Passover opportunities for students, families​

Jewish families in the WUSTL community are encouraged to consider hosting a student for Passover.

St. Louis Hillel seeks families to open their homes and share a warm, home-away-from-home Passover experience with students. Through Hillel’s annual Passover Home Hospitality Program, community members can host one or more students for the First and/or Second Night Seders on March 25 and 26. To participate, hosts and students must register by March 20. Matches will be made on March 21.

Additional options for students include a free First Night “Freedom Fest” Seder led by Rabbi Andy Kastner and a “Do Your Own Seder” program. Students participating in that program can create their own Seder traditions with friends using resources from St. Louis Hillel. Students receive a filled Seder plate and box of matzah, borrow haggadot, attend Seder leader workshops and have access to guides and a $5-per-person meal subsidy.

In addition, Washington University Dining Services now provides “Kosher for Passover” meals as part of its regular meal program. Bon Appétit Management Company, a partner of Dining Services, will prepare the meals under the supervision of the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis.

To register for Home Hospitality, visit or contact Missy Novotny at or (314) 935-9040.