For the past 79 years, Hillel UW has provided opportunities for our community to come together and celebrate Passover. Morris Polack, z”l, for whom our annual Passover Fund is named, gave generously of his time and resources to Hillel UW. It was during Passover lunches that he would personally greet, and then solicit, all of his friends to give so that we could continue to come together as a whole community to celebrate Passover at Hillel.
Upon Morris’s passing in 1993, Paul Malakoff z”l took over this role and made sure that he was there, at Hillel’s front door, warmly welcoming community members and students to our annual Passover lunches while wearing a red apron inscribed with, “Pesach’s my name and matzah’s my game!”
When we lost Paul in 2017, Dean Polik, Morris’s nephew, took on the responsibility of helping to greet everyone along with Paul’s two sons, Lew and Ed. And, in loving memory of Paul, we started the Red Apron Society to annually recognize two current students who reflect the type of person Paul would want to honor, “the mensch who is doing good for Hillel without being conspicuous” and having them wear one of Paul’s special red aprons during lunch.
Red Apron Society Awardees
Anna Kornfeld Simpson
We hope you will join us for Passover 2021 as we celebration 80 Years of Passover at Hillel UW. Details will be posted in here as they are developed.
For more information or to be an 80th Anniversary Morris Polack Passover Campaign Sponsor, please contact Terri Green, Hillel’s Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.