Rabbi Mendel Sirota hands a box of Seder kits to volunteers to deliver to members of their congregation on April 7, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images.
This is the first essay in a projected series about the impact of the coronavirus on different sectors of the American Jewish enterprise. This installment focuses on Jewish communal institutions. Future installments will look at Jewish religious life and at how educational institutions are responding.