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Safe At Home
569 days ago 14 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:Safe At Home, Get Together Again, Everything Going To Be Alright, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Souther Hillman Furay Band,Passover, Easter, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego,
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So my thoughts focus on when we can get together again.

 

You might ask why but I suspect most know.

 

After all, in other times, many would be looking forward to hosting or visiting family towards the end of this week into next weekend. Usually a big meal serves as the centerpiece. Instead, this time any meal involves those in the immediate household; at best we can employ video technology to perhaps widen the size of the gathering and connect family and friends around a virtual table. I recall picking up a few items early when shopping before any inkling of actions we now follow to protect ourselves and everyone else.

 

Interestingly the virtual gathering offer some ability to widen the net some. Anyone giving thought to or planning larger virtual gatherings – in comparison to the size on in person gatherings where perhaps the dining accommodations limited the size in other years?

 

While living on the left coast, my daughter hosted friends on the other costs and shared pics of the scrumptious dishes she (and perhaps others created). Some years we visited her and attended communal seders in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego (that one was perhaps the largest communal one we ever attended.). Some years we also joined some good friend one night and hosted family the other. I certainly look forward when “everything going to be alright.”

 

Might any “adjustment” we make this year become part of the program in future gatherings? Some interesting logistics to consider.

 

Got any ideas? Our Gotham tribe enjoys more than a few with technical and logistical expertise. I look forward to some ideas in the comments section.

 

Meanwhile let’s all stay Safe At Home.

 
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  •  Daniel Schwartz: 
     
    Why is night different from all other nights? Well maybe this year and years to come. I can see the virtual gatherings sticking around for while. As for security, my company uses Webex for all virtual training and meetings. Could it possibly be more secure?
     
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  •  Mitch Tobol: 
     
    We're zooming a family get together...working out the details now.
     
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  •  Kelly Welles: 
     
    Seders are a cherished tradition in our family - my husband is Jewish. Our nephew and pater familias now presides. Although, this year we will be virtual as well. For sure it won’t be the same but thank goodness we can ZOOM. WARNING: when my nephew’s congregation ZOOMED two days ago an anti-Semitic hacker crashed the virtual gathering. ZOOM IS NOT SECURE. If that happens, the only thing to do is hang up. Wishing all a safe, meaningful and uninterrupted Pesach.
     
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  •  Vincent Russo: 
     
    Virtual dinners with friends. Virtual afternoon tea with the grandchildren.
    Trying to stay connected through my daily check on Facebook, Instagram and linked in at
    https://www.facebook.com/vjrussolaw/videos/1247528628777725/
    enjoy!
     
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  •  Rona Gura: 
     
    I love Marilyn's ide. We are only having our immediate family at our Sedar. But having my mother-in-law via Facetime.
     
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  •  Marilyn Genoa: 
     
    We are doing a virtual Seder. Approximately a week ago I sent out an invitation letting family and friends know that although in prior years the physical table may have it had limitations our virtual table had none. The response was overwhelming we have relatives from across the country joining us on the first night of Seder. Several of my daughters friends who are not Jewish told her they always wanted to attend a Seder and asked if they too could zoom in. At this point we will have at least 20 different groups around their individual tables with zoom laptop connections. My intention is to have it proceed as would the normal Seder with discussions from everybody on what the past weeks have meant to them as well as what coming together as one large family means for themMy brother from the safety of his table will lead however it has become our tradition to have every member of our gathering read from the various Haggadahs we now use. We will continue to do that as well. The thought of getting to see and participate with relatives I haven’t physically seen in years has brought joy back into a holiday that for me is one of the most enjoyable of the year
     
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  •  Fred Klein: 
     
    We are reliving Biblical times.
     
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