Vaccinations and tests enable some families to gather for Passover Seders this year


March 19, 2021

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A family celebrates the Passover Seder with other family members joining via Zoom, April 8, 2020.

(JTA) - The Darvick family did Jewish holidays by videoconference long before a pandemic forced them. 

"We call it Skypanukkah," Elliot Darvick told The New York Times in December 2011, when the family was featured in an article about celebrating Chanukah over Skype. So when Zoom seders suddenly became standard last year, the Darvicks were prepared.

But this Passover, the Darvicks will be together again.

By the time the holiday begins later this month, both Debra Darvick, 64, and her husband, Martin, 73, will have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as will one of their children. Thos...

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