Chances are you’ll be home for Pesach: Here’s some helpful information

If you were planning on traveling for Pesach, it is near absolute certain that you will be unable to, and that you will be making Pesach home.

This applies even if you have been in quarantine for 14 days, as most Kehillos are NOT allowing any visitors, most states have travel restrictions, and Rabonim and physicians are opposed to any such travel. This applies to the 1st days, last days and Chol Hamoed alike.

(See attached for some of the Kehilla notices from around the country.)

“We strongly advise that you make your plans NOW for Pesach in Lakewood,” says Rabbi Aaron Kotler. “With social distancing rules, and the number of infected growing, you CANNOT count on joining with other local families for Pesach either.”

The Poskim in Lakewood will be giving guidance for Pesach, and we will bring it to you once finalized.

As earlier reported on our Status, BMG has created the “Pesach Box” so that you can easily buy the essential kitchen supplies that you will need, without endangering yourself by going out and shopping. If this is your FIRST time making Pesach and you live in the Lakewood area, and do not yet have kitchen/houseware supplies, this will be made available to you. We will provide more info on how to order the box in the next day or two.

Additionally, together with Bikur Cholim and Chaveirim, BMG continues to offer hot cooked KCL Hashgocha suppers to all local Kosher observant households in the Lakewood area who would like hot suppers delivered at $6 per meal, with a small delivery charge. Available at, or by calling 732-526-8700.

In case you missed it, here are Pesach guidelines provided by local Rabbonim.

Additionally, here is a helpful checklist booklet you can download and print.

Looking for some great recipes? Enjoy a free downloadable booklet here.

TLS continue to bring you all important information to make your Pesach as enjoyable as possible under these unusual circumstances.

[Photo by Argentum]

Baltimore Pesach Vaad Harabbonim Letter-3-25-20
Cleveland Ohio Pesach Vaad Letter 3-24-20

Detroit Vaad Statement 3-26-2020 updated


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    • It doesnt matter if you are “allowed to”. Just STAY HOME and be part of the solution and not part of the problem! Why is this so hard for people to understand?

  1. our rabbonim are paskining shailos that they have never had to deal with before. every p’sak is given after much consultation, with each other, with doctors, and with gedolim the world over. none of us is smarter than they. it is our chiyuv to listen to what they tell us

  2. Can someone answer these questions:
    If we were all exposed why can’t we get together? Or have spread apart minyanim?
    If the people out of state had it why can’t you go to them?
    If you quarantine there why can’t you go?
    Who’s the vaad if Detroit and why no signatures?
    If we had symptoms and they went away why can’t we go out? When can we?

    • Your questions are all good ones. The infection rate in NY/NJ is far higher than Detroit (as of yesterday for every case in Michigian our region had at least 12 cases).

      If you travel to Detroit you will spread the disease to Detroit.

      The Detroit letter was provided by Dayan Eisenberger Shlita of Agudath Israel/Beth Yehuda of Detroit, who is the lead posek in Detroit.

      Please stay home and keep everyone safe.

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