Passover is just around the corner, which means Jewish Bruins may be the hungriest students at UCLA for those eight days. Thankfully, UCLA has an amazingly supportive Jewish community that makes sure its students eat heartily. Hillel, Chabad and JAM all offer meal plans — check out your options below.
Hillel offers two options for the first night Seder. The first is at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Hillel building with the egalitarian Bruins B’Yachad, estimated to last two hours. The second option is at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Hillel building with the modern orthodox Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, and is estimated to last three hours.
There is one option available for the second night Seder, which will be Traditional in style and led by Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan on the second floor at 8 p.m.
The menu can be viewed here.
Hillel also offers meal options throughout the entire holiday. An all-access Passover meal covers 11 meals (including 2 Seders) for $180. A meal plan excluding the Seders (9 meals) costs $99. For those interested in only lunches, Hillel offers 4 weekday lunches for $45. A la carte options are also available: $36 per Seder and $15 per chag lunch. On-site payment for weekday lunches will be available.
All lunches and non-Seder dinners are available to go at no charge – just be sure to register. Lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SHACK, on the second floor of Hillel.
On-site payment for weekday lunches will be available, but registration is required by April 1 for all other meals. Scholarships are available; email Naomi at [email protected] for more information.
Chabad at UCLA:
The first Seder is held at 7:30 p.m., and the second Seder is held at 8 p.m. at Rabbi Dovid and Elisa Gurevich’s home, 612 ½ Midvale Ave. The meals are free for current students, but donations to contribute to the cost of the quality meals are always appreciated.
Chabad’s meal plan option prides itself on being “wholesome, natural, fresh, delicious, home-made and super Kosher for Passover,” and includes both lunch and dinner options.
Monday, April 6 to Thursday, April 9, lunches are delivered to Kerckhoff at 12 p.m., and dinners are at their home at 6 p.m. Yom Tov days follow a bit of a different schedule. Lunch is at their home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4; Sunday, April 5; Friday, April 10; and Saturday, April 11. Dinner is at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.
All 16 meals, including the Seders, costs $199. All 13 meals after the Seders (Sunday, April 5 to Saturday, April 11) costs $149, and the 6 dinners of Passover (Monday, April 6 to Saturday, April 11) cost $109.
For more information, check out their website. To purchase meal plans, please click here. April 1 is the deadline to sign up.
Jewish Awareness Movement (JAM)
The Rupps and the Zarets are hosting students for dinner of every night of Passover, including the Seders. They are not charging, however space is limited and reservations are necessary. Contact Mrs. Bracha Zaret by email (email@example.com) to find out more information, and to reserve a spot.
Chag Sameach Bruins!