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Feb 4, 2008 01:05 PM

Passover in Chicago


I am a student in the Chicagoland area and my family from CA wants to come here this year for Passover. I am looking for community seders, home hospitality or hotels that are hosting Passover seders. We are looking for something that is fairly traditional and geared towards families with children.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. What do you mean by "fairly traditional"? Are you looking for something strictly Kosher? Orthodox, Conservative, Reform?

    1. For home hospitality, does your school have a Hillel of some sort, that may act as a clearinghouse in coordinating such arrangements? Otherwise, you might look through the services listed in the Guide to Jewish Living website at You may find appropriate services listed there for community and home seders offered by a variety of organizations. As another option, you can click on Food and Dining on that same website for a list of kosher markets and restaurants, and you can contact them to see what they offer.

      Also, this article tells of restaurants where you can get a "seder to go" -

      1. Many synagogues have a Second Seder that is specifically geared toward children (and their families). I would suggest contacting some temples of your denomination.

        1. One seder that's family friendly, but not super traditional is at Carlos' Restaurant. We went last year and had a great time. It is a bit pricey though.

          Carlos Restaurant
          429 Temple Ave
          Highland Park, IL
          (847) 432-0770

          1. I would also check with Chabad ( as they should be able to provide you with home hospotality or even contacting the rabbis of the local congrewgation