Register for Passover Seders!
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Information for Students without Meal Plans
Students must register online for Seders. Registration begins February 28th and ends March15th.
Students who pre-register and don't show up will be charged the full price for these meals. Students who do not pre-register and show up for Seders will be charged full price for the meal.
The Seders may not be charged against one of your allotted two weekly meals - the CJL will cover your costs.
You may use one of your two free meals for the following week's Shabbat meals or other meals throughout the week. If you do not have meals available, the CJL will cover your costs.
All students are welcome and encouraged to eat at the CJL during the course of Passover. Here are some suggestions for those without meal plans:
If you are charging a meal, remember that meals purchased using Paw Points are discounted. If you will be paying for some of your meals during the holiday, add Paw Points to your PUID beforehand.
Dinner and lunch on Shabbat (Friday night, March 29th -Saturday March 30th) will be free for upperclass and graduate students
Plus, remember that all upperclass get two free meals in dining halls per week!
Information for Students with Meal Plans
Students must register online for Seders. Registration opens February 28 and ends on March 15th.
Passover Seders, Shabbat and holiday meals are provided at no additional charge to students meal plan
Information for Faculty and Staff
Advanced reservations are required for Seders regardless of payment method. Registration opens February 28th and ends March 15th.
Acceptable methods of payment include: Paw Points on PUID, cash or check.
Faculty and staff who are paying by cash or check must pay in person by March 25th at the Center for Jewish Life. Checks may be made payable to "The Trustees of Princeton University."
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Questions? Contact Passover@princeton.edu
March 25, 2013 First Night Seder Menu
Queer Seder - Jonathan Meisel '15
Join LGBTQ*J for the CJL’s second annual queer Seder! The story of Passover, traditionally told during the Passover Seder, is about the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. A queer Seder provides the opportunity to examine oppression and liberation from a LGBTQ perspective. This Seder will blend old and new traditions, using our own queer Haggadah. A second Seder plate, a blessing for the full rainbow of our community, and a fifth question are among the new traditions that we will add to the usual rituals and mitzvot. All are welcome to join us in the creation of a more inclusive Passover narrative.
Quipfire! Seder - Amy Solomon '14 and Dan Feinberg '13
Join Quipfire! for an Improvised Family Seder! All of the members of Quipfire! will come in character as members of a family, and include you in the family's Passover celebrations and traditions which are made up throughout the evening. Missing your nutso family over Passover? We promise this one will be way goofier and more insane. We encourage you to come in character as a family member or guest at our Seder!
Reform Seder and Song - Grace Hack '15 and Ruth Rosenthal '15
Are you plagued by work and stress? Are you ready for a fun and upbeat Exodus from the Princeton grind to a promised land of three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax? Well, come on down to our fun and relaxed (we may even...no we will...let you recline) standard Reform seder. There will be some parsley, some plagues, some tradition old and new, some Hebrew, some English, some song (accompanied by some rocking guitar), and some darn good times (all jam packed into a tastefully brief seder). We can't wait to celebrate Pesach with you. All are welcome!
Social Justice Seder – Elliott Eggan ‘14 and Rachel Shuman ‘15
Social Justice Seder: Just as our ancestors were imprisoned in the land of Egypt, so too are many in the modern world struggling for freedom and the chance for a better life. Creating a socially just society relates to the Jewish imperative of tikkun olam, or repairing the world. Come learn about and discuss pressing issues of social justice in the context of the Passover story at the Social Justice Seder, where Jewish history and tradition will be used to provide insight into paths towards an improved society. Additionally, the seder will include the opportunity to hear about the recent work of two student groups in repairing communities in need of assistance, both domestic and foreign, and learn about social justice issues in need of attention and energy from today's youth!
Traditional Seder -- leader TBA
The traditional/family Seder is open to participants of all levels. Whether you grew up having a Seder every year with your family or whether you have never been to a Seder, you are welcome to join us. No experience or knowledge of Hebrew is necessary, and no question is too simple! This Seder will include all the traditional components conducted in an explanatory fashion for those who wish to know more. But, as with any good Seder, the questions will probably be more numerous and more interesting than the answers. Those with more knowledge and experience (or family customs) are encouraged to share, help lead, and explain the Seder!
March 26, 2013 Second Night Seder Menu
Home Hospitality Seder
All are welcome on the second night of Passover to join Sara and David Wolkenfeld in their home for a participatory Seder featuring home-cooked food, a creatively festive atmosphere, and more Haggadah options than you can count! We are looking forward to celebrating with you! Please note: this Seder is not provided by Princeton University Dining Services and there is no charge for the meal.
It’s a Chocolate Seder! Led by Rachel Shuman '15 and Jake Jackson ‘14
Girls and boys (because only the young--at least at heart--are invited), it’s our second annual Chocolate Seder! It will be a fun, relaxed, relatively short seder, with all the major parts included, just with all the chocolaty goodness you wish had always been there. Come for the chocolate, stay for the Tums (and friends, I guess, but really you’ll need the Tums).
The Interactive Seder - led by Mackenzie Berman '16
This will be an interactive Seder that incorporates tradition, insight, and fun. The Seder will generally follow the Haggadah but with a little twist: every insight into present day Judaism, Israel, or the world at large is welcome as long as it somehow connects to the Passover story and the message it brings. Further, no knowledge of Hebrew is necessary! We'll be doing some of "Magid," the "telling the story" aspect of the Seder, in English, so that everybody is able to follow along. We will sing many of the popular songs aloud, such as Ma Nishtana, Dayeinu, Chad Gadya, and Adir Hu. The Seder will be a tremendously fun evening and everyone is invited to attend!
Questions? Contact Passover@princeton.edu
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