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Wellesley-Weston Chabad finds a way to bring the community Passover Seder home during coronavirus outbreak  

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In past years, Rabbi Moshe Bleich and his wife Geni have hosted 100 guests at the Passover Seder at the Wellesley-Weston Chabad on Worcester Street. This year, the crowd will be dramatically smaller, just the couple and seven of their children will be there — the oldest, 20, is in India, leading a Seder for Jews quarantined at the foot of the Himalayas, and the ninth child isn’t due for a couple of months.

The coronavirus outbreak has left many people around the world isolated from the joy and solemnity of Easter and Passover traditions. Knowing that, the Bleichs resolved to bring to some of these folks one of the critical pieces of the Jewish ceremony: hand-made Israel Shmurah Matzah. By tradition, they are round, not square, and require meticulous preparation.