Passover 2021 / 5781
WashU Hillel Passover Community Cookbook
We are thrilled to present to you the 2021 WashU Hillel Passover Community Cookbook! This cookbook is full of delicious family recipes, traditions and stories from current students, alumni, WashU Hillel Board and Staff, just in time to give you plenty of fresh ideas for your Seder table & meals throughout the week (because as much as we all love matzo pizza, you can only eat so much of it).
Click here to download!
Celebrate Passover your way with a variety of options from Hillel!
Pre-Passover Food Drive | 3/19 - 3/26
Need somewhere to get rid of your Hametz before Passover? Want to do a mitzvah and help our food-insecure neighbors? Have extra meal points you’d like to spend on a good deed? Contribute to our pre-Passover food drive for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry from Friday March 19- Friday March 26th. There will be collection boxes by Bear’s Den, Village House, and Hillel all week, come drop off your food items anytime!
First Night Seder
Saturday, March 27, Seatings at 5 pm and 7pm
Are you looking for a safe, meaningful Passover experience with your WashU Hillel community? Hillel’s multiple Seder seatings in our beautiful backyard are free and perfect for you! Join your friends and meet others as Hillel’s Campus Rabbi Jordan Gerson hits all of the highlights, and takes us out of Egypt quickly!
Seder Menu: Crudités, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, oven-roasted chicken, potato kugel, mixed roasted vegetables, assorted desserts and berries
RSVP here by Sunday, March 21. Seating is limited and by reservation only; masks are required at all times other than while dining.
Do Your Own Seder
Whether you’re planning to dine on your own while on a Zoom with family, enjoy the Seder with suitemates, or host your pod in your apartment, Hillel has you covered for BOTH First and Second Night Seders!
For first night, choose a free, catered individual meal (Crudités, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, oven-roasted chicken, potato kugel, mixed roasted vegetables, assorted desserts and berries) OR an $8 subsidy per person to order in or prepare your meal on your own. Sign up here.
For second night, choose an $8 subsidy per person to order in or prepare your meal OR sign up to receive an individually-packed Seder meal using meal points/Bear Bucks. Sign up here.
No matter which option you choose, Hillel will ALSO provide a filled Seder plate, grape juice, matzah, and a Haggadah tailored for easy use by both new and experienced Seder leaders.
Sign up now! EXTENDED DEADLINE! DYO Seder signups close Sunday, March 21 at 11:59pm.
Passover Meals for Students
· Lunches Daily | March 28 – April 2 (outdoor seatings at 11:30am or 12:45pm)
· Dinners Daily | March 29 – April 1 (outdoor seating from 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
· Shabbat Dinner | Friday, April 2 (outdoor seatings at 6:00pm and 7:30pm)
· To-Go Options Daily
How many times can one eat matzah pizza? Join us for delicious Kosher for Passover lunches and dinners at Hillel throughout the week! All meals are free for students. Seating is limited and by reservation only; masks are required at all times other than while dining.
New this year: Free Meals To-Go! Class schedule won’t allow you to dine at Hillel? Prefer to dine on the go or with your pod? Reserve your lunch in advance and pickup at Hillel from 11:30am – 12:15pm; dinner pick-ups are also by advance registration and available 5:00 – 6:00pm (limited exceptions for pick-ups outside of these windows – please mark requested time on the form).
Deadline for ALL meals from March 28 – April 2 (Dine-in or to-go) is Wednesday, March 24.
Scroll down for menus. To RSVP, click here!
*Passover meals are also available through WashU Dining Services throughout the week.
Curbside Passover Meals for Community Members
Lunches Daily | March 28 – April 2 (pick-up 11:30 am – 12:15 pm)
Dinners Daily | March 29 – April 2 (pick-up 5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Take the stress out of Passover meal planning! Pick-up a delicious lunch to eat at your desk or a hearty dinner to heat up for your family to enjoy. All Kosher for Passover meals are catered by Kohn’s with convenient curbside pick-up and cost $15 each.
Pick-up location is 6320 Forsyth 63105 (immediately west of the Hillel building)
Deadline for ALL meals from March 28 – April 2 is Wednesday, March 24 (unfortunately, we cannot accommodate meal pick-ups outside our curbside times).
To RSVP, click here!
Sunday, 3/28 – grilled chicken sandwiches with side salad, potato chips and cole slaw. GF/Veg option – tuna salad with savory cold quinoa salad
Monday, 3/29 – chicken cacciatore with oven roasted Italian baby potatoes. Spinach salad with strawberries and balsamic. GF/Veg option – quinoa stuffed peppers
Tuesday, 3/30 – burgers with French fries and a side salad. Veg/GF option – portobello burgers
Wednesday, 3/31 – salmon fillets, quinoa with cranberries, mushrooms and onion. Spinach salad with strawberries and balsamic. GF/Veg option – matzah lasagna
Thursday, 4/1 – BBQ beef or chicken (your choice!) with French fries, broccoli, and a side salad. GF/Veg option – quinoa moussaka
Friday, 4/2 – Grilled chicken salad or sandwich (your choice!) with potato salad, cold roasted veggies, and a side salad. GF/Veg option – sweet quinoa salad
Monday, 3/28 – matzah lasagna with broccoli and Italian salad. GF/Veg option – veg and quinoa moussaka
Tuesday, 3/29 – BBQ grilled chicken with German roasted potato salad and side salad. GF/Veg option – quinoa stuffed peppers
Wednesday, 3/30 – Chinese chicken with stir fried veggies and quinoa fried ‘rice.’ Asian inspired green salad. GF/Veg option – stir fried veggies and quinoa fried ‘rice’
Thursday, 4/1 – salmon with mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and a said salad. GF/Veg option – veggie and quinoa moussaka.
Friday, 4/2 – matzo ball soup, brisket, roasted baby red potatoes and roasted zucchini. Arugula and spring greens salad. GF/Veg – quinoa stuffed portobellos
Let My People Flow Yoga | 3/25 AND 4/1 | 7:30pm
Join us for Jewishly inspired yoga for Passover with Yoga Otzma. We will come together to lead our mind and bodies from constriction to freedom. We will focus our mindful practice on repairing the world, from the inside out. Sign up here.
Art & Soul: Passover Edition | Sunday, March 3/28 | 3-4pm | Hillel
Join us for the first installment of Art & Soul! We'll discuss the themes of the Passover story and the Seder plate, from spring-time to freedom, and decorate your own keepsake ceramic seder plates! Sign up here to reserve supplies and your spot for this in-person program under the Hillel tents by Thursday, March 25th at 5PM!
Prince of Egypt Movie Screening & Discussion | Monday, March 3/29 | 7-9pm | Hillel
Join us for a screening of the classic animated Passover movie The Prince of Egypt on the massive Hillel screen! Enjoy some kosher for Passover movie snacks while we watch this musical masterpiece, followed by a brief discussion of the narrative portrayed in this film as compared to the real Passover story. Sign up here to reserve your seat!