Social distancing, escalating anxieties, rampant fear and a real-life plague — Passover amid the COVID-19 outbreak is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Hopefully.

As many Jews across the country and the world prepare to hold seders on their own, apart from beloved family members and friends, or via online video-conference tools like Zoom or Skype, institutions, organization and clergy have prepared a multitude of guides on how to navigate the situation and the technology.

Here are just a few of them, offering everything from advice on how to plan for a Zoom call to how to order the food that one might never have purchased online before.

The guides with tips and tricks for a seder in the time of the coronavirus:


“A Different Pesach: Ideas for the Solo Seder,” a collaboration by Marc Fein, Temim Fruchter, Jael Goldstein, Adina Gerver, Talya Housman, Rabbi Louis Polisson, Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter, Stephanie Hoffman, Hadassah Wendl and Rachel Woolf

A condensed version of that guide^, on My Jewish Learning


Jewish Boston

Aspen Jewish Congregation

The Minimalist’s Guide to Passover and Seder by Leah Sarna

The Conservative movement’s guidelines for using technology this year

Webinars on the topic


2 For Seder

Temple Emanu-el in New York

Online Haggadahs and other resources

The Kveller Haggadah

The HIAS Haggadah

A list of suggestions from the “A Different Pesach: Ideas for the Solo Seder” authors

One Table’s suggestions

Make your own with

The Four Children and COVID-19

Cooking food 

The Nosher

Pared down recipes from Leah Koenig

Ordering food

The Nosher

The Jewish News of Northern California

The Philadelphia Inquirer


Gabe Friedman writes for the JTA global Jewish news source.