Bonds of Life: Why we’re memorializing those we lose to the coronavirus


Traditional Jewish mourning practices are largely impossible to observe during the coronavirus pandemic. But we can still come together to mourn those we’ve lost.

Government officials are updating us daily about how many people have died. But behind the numbers are individuals — parents and spouses, friends and colleagues, rabbis and teachers and neighbors and more — whose lives deserve to be celebrated.

That’s why we have embarked on an initiative to memorialize those in the Jewish community who are lost to COVID-19.

We are partnering with the Forward and local Jewish newspapers around the world to share the lives of those who are lost in the pandemic.

If you’ve lost someone dear to you, we invite you to share their stories with us using this form. Thank you for telling us about your loved one.


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