When Jewish Life Goes Viral: A Quiet Goodbye

When Jewish Life Goes Viral: A Quiet Goodbye

In this multimedia mini-series, we look at Chabad’s response to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Jewish life events. As people die and are buried with no family to see them off, part four examines how CDC protocol is causing Judaism’s sacred burial societies, to dramatically alter traditional practice.

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Demand Soars for DIY Seder Kits

The COVID-19 pandemic during the days leading up to Passover challenges Chabad to help people throughout the world celebrate the holiday while sheltering in place, at home.

Tzipora Reitman | News | Monday, March 23


Panic swept residents of Zagreb Sunday morning when, while sheltering at home from the coronavirus, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake--the largest in 140 years--struck the city.

Staff Writer | News | Sunday, March 22

Amid School Shutdowns, Thousands Attend Virtual Hebrew School

With school closed in cities and countries around the world, thousands of Jewish children have logged in to the Virtual Hebrew School, a project of Merkos’s Chabad Kids Network-CKids.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, March 18

Purim Makes it to Maryland VA Hospital Just in Time

This year, the threat of COVID-19 meant that Purim could not come soon enough, especially for seniors isolated in nursing homes.

Toby Trompeter | News | Tuesday, March 17

Gleaning Jewish Wisdom Through Art

On the first Friday of every month, the quiet cobblestone streets of Old City Philadelphia are reborn into a bustling, contemporary art scene. Thousands of eager guests wander through, enjoying the wide variety of music and art exhibitions.

Lela Casey | News | Thursday, March 12

Purim in the Age of the Coronavirus

Those below a certain age do not remember a time like this—when there was no anti-vax movement because the fear of disease was so much greater than the fear of a possible adverse reaction; a time when the only recourse in the face of illness was to quarantine oneself or flee.

Chana Silberstein | News | Monday, March 9

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