Kosher Meals and Passover Options
Kosher meals are served in Allen Hall Dining Room, in the Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls (LAR), 1005 W. Gregory, Urbana, Sunday – Thursday from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. during the academic year while the dining halls are in operation. In addition, Kosher shelf-stable or frozen meals are available upon request in all dining halls. Kosher shelf-stable meals as well as other kosher products are available for purchase in the al a carte locations 57 North in Ikenberry, Chomps at Illinois Street (ISR), and Penn Station in Pennsylvania Avenue (PAR). Packaged kosher meals that were prepared in the Kosher Kitchen are also available for purchase in the Illini Union Ballroom.
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The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring. Kosher meal preparations procedures are much stricter during Passover. The Chicago Rabbinical Council determines who can prepare meals during Passover for the Champaign-Urbana area. The University of Illinois Dining Services and other local kosher operations in the area are not given permission to prepare kosher meals during Passover. All dining halls will offer a variety of traditional Passover food items to assist with the observance of this holiday. Choices may include matzo ball soup, matzo crackers, grape juice, desserts, and other Passover food items.
Residents with a meal plan who choose not to dine with Dining Services during Passover must email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org to be reimbursed for meals missed. Based on the student’s meal plan, meals will be reimbursed the raw food cost of the meals missed during Passover. The raw food cost credit amount is $1.65 per breakfast, $2.15 per lunch, and $3.20 per dinner. Residents requesting this credit option should see the raw food cost credit posted on their Student Account Receivable (SAR) statement/e-bill. Students on the 6 Classic meal plan will receive a maximum of 6 dinner credits.
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