2019 BYU Passover Seder Service

Services will be held Fridays, March 15, March 22, and March 29 at 6:30 pm in Room 3228 of the Wilkinson Student Center.

Click here to purchase tickets for any of the services.

The BYU Passover Seder service includes the biblical unleavened bread and bitter herbs, and features other festival foods and traditions of Passover, all in a specially catered meal. The Seder is hosted and led by Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick, BYU Religious Education (Jewish Studies) and Jerusalem Center professor.

It will be an evening of cultural learning with scripture connections.  It promises to be an enriching experience, centered on an appreciation of the ancient Israelite and modern Jewish celebration that commemorates the deliverance of Israel from Egypt. This is a 40-year tradition at BYU.

Tickets for the BYU Passover Seder Service will go on sale on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Ticket prices are shown below.

BYU Passover Seder Service

  • Date: Fridays, March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2019
  • Time: Begins 6:30 p.m. (please arrive early)
  • Location: 3228 Wilkinson Student Center 
  • Tickets: BYU students, faculty, and staff: $20 | General public: $30
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long does the Passover Seder Service last?
A. The dinner lasts approximately 3 hours.

Q. What should I wear?
A. Sunday dress is appropriate.

Q. Can I bring my children?
A. This service is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Q. Where do I purchase tickets?
A. Tickets will be available for on-line purchase through this page.

Q. How much are tickets to the Passover Seder Service?
A. Tickets for BYU students, faculty, and staff are $20 per person. Tickets for the general public are $30 per person.

Q. I am an alumni of BYU. Can I get the BYU rate?
A. The BYU rate only applies to current students, faculty, or staff at BYU-Provo.

Q. Can I purchase tickets at the door?
A. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

Q. Is there assigned seating?
A. There is no assigned seating. Tickets are for a specific night but not a specific seat.

Q. I have purchased a ticket but find I am unable to go that night. Can I exchange my ticket for another night or get a refund for my ticket?
A. We are sorry, but we are unable to refund or exchange tickets.

Q. I have a food allergy. Can I still attend the dinner?
A. Yes. Dining service can accommodate most dietary restrictions.

Q. Where is the Passover Seder Service held?
A. The service is held in room 3228 of the Wilkinson Center.

Q. Where can I park?
A. There is parking east of the Wilkinson Center.

  • For further questions or for information on ticket purchases, call BYU Religious Education: 801-422-3611