Passover 2022


Passover 2022 at Yale

We will be having services and seders together! 80 Wall Street is still under construction, so Passover will look different than it has previously, but the food will be hot, and the company will be wonderful!

RSVP for Slifka’s Passover Seder Options! Please fill this link out by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 6th.

Friday, April 15th

Sign up for any of these seders on the RSVP form

    • Slifka Communal Seder, 7:15 pm at the Graduate Club (155 Elm St.). This will be led by Rav Jason Rubenstein and Rachel Leiken, and will be a fun and meaningful seder with both traditional and interpretive elements and discussion.
    • Traditional Seder Rav Alex Ozar and Lauren Steinberg will be hosting a traditional, Orthodox seder in their home. Email with questions.
    • AEPi Seder This will be a student-led seder at AEPi. More will be provided to those who sign up.
    • Host your own Seder See details below

Saturday, April 16th

Sign up for any of these seders on the RSVP form

  • Host your own Seder See details below
  • Join one of the Slifka Clergy Team Staff will be hosting seders in their homes or another location
  • Russian Speaking Seder Join Ilana Zaks, School of Music, ‘22, for a student-led seder in Russian. More info sent to those who register.

Host your own Seder

Sign up to host on the RSVP form

We are excited to support you in hosting your own seder with friends on either the first or second night of Passover!

There are two options for food for your seders. You can pick up food from Slifka during the day on Friday, April 15, or you can prepare your own food and be reimbursed for groceries/food orders. For both of these options, you can pick up a seder plate with all of the ritual items, as well as haggadot (books for the seder) from Slifka on Friday. 

To select either of these options, please fill out the RSVP form. You will be asked for the names and SIDs of those attending your seder, since this is how we are able to provide reimbursement or meals. 

Who can attend seders?

Slifka Seders are open to all Yale students, staff, faculty, affiliates, and guests in accordance with university policy. To RSVP to attend as a guest, please fill out the RSVP form and send proof of vaccination (including booster) to We will follow up with you about payment once you register.

Is there a cost for seders?

Seders are free for all Yale students! For students on meal plan, attendance at a seder will count as your meal swipe for that evening (if this poses a problem for you, please write to All Yale affiliates who are not students (staff, faculty, etc.) and their families are asked to pay $18 per person, and other guests are asked to pay $36. While this helps us defray the costs for catering seders, if these amounts present a financial hardship please reach out to

All other Passover meals

Throughout Passover, Kosher for Passover meals will be available at Slifka North, 105 Whitney Ave. for lunch and dinner. Those on meal plan can swipe, and the cost for those off meal plan is $13.50 for lunch and $17.50 for dinner. Again, if this presents a hardship please write to

In addition to meals at Slifka North, lunchtime meals will also be distributed to students by Unidine at a more central location on campus. The Unidine van will be parked in the parking lot at Slifka Main (80 Wall St.), Monday-Thursday from 12-1 pm. You can stop by the van to pick up lunch for that day. If you are not on a meal plan, please pay in advance at Slifka North.

Other Passover Events

There is so much more to Passover than seders! Take a look at these other awesome events before and throughout the holiday!

  • Tuesday, April 5th at 8pm – Practical Pesach Primer + QandA with Lauren and Rav Alex We’ll cover all the ins and outs of traditional Pesach prep with an eye toward both excellence and efficiency. There will be ample time for Q and A. Feel free to join in person at 72 Mansfield with extremely Pesach-inappropriate waffles or on Zoom:
  • Friday, April 15th in the morning – Harvesting for Passover at the Yale Farm
    Join staff and students from Slifka at the Yale Farm to harvest parsley and horseradish for Passover! To find out more and participate, email
  • Wednesday, April 20th at 8pm – Matzah Pizza Study Break!
    Come make matzah pizza with friends! Nothing more to it than that. At 72 Mansfield.
  • Saturday, April 23 at 1 pm – Clergy Panel on Passover, Justice, and Our Own Practices
    Join Rav Jason, Rav Alex, and Rachel for a pluralistic panel on Passover, themes of justice and the story of Exodus, and how we each make meaning in and around this holiday.

RSVP for Slifka’s Passover Seder Options! Please fill this link out by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 6th.

Seder Pricing 
Currently Enrolled Students:  Free
Faculty/Staff: $18
Community Members: $36

Passover Daily Meals 
Lunch: 1 Meal Swipe -or- $13.50
Dinner: 1 Meal Swipe -or- $17.50

Community Members interested in or looking for other Kosher for Passover options can reach out to Lauren Steinberg for further assistance.