jU's approach is to empower students to create their own meaningful Jewish experiences. Through our Do-It-Yourself Seder program, we give student hosts the opportunity to plan and host their own Seders, from the menu to the Haggadah to the guests. jU provides reimbursement for food and printing, along with ritual items like our special UChicago-themed Seder plate. We also host Seder planning workshops, and jU staff members make themselves available to students to provide guidance throughout the process.
This year was the Seder program's second successful run -- hundreds of students attended jU-sponsored Seders! Here are a few photos of different ways that students made their Seders unique.
For more photos, check out our album on Facebook.