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Welcome to Harvard Hillel

Harvard Hillel is the catalyst for Jewish life at Harvard, serving the cultural, religious, educational, social, and political needs of all segments of the undergraduate and graduate Jewish student communities.  We also welcome and encourage Harvard faculty, staff, and the general public to participate in Hillel's events and activities.


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Passover Seders at Harvard Hillel

Monday, April 14

Progressive/Reform Seder @ 8:00pm with Rabbi Getzel Davis - The Progressive/ Reform Seder is a new take on an old ritual. The seder will not involve much Hebrew, but will include most of the traditional parts of the seder. It will be participatory, spiritual and involve song and games. We will begin at 8:00 and food will be served at 9:30. Our Haggadah is the "Velveteen Rabbi Haggadah."

Traditional Seder @ 8:00pm with Rabbi Dani Passow - Join us for a stimulating Passover Seder! We’ll follow the traditional format, eat delicious food, and have inspiring conversation. All are welcome!

Tuesday, April 15

Grad / Traditional Seder @ 8:30pm with Rabbi Getzel Davis - The Grad/Traditional Seder on the second night is open to community members, graduate students and undergrads. We will be reading through most of the traditional seder in English and in Hebrew. There will participatory pieces and we will sing the old standards. In addition, there will be opportunities to think about the ways in which we are still stuck in a metaphoric bondage and visioning how we could get free.

PJA Seder @ 8:30pm with Elena Hoffenberg - Join the Progressive Jewish Alliance and the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition for the Progressive Passover Seder. Seders challenges us to think not only about the questions posed by the story of the Exodus from Egypt, but also our responsibilities to each other today. This year, we will be joined by two organizers from the area of Argentina in which Harvard's timber companies operate. Their story, like the Passover story, is one of justice, freedom, and liberation. We have put together our own Haggadah for this year's seder. Readings will be in English and Spanish and blessings in Hebrew will be accompanied by transliteration and translation. All are welcome!

Contact Linda for reservations 617.495.4695 ext 221 (linda@hillel.harvard.edu) if you are not a Harvard undergrad on a meal plan.

Schedule of Passover Meals


Reunion Events

Graduating Senior & Reunion Brunch - Wednesday, May 28

Reunion Shabbat Dinner - Friday, May 30

Young Alumni Reception - Saturday, May 31


Looking to plan an event at Harvard Hillel? Please fill out this form and email it to Linda (linda@hillel) and Kathleen (kathleen@hillel).

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