COVID-19 journal

A community blog on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis

Can't plan anything

June 2020
Michele Schneider

It’s getting to me. We still haven’t met our new grandchild in person. It’s hearbreaking and I don’t know when I’m going to get to see him.  When we do, I don’t know if i’m going to be allowed to cuddle him.  But we do FaceTime as much as possibl…

A mystery solved

June 2020
Gustavo Rymberg

For many people, myself included, this pandemic has challenged us to find a “new normal.” It’s also  forced us to be more creative in how we communicate and do our work, while  at the same time giving us some extra time to think, develop new relationships, …

A gift of time

June 2020
Dafna Bener

As a single parent, my days start whenever my three-and-a-half year old daughter and 14 month old son wake up, usually around 7:30 a.m., and are filled with making snacks and meals, attending a lot of Zoom meetings with colleagues, changing diapers, and picking up onl…

Beit Zoom

June 2020
Shlomit Acciaroli

My two Jack Tzus, Joanie and Zoe, make social isolation in my condo livable. They play with each other, bringing me toys, and beg to go into the long hallway, where they run up and down repeatedly to get their exercise.    
When my neighbourhood grocery store …

Family is everything

June 2020
Michal Asulin

I stopped welcoming people into our home a week before Purim. I always had people over for Shabbat dinners and I like parties, but I told everyone, I’m sorry but my mother lives with us. 

For the first few weeks, my eldest, who is in high school, didn’t receiv…