How Should We Use Our Freedom This Passover?

Celebrate Your Freedom Through Questions and Dialogue This Passover!

Undergraduate Passover Seders

Passover, the time of our freedom, is coming soon! BU Hillel is excited to offer you fun and friendly interactive Passover seder experiences!

Hillel will host Seders for the entire BU community on Monday, April 22nd at 7:15pm.

What is the point of freedom? How should we use and exercise our freedom? Our goal this year is to teach and practice asking questions and listening to answers in order to build community through conversation around the questions above. 

We are eager to offer four Seder options and invite you to choose the community that’s right for you:

  • An Undergraduate Seder with Rabbi Brandon
  • A Graduate Seder with Ethan and Ellie
  • A Seder for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, and Guests with Rabbi Jevin
  • A “30-Minute” Seder with Lior and Micha

Register here for a seder!

This year we are excited to once again help students host their own Seder meals on Tuesday April 23rd. We will reimburse hosting your friends up to $15 per BU student. Prior signup required here.

The deadline to sign up for seders is Thursday, April 18th at 11:59pm. You will receive a confirmation email with all of your Passover seder meal information by Friday, April 19th. If you have any additional questions or Passover needs on campus, please reach out to Rabbi Brandon ( or Emily (

Looking to sell your chametz? If you would like to sell your chametz, please fill out this form by Sunday, April 21st.

Undergraduate Passover Programming

  • Matzah Pizza Making! – Thu 4/25 – 5-7pm – We’ve got the matzah, cheese, and sauce, you make the pizza! Register here.
  • The Prince of Egypt Pre-Shabbat Screening – Fri 4/26 – 4pm – Join the Hillel staff for a special showing of perennial Passover favorite, The Prince of Egypt. Register here.

Graduate Passover Seders

    • GradHillel Passover Seder – Mon 4/22 – 7:15pm – Graduate Student Passover Seder led by Ethan and Ellie. Click for More Info & RSVP
    • A Seder for Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty, and Guests – Mon 4/22 – 7:15pm – A Passover Seder for all generations led by Rabbi Jevin. Click for More Info & RSVP
    • Host Your Own Second Night Seder – Tue 4/23 – Host a group of friends for Passover Seder and Hillel will reimburse you up to $10 per BU Grad Student. Apply Here
    • Stay tuned for more Passover programming!

More Passover and Seder Resources!

There are literally 1000’s of versions of the Passover Haggadah published over the centuries. Each Haggadah help present the story of our freedom through a different lens. Check out the below for a few of our suggested Haggadahs or seder supplements.

 Not sure what to do on Passover? Check out a few ideas below: