Preparing for Pesah During a Time of Pandemic

Please note that this was published for Pesah 5780/2020. Please view our Pesah guidance for 5781/2021 here

With the arrival of Pesah, we want to make sure that you are aware of the many new resources we have on our website.

These resources are designed to be utilized as you make holiday preparations for your communities while taking coronavirus (COVID-19) factors into account.

CJLS Guidance and Recommendations:




Pesah Webinars for Rabbis: 

When, How and Why are We Free? Revisiting the Concept of Herut
Tuesday, March 31 from noon-1:15 PM ET

Join JTS for a free webinar for rabbis designed to inspire you in your preparation of Pesah derashot and teaching this year. This webinar is presented by Eliezer Diamond and offered in collaboration with our Rabbinical Assembly.

Watch Now: Pesah Preaching with David Wolpe (Recording)
Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 PM ET

Discussion of ideas and themes for Pesah with our colleague David Wolpe.

Pesah Webinars for Your Community:

Watch Now: Preparing your Kitchen for Passover (Recording)
Monday, March 30 from 12:00-1:00 PM ET

In this webinar, JTS's Marcus Mordecai Schwartz will demystify the Passover process and review everything one needs to know to make their home kitchen kosher for Passover. This webinar is offered in collaboration with our Rabbinical Assembly.

Virtual Seder Webinar with Hazzan Sheldon Levin and Hazzan Marcey Wagner
Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 PM ET 
(join using this Zoom link)
Being confined to our homes brings with it a special kind of challenge for tens of thousands of Jews all over the world: how to actually lead a seder and where to find resources online. In this highly accessible webinar, attendees will learn how to use online resources to customize their family or community's seder. 

Why is this Year Different? led by Dr. Ron Wolfson and Cantor Steve Stoehr
Sunday, April 5 at 8:00 PM ET (Join using this Zoom link)
This year’s Passover will be unique; learn how you can make it special.