With Passover rapidly approaching, one local rabbi is hoping to make its celebration both safe and sacred by offering virtual seder class.
“Passover begins Wednesday night, April 8, and for many of us this year will be a very challenging one. With the coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social interactions, many of us are facing the prospect of hosting a seder for the first time, without friends or community,” explained Rabbi Avi Rubenfeld. “If you or someone you know are in this situation, know that you’re not alone. We’re here to help. We have launched a region-wide initiative to ensure that every Jew in St. Louis hosting a Passover seder for the first time, can easily do so, whether they are in quarantine or otherwise.”
Residents interested in participating can log into https://us04web.zoom.us/j/959579104 at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 26.
“Participants will learn practical tips, meaningful lessons and some of my Passover jokes! It will be worth it to attend just for those,” Rubenfeld promised.
“Individuals who want to sponsor a Seder-to-Go kit for others in our community who need one, can visit showmechabad.com,” Rubenfeld said. “Community members also can visit our online Passover DIY section, chock full of holiday recipes, commentary, songs, etc., to help you brush-up on your seder-leading skills.”