Chag sameach to all who celebrate Passover.
Della, our founder and CEO, wrote some of her thoughts about how she and her family will celebrate Passover this year. There will be charoset on the table this year, but so many things will be different.
Some of that message is below, but you can read the full text via the link in our bio, as well as see Della's family recipe for Sephardic charoset.
During the Passover seder, we ask four questions, beginning with: “Why is this night different from all other nights?”
This year, everything is very different from all other years for two reasons: 1) we’re doing virtual seders while in COVID-19 quarantine and 2) we’re celebrating the arrival of my brother and sister-in-law’s son, Charlie.
My fiancé Cliff and I will be doing Zoom seders with our families in Cincinnati, Washington DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Miami, Boston, NY, Chicago and Israel. My guess is that it will be a little chaotic and very funny, especially if my hilarious sister Thea leads our seder (she’s our in-house Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
As a family, we’re counting our blessings of freedom and health and trying to do what we can to support the heroic healthcare professionals and first responders who are putting their lives on the line. Some of our dearest friends are doctors and nurses working in ICUs around the country, and they are in our thoughts every day.
Our hearts break for those who have tragically lost loved ones to this pandemic. We’ll be praying for those who are struggling with sickness, unemployment, decimated small businesses, food insecurity, and tremendous financial pressures.
This will be a Passover to remember. It will be a time of reflection and profound gratitude. A time to acknowledge our powerlessness over all external circumstances. A time to take full responsibility for our thoughts and attitudes. A time to surrender to the total uncertainty. And most importantly, a time to expand our hearts and generosity to other humans.