Dear friends, The idea of families coming together for a Seder is central to the way that Jews have celebrated Pesach for centuries. The thought that this year, so many families
The idea of families coming together for a Seder is central to the way that Jews have celebrated Pesach for centuries. The thought that this year, so many families around the world will be unable to have a Seder together is a source of great sadness. But while it may not be possible to physically bring people together right now, we can use technology to connect and make sure that as far as possible, people do not have to celebrate Pesach alone.
While the use of electrical systems on Yom Tov is not ordinarily permitted, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism, has ruled that this year only, the use of Zoom and other such means may be permitted on Seder night if this is the only way to enable the inclusion of those who would otherwise be alone and isolated.
Therefore this year The Carter family will be hosting a Seder using Zoom and invite anyone who wishes to, to join us at this Seder. Candle lighting and the Seder will begin at 7.30 and we aim to start the meal at 8pm so if you wish to join us, please click on the link below:
Join The Seder via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/211489972
The Seder will finish around 9.30-10pm.
If you have never used Zoom before, please watch this short video that will show you how to download and use it: https://youtu.be/RyPIsH3UtlY
Note that during the Seder, we will simply have the meeting running and will not be touching the computer. If you have a webcam and microphone we will be able to talk to and see each other and we will ask people to join in with various parts of the Seder if they want to but if you just want to watch or listen along for as much or as little as you like, that is absolutely fine.
Just so we know who to expect, we would be grateful if you could let us know if you will be joining us.
With best wishes for the health and safety of you and your families,
Mark and Juliette Carter
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm