Chanukah begins the evening of Nov. 28, and the holiday cannot come soon enough for Rabbi Debbie Lefton of Wexner Heritage Village in Columbus and Rabbi Akiva Feinstein of Menorah Park in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood. Both are ready to help their facility’s residents celebrate in person after dealing with the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
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Even though the delta variant of the coronavirus is raging, spiritual leaders at two Jewish long-term care facilities say services for Rosh Ha…
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ohio in March 2020, Passover was the first holiday to be affected. Families switched to virtual seders or canceled their festivities altogether. Aging adults living in senior communities struggled with this adjustment, not participating in their well-loved traditions or seeing their families in person.
Rabbi Akiva Feinstein was named Menorah Park’s new director of spiritual living on March 9.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland in Beachwood will host a virtual event, “Supporting Mourners During COVID-19,” from 8 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21.
Passover will be different this year for many reasons.