Passover Seder & Meal Registration


First Night Seder starts on Wednesday, April 5th, with candlelighting at 7:15pm. Read below for descriptions of all of our Seder options. The deadline to register is April 3rd.

Second night seder will be hosted in staff homes. The deadline to register is April 3rd.

  • Family Seder with Rabbi AdamJoin us for a classic Seder that covers the Hagaddah and all the elements you remember at your family Seders. Just like at home, we’ll go around the room and read the Hagaddah together. It will be lively and interactive!
  • This is the Bread of Our Affliction: A Sensory Seder with Rav MayaDuring the Seder, we don’t just tell the story of the Exodus, we see, smell, feel, and taste liberation,” says Rabbi Jill Jacobs. Join Rav Maya as we sense our way through the Seder’s symbols. We’ll spend time contemplating each cup of wine, every bite of matzah, every drop of salt water and how each element of the Seder helps us experience the liberation we’re commanded to feel on this auspicious night.
  • Hebrew-Speaking SederJoin Shaked and Lior for an Israeli Passover Seder in Hebrew! We’ll read the Haggadah, sing, and generally be loud in Hebrew. Fluency not required!
  • Social Justice SederJoin student leaders in a peer-led Seder that connects the themes of the Haggadah to modern issues of the need for justice, liberation, and systemic change. In this seder you can expect lots of participation, readings in English and lively discussion!
  • Grad Student SederWhile graduate students are welcome at any of our Berkeley Hillel Seders, this one is JUST for graduate students! Join us for a traditional Seder and an opportunity to build community. At this Seder, you can expect participatory reading, thoughtful conversation, and delicious food.

Passover Meal Schedule
We are providing meals throughout Passover. Scroll past seder registration to read more and register.

Passover Programming

In addition to meals, we have a lot going on during Pesach! Check out the full calendar here. 

The Building During Passover

Throughout Passover, the kitchenette will be stocked with kosher-for-Passover goodies that you are welcome to come and eat. We will be posting building hours, which will look different than usual. We ask that students and anyone entering the building refrain from bringing their own food until the Hillel building for this week.

The registration form has closed. In the spirit of the Passover holiday, all who are hungry come and eat, no one will be turned away at the door. If you plan on attending a seder and were not able to RSVP, please email Lauren Fleischman at

Kosher for Passover Meal Schedule

While many of our meals are open to the wider community, we are limiting the registration for kosher-for-Passover meals to only students who identify as Jewish. You MUST RSVP ahead of time to attend these meals!

  • Friday, April 7th: Kosher for Passover Shabbat at Berkeley Hillel
  • Sunday, April 9th, 6:00pm: Chol Hamoed KFP Dinner (Registration Required)
  • Monday, April 10th, 6:00pm: Chol Hamoed KFP Dinner (Registration Required)
  • Tuesday, April 11th, 8:00pm: KFP Yom Tov Meal (Registration Required)
  • Wednesday, April 12th 8:00pm: KFP Yom Tov  Meal (Registration Required)

Register for KFP Meals Here!