Passover doubles as family reunion for those who have been vaccinated

In 2020, pandemic quarantines had just started and the large Miller family had to hold their Seder over Zoom. It didn’t go well.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2021, 10:09 PM

Updated 1,116 days ago

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For some families on Long Island, Passover will serve as a family reunion as more and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.
News 12 was invited into the home of the Miller family in Dix Hills who were preparing to gather Saturday night.
In 2020, pandemic quarantines had just started and the large family had to hold their Seder over Zoom. It didn’t go well.
“It’s such a disaster,” said Jennifer Miller. “Half the family doesn't know how to use Zoom at all. Half doesn't know how to mute the microphone if someone is reading a passage.”
The family says everyone that will be in attendance has received both vaccine injections.
Though half the size of their normal Seder gatherings, there will be four generations sitting at the table from a 2-month-old infant to a great-grandparent in their mid-90s. The family says they're trying to be careful and respect the virus so no one gets sick.
Passover commemorates the exodus of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, more than 3,000 years ago.


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