The week-long holiday of Passover, in which we celebrate our Exodus from Egypt, gives us several opportunities to come together as a community.

Passover Schedule 2024

Tuesday, April 9

6:30 PM – Women’s Seder
Messing Auditorium
$15 UH members / $18 non-members
Invite your girlfriends of all faiths and join us for UH’s popular Annual Women’s Pre-Passover Seder. We will provide brisket, mashed potatoes, and wine; and everyone brings either a side dish or dessert.

Register here by April 2 or call 314-469-0700.

Sunday, April 14

4:00 PM – Family Holiday Cooking Series – Passover
Messing Auditorium

More information coming soon.

Register here or call 314-469-0700.

Saturday, April 20

6:00 PM – Shabbat HaGadol Chametz Party
Messing Auditorium
Join us for Cantor Eichaker’s famous Chicago Style Pizza and Beer (chametz) before Passover begins.  The evening will begin with Havdalah and move into feasting. No Walk-In’s.

Register here by Thursday, April 18.

Monday, April 22

9:00 AM – Fast of the Firstborn Study & Siyum
Spielberg Chapel
It is an ancient and widespread custom for the firstborn to fast on the day before Passover. This commemorates the miracle which spared the firstborn Jewish sons from the plague which struck down the firstborn sons of the Egyptians. After the text study, we will enjoy a treat to break the fast,a siyum celebration, which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue the fast.

Register here or by calling 314-469-0700.

6:00 PM – First Night Passover Seder
Messing Auditorium
Designed for all ages. Led by UH Clergy.  A delicious traditional seder meal will be served. It will include matzah ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and dessert. There will be a vegan/vegetarian option by request.

This UH seder is like being with a large family.  Please let us know if you would like to participate in reading, helping to serve or even set-up and clean-up just like we do in our own homes.


Adults $25 UH member   $35 non-member
Child (age 3-12) $16 UH member $21 non-member
Children under 3 – free of charge

RSVPs required by Monday, April 15 or until sold out. Early reservations recommended.

Register here or call 314-469-0700.

Include with whom you would like to sit (if applicable) and if you would like the vegetarian option. All reservations must be made and paid for in advance.

We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins at the door.

Tuesday, April 23

9:00 AM – Passover Morning Service
Millstone Sanctuary
In person or Livestream on our website.

10:00 AM – Matzah Fry
Messing Auditorium
Register here.

Monday, April 29

9:00 a.m. – Passover Yizkor Morning Service
Millstone Sanctuary
In person or Livestream on our website.


United Hebrew’s Video Haggadah

For families who would like to lead their own Seder – we’ve put together a Haggadah with the music for your use.

You can start, pause, stop at your convenience to go at your own pace, have discussions, or add your own readings.

Download a copy of the UH Haggadah to follow along or print for your own use.

Passover Resources

Jewish Telegraphic Agency – From Seinfeld to WWII Morocco, these new Haggadah options will spice up your Passover Seder

Mazon: Reflections for Passover

10 Recipes for Leftover Manischewitz

Haggadah Coloring Book is a resource for everything Passover including the history, traditions, blessings, recipes and Seder information.

Resources to add Ukraine to Your Seder


Haggadah Companion by Alden Solovy

Our former Liturgist-in-Residence, Alden Solovy, has created a downloadable PDF version of his Haggadah Companion, offering 18 lovely readings to enliven your Seder. The print volume sells for $12.99. The PDF is available for $5.99, but for an additional $1.00 off, use the coupon code “freedom” (without the quotes) at checkout. Click here to purchase.

NCJW’s Passover Seder Insert on Human Trafficking.


For more on the history and traditions of Passover, click here.


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