On Thursday, Elon Hillel hosted a matzo ball making marathon where students volunteered by making matzo balls and charoset for the Elon Hillel’s annual Passover Seder.
Over 30 students volunteered and rolled over 325 matzo balls. Rabbi Meir Goldstein, associate chaplain for Jewish Life, said, “last year we had 183 participants at our Seder and we try to have somewhere in the neighborhood of one and a half to two matzo balls per person.”
Students were able to earn service hours by making the matzo balls, but Goldstein said a majority of the students went “just to help out because they know Elon Hillel only happens because of our student leadership.”
In addition to making matzo balls, the students also made charoset, one of the symbolic foods on the Passover Seder plate. Charoset is a sweet paste made with apples and nuts that can be spread on matzo.
While Elon Hillel made matzo balls and charoset for the Passover Seder, the rest is being catered by Elon’s newest on-campus dining option, Mediterranean Deli.
Elon Hillel’s Passover Seder is at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 30 at the Elon Community Church and is open to the entire community.