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
Webinars on the topic
Online Haggadahs and other resources
Gabe Friedman writes for the JTA global Jewish news source.