The coronavirus pandemic has scuttled plans for large traditional gatherings this Passover, but there’s no shortage of online alternatives. Many synagogues and other Jewish organizations are planning to hold virtual Seders this year on Zoom or other platforms.
Below is a list of online Passover Seders from New York-area institutions that anyone can join.
Second Night, March 28, 2021
92nd Street Y: The venerable Manhattan cultural institution is offering a free Seder on Zoom for the second night of Passover, Sunday, March 28 at 7:00 pm Eastern. More information and registration here.
Lab/Shul: The artist-driven New York synagogue is hosting a Passover Seder on Sunday, March 28 at 6:30 pm Eastern featuring Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zen faith leaders, along with artists, elected officials, activists, and musicians. Details and registration here.
East End Temple: Join Rabbi Joshua Stanton and this New York City congregation for a large and engaging second-night Seder, at 5:00 pm Eastern. Find details and sign up here.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue: This Reform congregation on New York’s Upper West Side offers a free community Seder that’s open to everyone, beginning at 6:00 pm. Register for the Zoom link here.
Jewish Community Project Downtown: Join Rabbi Andy Bachman at a virtual Seder for all ages. Hear the story and reflect on its contemporary resonance, all beginning at 6:00 pm Eastern. Sign up here.
City Winery: The 2021 version of the annual hipster event known as the Downtown Seder will feature comedians (Lewis Black, Judy Gold), musicians (David Broza, Perry Ferrell), Dr. Ruth, Al Franken, and four New York City mayoral candidates. Details and registration here. March 25, 7:00 pm.
Lilith Seder: The Sisterhood of East End Temple presents a Seder for women about women, from Miriam to modern-day women of valor. Sing songs by Debbie Friedman, led by cantorial intern, Ilana Goldman. Click here to register. April 1, 5:00-6:30 pm.
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