2020 BYU Passover Seder Service

BYU Religious Education announces with regret that the BYU Passover Seder Services for 2020 have been cancelled. The services, which were planned for March 20, March 27, and April 11, have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled this year. This decision is taken out of an abundance of caution with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, and reflects recent instructions from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that large public gathering events not be held for the time being at its institutions of higher education. Refunds to those who had purchased tickets for the 2020 BYU Passover will be forthcoming.

We look forward to continuing the BYU Passover tradition again next year in Spring of 2021.

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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 Monday, February 10, 2020. Ticket prices are as follows: $20.00 for current BYU students, faculty, and staff; and $30.00 for the public.

BYU Passover Seder Service

  • Date: Fridays, March 20 and March 27; and Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • Time: Begins 6:00 p.m. (Please arrive early. If you are traveling via I-15, plan for heavy traffic.)
  • Location: 3228 Wilkinson Student Center 
  • Tickets: $20.00 - current BYU students, faculty, staff; $30.00 - public
  • 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. Ticket prices are as follows: $20.00 for current BYU students, faculty, and staff; and $30.00 for the public.

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