Local congregation helps Jewish families with Passover SederPosted: Updated:
With Passover just a few weeks away and some supermarkets running low on certain items, a Brooklyn congregation is stepping in to making sure Jewish families can still have their Passover Seders during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Seders must go on -- that’s the sentiment in Coney Island for dozens of Jewish Brooklyn residents lining up on Neptune Avenue to get the items they need not only this week, but also to celebrate Passover.
Many saying the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for them to find the kosher items they need at local supermarkets.
The Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation of South Brooklyn is handing out free matza, gefilte fish, eggs, grape juice and other items to make sure that those preparing for their seders have access to everything they need.
Rabbi David Okunov tells News 12 they have enough food for 500 families and they’re happy to provide for the community.
In an effort to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus, the food distribution is located outside, and those in attendance are being asked to follow social distancing protocols.