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From our Hillel Seder to Yours

The events of October 7th, war in Gaza, and rising antisemitism will undoubtedly impact our Seder experiences, reflections, and the ways many of us approach the themes of Passover this year. Rabbi Jordan Gerson, WashU Hillel’s Silk Foundation Campus Rabbi & Chief Experience Officer, has adapted WashU Hillel’s Haggadah for our new reality post-October 7th.

Click here to access three excerpts that students will be reading together at WashU Hillel’s First Night Seder on campus, which you might wish to incorporate into your own Seder gatherings.

First Night Seder
Monday, April 22 | 7pm | The Knight Center | Anheuser Busch Dining Hall

Are you looking for a meaningful Passover experience with your friends and community? Hillel’s Seder is free and perfect for you! 

Seder Menu: Crudités, matzo ball soup, chicken in red wine sauce, rosemary roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, and assorted desserts.

RSVP here by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 14.

Do Your Own Seder
Create your own Seder traditions with friends, suitemates, your club or group, or your fraternity or sorority with Hillel's Do Your Own Seder offering!  We provide matzah, filled Seder plates, haggadot of your choosing, grape juice, paper goods and utensils, along with your choice of a Kohn's catered Passover meal or an $8 per person subsidy to make your own meal!

Sign up to host First Night, Second Night, or another night during Passover.  Instructions for pickup and requirements to receive your meal/subsidy (such as the dates of mandatory DYO Seder Leader Workshops) can be found on the sign up form, and will be emailed to you after sign up.

DYO Seder signups close Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm. Sign up here!

Menus below!

Passover Meals for Students
Lunches Tuesday, April 23 - Tuesday, April 30
Dinners Wednesday, April 24 – Monday, April 29
Lunch 11:30am-1:30pm | Dinner 6-8pm

How many times can one eat matzah pizza?  Join us for delicious Kosher for Passover lunches and dinners at Hillel throughout the week, from burgers to salmon and so much more! All meals are free for students. 

Deadline for meals Tuesday - Thursday (Ap 23 - Ap 25) is Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm. 
Deadline for meals Friday - Tuesday (Ap 26 - 30) is Tuesday, April 16 at 11:59pm. 

Sign up here!

*Passover meals are also available through WashU Dining Services throughout the week.

Passover Meals for Community Members & Prospective Students and Families
Lunches Tuesday, April 23 - Tuesday, April 30*
Dinners Wednesday, April 24, Sunday, April 28, and Monday, April 29
Lunch 11:30am-1:30pm | Dinner 6-8pm
*current students only lunch on Sunday, April 28

Take the stress out of Passover meal planning! If you are visiting WashU during Passover, we'd love for you to join us!
Cost is $20 per lunch, $25 per dinner. Prospective student is free!

Deadline for meals Tuesday - Thursday (Ap 23 - Ap 25) is Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm. 
Deadline for meals Friday - Tuesday (Ap 26 - 30) is Tuesday, April 16 at 11:59pm. 


Salad bar and dessert array at every meal!

Tuesday, 4/23 - garlic dill salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables. (Veg option - egg / tuna salads, eggplant schnitzel)
Wednesday, 4/24 - chicken marsala, potato kugel, broccoli (Veg option - roasted vegetable lasagna)
Thursday, 4/25 - butternut squash soup, herb roasted chicken, roasted vegetables (Veg option - stuffed mushrooms)
Friday, 4/26 - burgers, herbed potato wedges, ratatouille (Veg option - portobello burgers)
Saturday, 4/27 - artichoke chicken, roasted yukon potatoes, veg medley (Veg option - eggplant with quinoa)
Sunday, 4/28 - STUDENT ONLY - matzah brei brunch with sweet and savory toppings, broccoli and apple kugels, fruits and souffles
Monday, 4/29 - chicken schnitzel, potato kugel, broccoli (Veg option - quinoa stuffed peppers)
Tuesday, 4/30 - chicken fingers, chips, cole slaw, eggplant schnitzel)

Wednesday, 4/24 - Chinese beef & broccoli, quinoa fried 'rice,' stir fried veggies (Veg option - everything but the beef)
Thursday, 4/25 - STUDENT ONLY - matzah madness! Build your own matzah pizza, with Vaad certified roasted vegetable lasagna option
Friday, 4/26 - STUDENT ONLY - on campus for WILD! Roasted vegetable lasagna
Saturday, 4/27 - STUDENT ONLY - grilled chicken, chips, coleslaw (Veg option eggplant schnitzel)
Sunday, 4/28 - pulled beef & chicken, herbed potato wedges, ratatouille (Veg option - quinoa stuffed peppers)
Monday, 4/29 - heimishe brisket in gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, veg medley (quinoa stuffed portobellos)