Passover by the Numbers - Over 500 Seder Experiences with WashU Hillel

Numbers have a particularly special significance during the Passover Seder. We sing about one goat, we wash our hands twice, our tables are set with three pieces of matzo, we drink four cups of wine, our youngest participants ask four questions, and the list goes on.

As WashU Hillel continued to navigate the pandemic, numbers also played a significant role in our Passover planning this year and underscore our impact on campus.

WashU Hillel Receives Major Grant;
Jamie Avalos Joins Professional Team

Following our successful participation in OnBoard’s 13-month Board development and capacity-building program, WashU Hillel was invited to apply for and was awarded a significant matching challenge grant from a leading national foundation.  

Click here to read more about this exciting grant.
21st Century Anti-Semitism: A WashU Student Perspective
“[T]here is more to Jewish identity than Zionism, but by excluding Zionists from certain spaces, those spaces immediately become unwelcome to a vast majority of Jews. I wanted to find progressive spaces on campus where all of my intersecting identities were welcome,” shares Orly Einhorn, LA’21, about her impetus in organizing a recent WashU Hillel program, “21st Century Anti-Semitism: Exploring Hate, Oppression, and Identity.” 
In Staff News…

The WashU Hillel staff are making a tremendous impact on the Hillel movement and the broader Jewish community. 

Click here to find out how and read about other exciting staff updates.
Apparel Pop-Up Shop

WashU Hillel is thrilled to announce our first-ever apparel pop-up shop from now through May 5th.

Click here for the link to find the perfect item for you and great gifts for family members and friends (including the kiddos)! A portion of your purchase will also support our Hillel’s work in creating a vibrant campus Jewish community at Washington University in St. Louis.
Questions? Email Jamie Avalos, WashU Hillel’s Development & Communications Manager.
From May 2-7, WashU Hillel will join 150 Hillels around the world in the 2nd annual Hillel Global Giving Week!

Stay tuned for more ways on how to get involved in this exciting effort to support Jewish life on campus at Washington University!