Seders with Columbia/Barnard Hillel

Whether you have attended a Seder, a​n experiential​ Passover meal, in the past or have never been to ​one before, we invite you​ to​ join us for Passover Seders. All Seders at Columbia/Barnard Hillel will begin at 8:15pm and are free of charge.

The first night of Passover, April 19th, we will have two Undergraduate Seders options:

  • Undergraduate Community Seder The Undergraduate Community Seder will be interactive, inspiring, pluralistic and easy to follow – no prior seder experience or Hebrew knowledge necessary!   With a mix of holiday foods, readings from the Haggadah (Passover text),  singing festive tunes and vibrant discussion about the timeless themes and their contemporary social dynamics, all are welcome to dig into Passover.
  • Queer Seder Passover tells the story of the Israelites’ escape from degradation and bondage. For generations, LGBTQ+ people have seen our own stories mirrored in this narrative, as we see ourselves moving toward collective liberation. This year, join Rabbinic Intern Andrew Oberstein for a intimate first-night seder that will highlight the queer connection to this holiday, lifting up the common themes of freedom, justice, and pride. All sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome.

Join us again on Saturday April 20th, for a second night Seder!

Feeling far from home and craving a familial vibe on your second night of Passover? Join rabbinic interns Andrew Oberstein and Maya Zinkow for a spirited, inclusive second night seder! All are welcome to come sing, discuss, and eat with your fellow undergraduate and graduate students alike. Bring your friends, and especially your questions!

Additional Kosher for Passover options:

  • The Hewitt Dining Kosher for Passover Meals: If you are on a Barnard Meal Plan, these meals are included. Swipe your card at the cashier in Hewitt then take your ticket and proceed to the James Room or Hewitt South (the schedule will be posted). Prices remain the same as normal. If you have any questions contact Dana Gage

For any and all Passover questions, please email