Wesleyan Passover 2017

Passover

From Slavery to Freedom - Otto Geismar, 1927

Passover this year begins on the evening of Monday, April 10th and ends on the evening of Tuesday, April 18th (Monday 4/17 in the Reform tradition). 

What You Need to Know about Pesach at Wesleyan:

1. How to Have a Transformative Passover/Seder (Workshop) Monday April 3rd

2. Seder I: Monday April 10  (How to sign up and volunteer) 

3. Seder II: Tuesday April 11

4. Seder II: Tuesday April 11: Seder To Go

5. Meals During Passover (and special rates at Usdan)

6. Schmooze with the Jews: April 13

7. All Campus BBQ Lunch: April 14 

8. Shabbat Dinner April 14 th

9. Help/Volunteers Needed

10. Passover at Weshop

11. So what is Passover Anyway? Cool Passover Websites

 

1. How to Have a Transformative Seder/Passover (Workshop) Monday April 3rd

How to make this year's Seder different from last year's. Join Rabbi David at 5 pm at ORSL Lounge 169 High St. Enjoy extra leavened Pizza from Mondo's .

2. Passover Seder I

Monday April 10,at 5:30 PM (Please arrive a few minutes early as we are hoping to start on time.)

Location DFC

The Seder is a community celebration that celebrates the Jewish People’s liberation from Egypt. Join us for singing, great discussions and a whole lot of fun.

Please RSVP by April 5th  (by Noon).

The cost is: $16.95 in points/Middletown Cash or
1 meal and $6.95 in points/Middletown Cash

To RSVP, email Anna Denton (adenton@wesleyan.edu)
The email must include: your name, WES ID #, and whether you’re paying with points or with cash.

If you are in need of gluten-free Passover food for this meal, please be in touch with Rabbi David by March 27th.

Help needed!

Interested in making this Seder your Seder?

Want to help contribute to Seder? Or consider bringing to the Wesleyan Seder a short reading, an activity, or an object meaningful to you?  To sign up, click here.

Help with pre-Passover planning!

If you’re interested in planning or participating in the Seder or for more information, please email          
Rabbi David (dleipziger@wesleyan.edu).
*No background or Hebrew skills required.

3. Passover Seder II: Seders-To-Go

For the second Seder, on Tuesdday, April 11 we will once again offer “Seders-to-Go”.  You choose your friends and the location, we’ll supply the food, matza, grape juice, Seder plate, and the Haggadot (Passover Manual), all available at Shalom Salaam/ “Kosher”.

If you would like to do this, RSVP to adenton@wesleyan.edu by April 5th. Please provide your name, Wes ID #, and indicate whether or not you are a vegetarian.  You will be charged for a meal or equivalent in points. We will have a veggie and a meat option. Seder-to-Go meals must be picked up at Shalom Salaam/ “Kosher” on Tuesday April 11th from 5-6 pm.  Each person has to pick up their own meal.

4. Passover Second Seder 

In the past, students have organized a second seder and opened it up to members of out community. If this ends up happening, please email Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu.

There is an alternative Wesleyan haggadah produced by the students of the Contemporary Jewish Thought student forum from two years ago that we can use, but the second night Seder can really take any form that the we want it to take. Please email Rabbi David if you are at all interested in being involved in this planning in any capacity, or if you have any ideas/suggestions about how you think the Seder should go.

  

5. Meals During Passover:

Shalom Salaam, located in the Usdan Marketplace, will be open for Passover and will be serving “Kosher for Passover” food for the length of the holiday.  It will be open for lunch and dinner, starting with lunch on the 11nd and ending with dinner on the 18th.   

Passover Meals at Usdan  

For every Kosher for Passover meal you will eat at Usdan, there will be a $1 surcharge. The individual single ticket will be available for purchase from April 22nd until April 30th. For more information or to ask questions, please email John at jkehoe@wesleyan.edu.

Also, the Bayit, located at 157 Church Street, will have a kosher kitchen that will be kashered for Passover.  Feel free to use it!

For more info contact: Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu

6. Schmooze with the Jews: April 13

Attn Class of 2021 admitted students: Come hang out at the Bayit and meet members of the Jewish community. 157 Church St 9pm

7. All Campus BBQ Lunch: April 14 

Enjoy yummy Kosher for Passover food on Foss Hill at this annual event.

7.Shabbat Dinner, Friday April 14th 

On Friday, April 14th, join us for a special Shabbat dinner at the Bayit. Services 5:00pm followed by Shabbat Dinner at 6:30pm.  All are welcome!

 

8. Help/Volunteers Needed

We need help with leading the Passover Seder. If you’re interested in planning or participating in the Seder, please email Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu.

 

9. Passover at Weshop

Weshop will carry a limited number of Kosher for Passover products.  Feel free to check them out.

 

10. Cool Passover Websites

http://kolaleph.org/2013/03/06/palms-passover-and-climate-change/

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Passover.shtml

http://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/midrashim-and-prayer-passover

https://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/passover-haggadah-supplement-2011-2