SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (WRGB) — The Jewish Holiday of Passover starts this Saturday night.
But with the COVID pandemic still raging on, what does that mean for those who observe?
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For many, it means another year of “virtual” Seders.
The Seder, of course, the traditional meal on the first 2 nights of the holiday.
Congregation Shaara Tfille in Saratoga Springs says their Rabbi will be offering up a virtual Seder on night 2.
In fact, the last time their members were gathered at the synagogue, was ironically for last year’s Passover Seder according to the congregation President Linda Bertrand.
The virtual Seder only seemed right, Bertrand says, especially in light of tragedy that struck the synagogue a few months back.
“Sadly we lost a member a couple of months ago to COVID, and people are still very cautious. So, this is a way to provide the religious experience with the Rabbi in the comfort of their own home.” Bertrand said.
Still, there will be some families that choose to spend Passover together as more and more get vaccinated.
The hope in the Jewish community is to completely return to normal when it comes to observing Passover, by next year.