Passover Seder Companion

Passover marks a season of renewal. The seder, Judaism's most-observed ritual, invokes symbols of spring and new growth that call us toward recommitting ourselves to memory, to the ongoing work of redemption, and to authoring the next chapter in our great communal story. 

 

This year, our student and campus leaders are here to share the telling of that story with you via this Seder Companion, a video guide for your Passover Seder curated and created by our student Ritual and Spiritual Life Team. You can choose from the resources below: a Step-by-Step Seder Companion, a Condensed Seder Companion, and a supplementary conversation between USC campus leaders, including President Folt.

Chag Sameach!

Step by Step

Compilation

An 18 minute guide, encompassing all of our favorite traditions and rituals

Featuring Sara Okum, Nicole Waldman, Dave Cohn, Estie Spike, Zach Gordon, Daniel Belkind, Lauren Milstein, Noah Nazarian, Aaron Nazarian, Arianne Gleiser, Valerie Gleiser, Olivia Brasher, and Dory Barkhordarzadeh

In chronological order 

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From Narrowness to Redemption:

A Reflective Conversation on our Pandemic Year

Featuring USC President, Dr. Carol Folt, 

Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Dr. Varun Soni

Hillel Co-President, Nicole Waldman

Hillel Co-President: Sara Okum

USC Hillel Executive Director, Dave Cohn

Choose Your Own Adventure

Pick and choose which Seder steps to watch and go at your own pace!  Click the underlined step to view its video.

Featuring Sara Okum, Nicole Waldman, Dave Cohn, Estie Spike, Zach Gordon, Daniel Belkind, Lauren Milstein, Noah Nazarian, Aaron Nazarian, Arianne Gleiser, Valerie Gleiser, Olivia Brasher, and Dory Barkhordarzadeh

In chronological order 

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Discussion Supplement #1- Storytelling 

Steps 1 & 2: Kadesh and Urhatz -Blessing & Washing 

Step 3: Karpas- Spring Vegetable

Step 4: Yahatz- Divide

Step 5: Magid- Narrate

Discussion Supplement #2- Leadership 

Step 6: Rachtzah-Washing with blessing

Step 7: Motzi Matzah- Eating matzah

Step 8: Maror- Bitter Herb

Step 9: Korekh- Hillel Sandwhich

Step 10: Enjoy your meal!

Discussion Supplement #3- Promised Land

Step 11: Tzafun- Afikomen

Step 12: Barekh- Blessing After Meal

Step 13: Hallel- Psalms of Praise

Step 14: Nirtzah- Conclusion

 

A giant thank you and mazal tov to USC Hillel's student Ritual & Spiritual Life team for their dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work in creating these resources for the Jewish Trojan Community: Lauren Milstein, Olivia Brasher, Dory Barkhordarzadeh, Estie Spike, and Olivia Kepler

Your investment makes a significant difference in the lives of Jewish Trojans, and is the backbone of our ability to engage hundreds of students in meaningful ways.

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