Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

The Passover Seder at SJU


Jews and Christians Experiencing Exodus Together


Sunday, March 17, 2013, 4 p.m. 

Campion Hall: Banquet Hall North     Campus map

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim, Temple Har Zion, and SJU's Interfaith Task Force.

The Passover Meal, the Seder, marks one of the major feasts on the Jewish calendar. Passover is also important for Christians since the story of Israel's Exodus from Egypt is a principal element of many Christian observances, especially during Holy Week. The Seder meal is a wonderful way for Christians to have a direct experience of Jewish spiritual life, and for both communities to rededicate themselves to a world in which slavery and injustice are no more.


 Experiencing Exodus Together

The Passover Seder at SJU is a full catered kosher meal. Participants will join in the prayers, songs, and celebration in as close to a traditionally Jewish form as possible. A limited number of seats are available for 50 Christians and 50 Jews - first come, first served - so register as soon as possible!

Click HERE for full details and registration form.

Registration Fee:  $25 per person; 

SJU  Students:  $10 per person •

  • Thanks to a generous donation by Dr. Nancy R. Fox in memory of her mother Helen F. Fox, who loved having family and friends gathered at her Seder table and who was thrilled to participate in the first Passover Seder at SJU in 2011, SJU students will have their registration fee refunded at the event