Wesleyan Passover 2021

Wes Passover 2021

Passover this year begins on the evening of Saturday, March 27th and ends on the evening of Sunday, April 4th (or the evening of Saturday, April 3 in the Reform tradition). 

What You Need to Know about Pesach at Wesleyan:

Seder I: Saturday Eve March 27: Seder to Go Kits Available

Individuals or groups that pre-register by Tuesday, March 23 Noon can get a Seder Kit (bottle of grape juice, Matzo and Passover Haggadah manuals). Only 1 kit per person/group. To RSVP email Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu Kits must be picked up at Usdan Kosher Station on Saturday 3/27 from 5-6:30 pm. Please bring bags as you will have many things to carry. The Kosher station will also have all the foods you need for your Seder.

Seder II: Sunday, March 28: Wesleyan Community Seder 5:30 pm

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. Open to only members of the Wesleyan Community.

RSVP REQUIRED! Please RSVP by March 23rd at Noon: https://forms.gle/5R92eWv5akdzBwtk7

Facebook Event Here

First, we'll meet at 5:30 for a super special serenade by the Mazel Tones, the first of the year!!! Then, we'll break up into pre-assigned pods with separate, pre-assigned locations. Together, all pods will log on to a communal Zoom and will participate in a community seder. Each pod will be assigned a pod leader and will prepare something special and meaningful to share with the whole community. Then, a warm Passover dinner will follow. Please bring a bag as you will have a few things to carry.

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.

If you are not on campus but would still like to tune in and/ or prepare something, we would of course love to have you!

The cost is: $16.95 in points/Middletown Cash or 1 meal and $6.95 in points/Middletown Cash. If this is a hardship for anyone, please be in touch with Rabbi David.

**If you have any allergies or food concerns, please share them with Rabbi David at Dleipziger@wesleyan.edu by Tuesday 3/23 at Noon.

Meals During Passover (at Usdan)

Shalom Salaam, located in the Usdan Marketplace, will be open for all of Passover and will be serving “Kosher for Passover” food for the length of the holiday.   

Help/Volunteers Needed

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.

We need help with leading the Passover Seder. If you’re interested in planning or participating in the Seder, please email Sarah Backer at sjbacker@wesleyan.edu, Dalia Rubinstein dprubinstein@wesleyan.edu or Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu. No background or Hebrew skills required.

Passover at Weshop

Weshop will carry a limited number of Kosher for Passover products. Feel free to check them out. Please download the app Transact Mobile Ordering and select Wes2Go to order from Weshop!

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