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A volunteer prepares meals at Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank in Toronto in November 2020. Shawn Goldberg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

A volunteer prepares meals at Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank in Toronto in November 2020. Shawn Goldberg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

Observation
June 28 2021
About the author

Jack Wertheimer is professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His latest book, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice their Religion Today, has been issued recently as a paperback.

This is the third in a series of articles on the impact of the pandemic on different sectors of American Jewish life. Earlier ones may be found here and here.

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