Join our family and your friends for user-friendly and elegant Seders with home-cooked delicious brisket dinners and crispy handmade matzo in an atmosphere of family warmth. We offer a Jumbo Seder in the Coolidge Room at Ballou Hall the first night and a more intimate family Seder the second night—come for one or both!

The hallmark of Passover is for eight days not eating chametz.  To make it easier to enjoy kosher-for-Passover food on campus, we offer delicious, home-cooked meals throughout the holiday.  We are happy to be joining with Tufts Hillel to ensure that there will be community meals throughout the week. For a list of menus, click here.

Reservations are required for all meals. Each meal will be prepared based on the number of reservations. To join the ChaBot and get access to RSVP for meals, text   SHALOM  to 617-295-7707



Passover Prep

The Preparations for Pesach begin well before the holiday - including ridding our belongins of chametz. Click here to sell your chametz today!

For guidance in searching your dorm or apartment for chametz, or for assistance in the burning of chametz, please contact 
Rabbi Tzvi.


Sell your chametz by Thursday, April 14!

For other halachic times regarding the removal of chametz, click here.



At the Chabad House, the Passover Seders are held in a warm family setting just like home. It's a meaningful and enjoyable experience with stories and songs, fine wines, delicious, homemade gourmet dinners. The Chabad House also provides homemade kosher for Passover meals all week long.

There is no charge for the Seders and dinners, however we welcome and encourage contributions to help cover the high cost of the holiday. 

$54 (Seder for one)

$180 (table donor)

$360 (table partner)

$540 (Seder table)

$720 (Seder patron)

$1800 (sponsor)

Day 0

Shabbat and Holiday Candle Lighting: 7:08pm

First Seder in Coolidge Room in Ballou Hall 

Doors Open: 7:00pm

Seating Begins: 7:30pm

First Seder Begins: 8:00pm

Friday, April 15





Day 1

Shabbat Holiday Lunch, Chabad House: 12:30pm


Shabbat and Holiday Candle Lighting 8:11pm

Holiday Services: 8:15pm

Second Seder Begins, Chabad House: 8:30pm

Saturday, April 16

Day 2

Holiday Lunch, Chabad House: 12:30pm



Chag Ends: 8:13pm


Sunday, April 17





Day 3

Community Lunch, Chabad House: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Community Dinner, Tufts Hillel: 6-7pm


Monday, April 18

Day 4

Community Lunch, Chabad House: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Community Dinner, Tufts Hillel: 6-7pm

Tuesday, April 19





Day 5

Community Lunch, Tufts Hillel: 12:30 - 1:30pm


Community Dinner, Chabad House: 6-7pm


Wednesday, April 20

Day 6

Community Lunch, Tufts Hillel: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Light Holiday Candles after 7:15pm

Holiday Services: 7:30pm

Holiday Dinner, Chabad House: 7:45pm

Thursday, April 21





Day 7

Holiday Lunch, Chabad House: 12:30pm

Shabbat / Holiday Candle Lighting: 7:16pm

Kabbalat Shabbat / Holiday Services: 7:30pm

Shabbat / Holiday Dinner, Chabad House: 7:45pm

Friday, April 22

Day 8

Shabbat / Holiday Lunch, Chabad House: 12:30pm

Shabbat / Passover Ends, Chabad House: 8:20pm

Saturday, April 23



All meals will be held at Chabad unless indicated otherwise.

We will host and serve the meals in a COVID-safe environment. 

For more great Passover resources, check out!