Seder: Bringing Community to Your Home
Given the nature of the worldwide stay-at-home restrictions, we have been wrestling with the question of the role of technology on Shabbat and in our Passover celebrations this year. Our practice at IKAR, as you know, is traditional. We take the halakhic process seriously and err on the side of avoiding unnecessary use of technology on Shabbat and Yom Tov.
But we’re living through an unprecedented reality. Without technology, millions will find themselves alone for Seder this year, which is antithetical to the nature and spirit of the holiday. We were moved to see rulings from a number of rabbinic authorities, including a recent Rabbinical Assembly decision regarding the use of technology for the sedarim this year. As a result, we are happy to introduce the following opportunities for this year:
Join us for a Virtual Grief Circle with Dr. Barry Goldstein and Rabbi Barbara Zacky on Thursday, April 16 at 9 am. Join here.
At the end of Passover, we gather on the 8th day for Yizkor, our memorial service. Please join us that morning, April 16 at 10 am on Zoom here to lift up our loved one and recite Mourner’s Kaddish.
1st-night Zoom Seder Matches, April 8th
We’re better together! Click here if you’re holding seder and you’d be willing to have a few IKARites Zoom in, or if you’d like to be matched with a seder in the community. Deadline is Tuesday 4/7 at 12 pm.
Homespun Musical 2nd Night Community Seder with Hazzan Hillel, April 9th, 7-9 pm.
Hillel Tigay brings the sounds of Passover to our homes during a community-wide musical seder on Zoom. Register here.