Passover on Campus

Staying in Happy Valley for Passover?

Passover begins at sundown on Friday, March 30th. This year we will be offering one Seder led by Hillel International’s Multi-Campus Educator, Rabbi Danielle Leshaw.

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018

Time: 7:00PM

Location: Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Cost: All attendees must register for our Seder in advance. Tickets are free for students and $36 for community members and faculty and staff. You can register for this year’s Seder by clicking HERE.

Passover Gift Baskets 

At Penn State Hillel we know how hard it can be to be away from home during the Jewish Holidays. This year we are bringing a piece of home to campus! We invite our friends, families, and loved ones to order a special Passover Basket for your Penn State student! These Passover Baskets are a symbol of ma’ot hitten. In the tradition of ma’ot hitten, communities would gather to give wheat to needy Jews so they could take it to the mill and make matzah for Passover. The essence of ma’ot hittin is to show concern for others’ spiritual well-being and to provide them with the necessary resources to participate in Jewish life!

Send over a go-to kit to celebrate a traditional Passover by filling out the form below. Each basket is $18 and 100% of the proceeds will go back to Penn State Hillel so we can continue to provide innovative programming to the students at Penn State.

Order forms will be open April 1-5. You can order yours here.

Passover Eats

Matzo will be available for students in need. Please email us at with questions or visit our offices at 114-117 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center to pick up your box!

Additional Opportunities  

Students are invited to apply for JewPAC funding to host their own Passover experience including Seder, lunch and learns, group meals, etc. Please visit to apply today!

Interfaith Community Seder – April 3rd at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center – In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover, Penn State Hillel invites you to join in dinner, meaningful conversation, and community togetherness at our annual Interfaith Community Seder. We welcome everyone to participate in this seder with us, from State College community members to Penn State students, faculty, and staff – all are welcome. Please extend the invitation to your community, and help us come together as one!

Please RSVP on Penn State Hillel’s website to reserve your seat by Friday, March 30, 2018.

Help Us Make Passover Special – Please fill out the form below if you are interested in helping with prep or clean up. We are happy to sign off on service hours!