Thursday, April 21 (Day Before)
Pre-Passover Carb Overload
7-8:30pm in the Physical Sciences Building - Come eat carbs with us the night before Passover! Take a study break and enjoy lots of free food, plus try to find the Afikomen - a $15 CTB Gift Card to break the fast with after Passover.
Friday, April 22 (First Night)
Reform: 7:00pm in Appel room 302A
Shevach (Traditional Egalitarian): 7:00pm in RPCC room 220
Orthodox: 7:30pm in RPCC room 203
Super Seder - a massive dinner, with dozens of tables, each featuring their own themed Seders
Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) Dining Room
Check-in opens at 7:00pm; Seders begins at 8:30pm
Pre-register through Cornell Dining at dining.cornell.edu/kosher to save money. Friends and family welcome! After you register, check your email. You'll receive an invite to select a specific Seder via Eventbrite... though you can also choose to simply arrive on Friday and join any open Seder with available seats.
Want to lead a Seder? No experience necessary; our staff can train anyone to be a Super Seder Leader! You can pick ANY theme, ranging from denominational (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, etc.) to educational (social action, feminism, astronomy) or even pop culture (superheroes, 90s sitcoms, broadway). Leaders will also have the option of inviting their friends to sign up for their Seder table. (So you could host a seder for your sorority sisters, your hallmates, a random group of friends... or leave the table open so anyone can join,) Plus, Super Seder Leaders will enjoy their meal for FREE! Click here to sign up... or to simply let us know that you *may* be interested - no commitment necessary.
Saturday, April 23 (Second Night)
Dinner at 104 West! - Enjoy the second night of Passover, your way, beginning at 9pm (after Shabbat has concluded) .
You can either:
- Join our Hillel-led Seder
- Host your own Seder in the dining room space (Bring your friends and we'll bring the ritual items)
- Take food to-go in a portable container, to enjoy on its own or as part of a Seder hosted elsewhere (Note: catered meals will not be available)
- Simply savor a yummy chametz-free meal, without participating in a Seder
Seders Across Cornell - Host your own Seder anywhere and with the people of your choice.
We'll provide the ritual items + a $7.50 to spend per attendee on food at Wegman's
Contact intern Juliet Jacobson at email@example.com to learn more and sign up.
8:40pm at the Edwards Room in Anabel Taylor Hall
Wednesday, April 27
Dinner with Rabbi Steve Greenberg
Meet Rabbi Steve Greenberg, who has broken boundaries in leading the fight to make Orthodox Judaism more accepting of homosexual members. Stop by 104 West! to chat with him during the following times:
Lunch & Limmud (learn) – 11:30a-2pm
Topic: Six Queer Heroes and Scoundrels
Same-sex love, while surely hidden and formally decried, finds surprising expression in Jewish poetry, prose and case law. The material is full of pathos, gender bending, humor and intrigue and reveals a sliver of life, despite the well known prohibition, that has been all but erased from historical memory. We will meet six queer characters of Jewish history, some famous others infamous whose stories will help us to make sense of the issue for our own moment.
Dinner & Formal conversation – 5-6:30pm
Topic: From Trembling to Wrestling
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, award-winning author, noted teacher, religious iconoclast and the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi will share his journey along with an outline of his groundbreaking book, Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality and the Jewish Tradition.
North Campus Charoset Cook-off
8:00pm in the Mews Hall Lund Lounge
Is your family Charoset really the best Charoset out there? Come to Charoset Cook-off and test your cooking skills! You can sign up to be on a team, to be a general helper, or to be a judge. Teams are up to 5 people, and you can sign up for the specific ingredients in your recipe when you sign up by 4/22. General recipes will also be provided. The cook(s) with the best recipe will win bragging rights... and an Amazon gift card! Sign up here.
Saturday, April 30 (the night after)
Break-fast with Pizza
Come break Passover with free pizza - 9pm at Collegetown Pizza. We know you missed chametz. Hosted by the Jewish Greek Council. (No need to RSVP; everyone is welcome)
Throughout the holiday (April 22-30)
Kosher meals at 104 West!
For scheduling and pricing, head here. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kosher snacks in our office
Macaroons, fruit, matzah - oh my! Swing by our office space in G34 Anabel Taylor Hall for free Kosher for Passover snacks. Our office hours are 9am-5pm Mondays-Thursdays and 9am-4pm on Fridays.
For logistical questions related to meals (such as pricing & timing), contact Cornell Dining at email@example.com or 607-272-6907.
For educational and programming questions (such as the differences between service options or how to lead a Seder), contact us.
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