"Our Passover Seder at KU Hillel was incredibly special,” said KU event planning intern, Stacy Bernstein. “People from all over came together to celebrate this holiday. We shared a delicious meal and enjoyed each other’s presence creating a special holiday away from home for everyone involved. I really enjoyed helping plan the event for others.”
Jay Lewis, Executive Director of KU Hillel, along with a group of KU Hillel students led the Seder in an interactive and engaging way. Throughout the night, students at each table led their peers in discussion questions about the history of Passover and what Judaism means them.
Those in attendance were served traditional matzo ball soup, chicken, vegetables, and Passover friendly dessert. Jacki Kleger, KU sophomore from Washington D.C., used this Passover Seder to catch up with friends from the recent birthright trip she took in January.
“It was a fun time and it is always nice to reconnect with the people I met on birthright through KU,” she said.
Toward the end of the Seder, one person from each table was elected to search for the afikomen. Becca Levine, KU sophomore from St. Louis, found it and her entire table was awarded Starbucks gift cards.
At the end of the night, each student walked away with a “Keeping Passover” guide created by KU Hillel which details how to keep Passover, why to keep Passover and finally some recipes for various Pesadich meals.