Residents of Belong Morris Feinmann, the state-of-the-art care village that caters for Manchester’s Jewish population, marked Passover with help from the local community despite lockdown restrictions.

In the week leading up to Passover, residents had the chance to catch-up with Belong Morris Feinmann chaplain, Rabbi Moshe Perez, via Zoom and the village received a delivery of handmade letters and cards from children at North Cheshire Jewish Primary School.

Seder services, including the singing of traditional songs, were led by volunteers, also via Zoom, residents enjoyed Seder dinner with members of their households, and technology allowed for screenings of performances of Passover music by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Belong Morris Feinmann experience coordinator, Angela Luckett, drew parallels between the current lockdown situation and the story of Exodus: “The hope of the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery is particularly significant this year as we look forward to a time when families can be together again. I’d like to thank to the volunteers, from the local community, including Elaine Newman and Alex Crawford, who hosted the Seder services, who helped make the festival special.”