Covid-19

Coronavirus news from Jewish communities around the world

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NOTE: AS OF APRIL 7, THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is collecting the news flowing in from across the...
White-haired rabbi in prayer shawl, kippah, and surgical face mask stands in library by open laptop and prayerbook.

For Jewish law authorities, coronavirus raises unprecedented flurry of questions

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By Ben Harris As the coronavirus pandemic forces Jews around the world to contemplate a Passover holiday in which large family gatherings will be all...

Clarinetist Seth Kibel is planning for the arts, post-COVID-19

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A musician, Seth Kibel puts about 30,000 miles on his navy-blue Toyota RAV4 Hybrid every year. He travels up and down the mid-Atlantic, playing...

For quarantined students, Zoom community is part college, part camp

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By Lisa Woolfson It was less than a month ago that college students all over the country were sent home to finish their classes online...

Life at Leisure World moves inside and online

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Rabbi Moshe and Alisa Samber moved to Silver Spring from central New Jersey seven years ago to be closer to their married daughter’s family...

Funerals become less hands-on in coronavirus pandemic

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Rabbi Bruce Kahn of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase has known the Katz family for at least 40 years. He watched the three children...

In a possible sign of what’s to come, this JCC has already laid off...

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On Day 1 of the state-mandated shutdown in Pennsylvania, Amy Krulik tried to strike an upbeat tone. To stop the spread of the coronavirus, the...

At Temple Micah, ‘we’re trying to figure out how to do this online’

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So, no congregants in synagogue seats mean a coronavirus-induced vacation for area rabbis, right? Think again, says Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel. “I have been extremely,...

2-day-old local relief fund has raised $2.7 million

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A Jewish community COVID-19 response fund launched on Wednesday has received pledges of $2.7 million toward a $5 million goal. The Jewish Federation of Greater...

On Sunday, the rabbi logged on to Zoom: A bride and groom were waiting

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By Ben Harris Before everything changed, Jalna Silverstein and Asael Papour were planning a wedding much like many other Jewish nuptials on the Upper West...