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Please note that the deadline to register for Passover Seders is tonight, Wednesday, April 17 at midnight.

After this time, if you have any questions please contact Rabbi Jason Rubenstein at [email protected] or Jennifer Rogin Wallis at [email protected]

 

 

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.

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

 

Seders (Friday night April 19 and Saturday night April 20) and First Days

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 Undergraduate and Graduate students not on a meal plan.  The cost for all others is $41.00 for adults and $25.00 for children under the age of 12 (children 3 and under participate at no cost).

 

 

2019-5779 Passover Seders at Yale

To register for any of our Seder offerings or for other holiday meals, please click here. 

 

Friday, April 19, 2018 – 1st Night Seders

MAIN SEDER 7 pm, Slifka Center, Heyman Dining Commons Downstairs

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 Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale, with students

 

TRADITIONAL/HOME SEDER – 7:45 pm, Steinberg/Ozar Home

A low-key, family-style, traditional seder with the Ozar-Steinberg clan at their home at 164 Mansfield. Especially well suited for the wise, wicked, simple, and those who don’t know how or what to ask.

Led by Rabbi Alex Ozar and Lauren Steinberg, Co-Directors and Educators, OU – Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus

 

RUSSIAN SEDER – 7pm, Slifka Center 3rd Floor

Eastern European Jews came to the United States from a variety of places and over many different time periods. At this Seder, we will discuss our diverse identities, histories and traditions, with a focus on ideas of memory and nostalgia. Join us for a multilingual seder and excellent conversation! (No knowledge of Russian or Eastern European background required.)

Led by Rabbi Dan Ross, Senior Jewish Educator, with seniors Danya Levy and Rachel Kaufman

 

AEPi SEDER – 7 pm

AEPi will host a Seder for the fraternity brothers.

Led by Jeremy Goldwasser ‘20

 

MOISHE POD SEDER – 7pm April 19th

Our Seder is designed to promote conversation. We’ll have a selection of different Haggadot around the table, and share poems, texts, and images to supplement the traditional text. Whether this is your first Seder or whether you’re are regular, we just ask that you come ready for a late evening of conversation, an empty stomach, and a question for the table.

RSVP to Yoni Nadiv ([email protected])

 

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 either Friday between 4- 6pm or Saturday 5-9pm.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 2nd Night Seders

TRADITIONAL/HOME SEDER – 7:45 pm

A low-key, family-style, traditional seder with the Ozar-Steinberg clan at their home at 164 Mansfield. Especially well suited for the wise, wicked, simple, and those who don’t know how or what to ask.

Led by Rabbi Alex Ozar and Lauren Steinberg, Co-Directors and Educators, OU – Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus

 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SEDER

This seder will incorporate themes of environmental justice into the traditional texts and rituals of Passover. Over a vegan meal, we will reflect on how the passover liberation story sheds light on the role that humans have in caring for the Earth and pursuing justice. Environmentalism is deeply rooted in Judaism and we hope that through this exploration, we will find ways in which Jewish tradition can inform environmental practices today. We look forward to hearing about the ways that you connect to environmentalism regardless of your religious background and hope that you will find meaning in this seder as a celebration of our planet.

Led by Sophie Lieberman and Gavi Welbel

 

JEWS OF COLOR SEDER

The Jewish diaspora sees Jews scattered all around the world, on every continent except possibly Antarctica. Each year, Passover honors precisely that history of dispersion and resistance, but many of us have stories and memories of more recent diasporic experiences to draw from. Join us for a Seder by and for Jews of color that celebrates our diversity and resilience in diaspora and under colonization, as we eat, drink, and draw from both the traditional Haggadah and modern texts. Come bring light to the vast array of experiences Jewish people have, as we discuss subjects relating to our varied backgrounds, identities, and traditions. (All are welcome, regardless of identity or religious background.)

Led by Sarah Ngo Hamerling ‘19 and Ikenna Maduno ‘22

 

BUNDIST SEDER

Led by Gabriel Groz ‘19

 

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 either Friday between 4- 6pm or Saturday 5-9pm.

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

LGBTQ SEDER – 6:00 pm, Slifka Center Chapel

Incorporating LGBTQ thought and text into the framework of a Seder, this Seder offers an open, welcoming, and thoughtful space for celebrating both Passover and the history of LGBTQ folk in Judaism. People of all religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages, and gender identities are encouraged to come.

Led by Sam Pekats ’22, Syd Bakal ’22, Ella Lubell 21, Mariel Rosenberg ’19, Sylva Kroeber ’23 GSAS and Alexander Josowitz ’22 GSAS.

 

To register for any of these Seders, click here.

 

 

Intermediate Days:

The Slifka dining hall is open for all meals during the intermediate days of Passover. The cost for meals is as below, and all can be paid for by credit card in person:

  • Breakfast: $8 adult; $4 child 4-12; children under age 3 eat free
  • Lunch: $14 adult; $7 child 4-12; children under age 3 eat free
  • Dinner: $17.50 adult; $8.75 child 4-12; Children under age 3 eat free

 

Final Days (Thursday night April 25 through Saturday afternoon April 27)

The Slifka Dining Hall will be open for lunch and dinner on the final days of Passover. To register for those meals, please click here.

 

Passover 2019 Seder meal prices:

Seder Prices

Adult: $41

Child 4-12: $16.50

Child under age 3: free

Current Yale students on a meal plan: swipe

During the week of the holiday (Hol Hamoed). All meals can be paid for by credit card at the

Breakfast: $8 adult, $4 child 4-12. Children under age 3 are free

Lunch: $14 adult, $7 child 4-12. Children under age 3 are free

Dinner: $17.50 adult, $8.75 child 4-12. Children under age 3 are free

 

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