or call 203-432-4084.
Slifka Center is grateful for the generous support from the Eugene M. Zwillinger Memorial Seder Fund, David Henry Marks Passover Endowment, Fleisher Passover Fund, Safer Family, Poorvu Family and the wonderful families who support Jewish Life at Yale.

 

2017-5777 Passover Seders at Yale

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Slifka Main Seder

Please join us for this all-inclusive Seder experience, blending the traditional Haggadah and songs with contemporary reflections. 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 Leah Cohen, Executive Director and Senior Jewish Chaplain and Becky Jaye, Rabbinic Intern

Time: 7 p.m

Location: Slifka Center – Dining Hall

The Queer Seder

Come join us for Yale’s eighth 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

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 Matan Cutler ’20

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Slifka Center – Beit Midrash

Seder To Go

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

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Social Justice Seder

Come experience a Passover Seder infused with social justice reflections.  We will focus on current refugee and immigrant experiences as ways to connect more deeply and personally with the traditional Haggadah.  Please join us as we explore opportunities to transform the Passover narrative into a contemporary call to action.

Led by Rabbi Josh Ratner, Associate Rabbi and Jewish Educator and Yoni Millo, Israel Fellow

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Slifka Center – Slifka Chapel

Russian & Eastern European Seder

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 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 TBD

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Slifka Center – TBD

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

For JGAP Members or students not on a meal plan who wants to eat Kosher for Passover Meals, please click here.