Passover Resources

Host a Passover seder in the comfort of your home with a community that you choose!

Hillel is here to help!


How Does the Process Work

1. Decide to Host: sign up HERE! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 9th.

2. Join us for a seder workshop where you can learn more about Passover rituals, gain tools for running your own seder, and meet other hosts. The workshop dates are on Wednesday, April 10th from 8:00-9:00 PM and Friday, April 12th from 1:00-2:00 PM at Hillel.

3. On the day before Passover, Friday April 19th, pick up your seder plate from Hillel complete with samplings of the ritual items and a box of matzah. We will let you know the available pickup times at a later point.

4. Enjoy your seder!

5. Tell us how it went! Share highlights from your hosting experience by filling out the reimbursement form HERE. In that form, you will upload all receipts for your meal and an attendance list. Hillel will reimburse you up to $15 per guest for up to 15 guests (including yourself), and can only reimburse you if you save your receipts. Note: Hillel does not reimburse for any alcohol. Also, if you are purchasing personal items not for your meal, please put them on a separate receipt.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Seder Resources

Seder Plate Symbol Discussion Guide -This sheet highlights the symbolism of the seder plate with interactive discussion questions.  You can use this as a way to start a conversation about the major themes of Passover.

Printable Haggadot – Explore how to tailor your seder to discuss the topics that you and your friends are interested in.  Downloaded here are a number of printable options from for you to use (i.e. Social Justice, Environmental, Minimalist, Women’s, etc.)

HostatHomeUMich Pinterest -Check out out Pinterest page for recipe ideas, table setup ideas, and other ways to engage your guests during the seder.

Seder in the Nutshell – If you want to create your own Haggadah or understand its basic structure, here is an outline with a basic description of the sections and major themes of the seder.

FREE Compostable Tableware – U of M sustainability initiatives supports zero-waste events! You can get free compostable plates, cups, etc.  

  1. Go to:
  2. Find the “materials request form”
  3. Fill out the form, for student group list “Michigan Hillel: In the Home”

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