First-Night Passover Seder
Friday, April 3 @ 5:30 p.m.
McKinnon Hall

The first night Passover Seder will take place on Friday, April 3rd. All Elon students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join us in our student-lead Seder. Tickets will be sold starting March 1st at our Bagel Brunch and then throughout the week in Moseley! Tickets are $5 for children, $8 for students and $10 for adults. 

Elon Hillel provides free, drop-in Kosher-for-Passover snacks and some meals at the Sklut Hillel Center:  check the Hillel calendar for times and menus

Elon Passover Seder Friday, April 3rd in McKinnon Hall

Enjoy a lively seder led by students and a wonderful dinner including  matzo ball soup, beef brisket, spinach and portobello stir-fry, potato latkes, and Passover macaroons.

Reservations and tickets are required.   The seder costs $8 for students, $10 for non-students, and $5 for children. Buy your ticket at the Hillel Center, the Numen Lumen Pavilion, or at the Hillel table in Moseley. 


Prof. Geoff Claussen has arranged for the purchase of chametz that you wish to sell for the duration of Passover. Click here to sell your chametz (and learn some good recommendations on giving tzedakah before Passover). Hillel will be selling its chametz through this sale.  Your chametz will be returned to you on April 11th.

Making matzoh balls!


Justin Marcus with the perfect Matzoh Pizza in 2012!

Passover is one of my favorite holidays.  Since I can’t go home and be with my family, I’m happy that Hillel will provide a place for me to celebrate and be with people I’m comfortable with.  Hillel is my “home away from home.”   Dani Baker ‘17

The Sklut Hillel Center makes it easy to keep Passover;  you don’t need to rely on dining halls or cooking for yourself.  Whether or not you keep Kosher for Passover or observe the rituals of cleaning the house, it is good to know that Hillel is our house and our home.   Danielle Scheinman ‘14

This is my first Passover away from home and my family….but Passover at Elon is a family event, too!  We talk about how the Hillel Center is our home on campus, and Passover gives us a chance to build a real community at our house.  Allie Roteman ‘16

You’re away from home and Hillel is your second home, your Hillel family, your family away from home.  It is great to eat together and to observe Passover and celebrate together as a family.  I look forward to Passover at Elon Hillel, just like I look forward to all events with Hillel.  I know the people, people know me when I walk in, and I’m guaranteed to have a good time.”   Spencer Neiman ‘17

At home, I eat matzo for fun;  but at Elon, away from the North and my home, being with Hillel at Passover gives me an opportunity to keep with Jewish traditions – it is really empowering!  I have family at home in New Jersey, and then I have my Hillel family.  There is an instant connection and bond with Jewish students at Elon, whether I know their names or not.  Sam Ackerman ‘16

The Hillel Center is the place on campus where you can eat and not feel the burden of asking others to make accommodations for you.  When I was a freshman I worked with four other students to start the tradition of Hillel Passover meals.   I can’t imagine how life at Elon would be without it.   I am excited to experience my first Passover in the new Hillel Center.  Passover will make it feel even more like my home.   Garret Mann ‘15