Happy Passover

Happy Passover

The holiday of Passover is coming up and you have the option to order Kosher-for-Passover meals if you elect to observe the customs of this holiday, which begins sundown Wednesday, April 5, 2023 and ends on sundown April 12-13, 2023 depending on your tradition and observance.

A common tradition during Passover is to eat unleavened bread or Matzah which will be included in the aforementioned meals. If you have any specific questions regarding celebrating Passover or the Passover meals themselves, please do not hesitate to contact Hillel at

The form below will provide more details for the sign up and payment process of this optional meal service. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Chartwells – Dining Services will be preparing Passover meals for those who sign up using this form link by Wednesday, March 29, at 12:00 PM EST. For those who choose to sign up, you will receive a follow-up email confirming your participation, thank you!

Please see the link below or the hyperlink in the description above for the signup form:

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Rabbi Ahuvah Loewenthal and I were speaking about the joyful holiday of Passover which begins Wednesday Night, April 5th. Rabbi spoke about how families and friends gather the first two nights to tell the ancient story of liberation enacted through symbolic foods and rituals. Chapter 12 and 13 of the Book of Exodus instructs us to remove leavened products from our domains, and refrain from eating them during the eight-day observance. High holiday periods of fasting have various spiritual and anthropological explanation, they also serve to gather us as a meaning-making community. In partnership with Hillel Student Organization and WPI Dining Services, students at WPI will be able to keep Passover dietary laws as an important and meaningful expression of Jewish identity.”

-Kalvin Cummings (He/Him), Assistant Director for Religion and Spiritual Life



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