Passover 2020/5780 may become known as the Passover when we created our own charoset made of fruits and nuts our parents and grandparents never contemplated using. Or the Passover when we used a tart concoction instead of horseradish on a flat bread that we baked ourselves because we couldn’t purchase matzah.
While social distancing this April, we may not be able to secure all of the necessities for our Seder dinner(s), consider being innovative. Over the centuries, different Jewish communities made the food their own while maintaining the symbolism which “told” the Exodus story. The many different charoset recipes reflect the foods available to each Jewish community.
Think ahead and check with your rabbi, cantor and/or religious leader for resources, stores and food substitutions. Let the story of the Exodus be the “centerpiece” at your Seder.