Religious Observance During the COVID-19 Emergency

Religious Observance During the COVID-19 Emergency


As we move through the physical separation we’re experiencing due to the COVID-19 emergency, with resulting stay-at-home orders, cultural, family, and religious celebrations take on added importance for our community’s health and well-being.

We want to make sure people are aware that despite our current situation, Passover, Ramadan, and Easter celebrations are still happening, albeit digitally.

Passover, Ramadan, and Easter are important for many in our community. This isn’t just about religious observance. It’s also about secular, cultural belonging, and celebration.

Below are some of the virtual get-togethers available this year. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and I encourage you to do your own research to find a celebration that feels right for your spiritual or cultural practice.


Grace Cathedral’s Livestreamed Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services

St. Mary the Virgin’s Online Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

GLIDE Memorial Church’s Easter Sunday Service Facebook Livestream

Bethany United Methodist Church’s Facebook Livestream Services

Bethel AME Facebook Live

San Francisco Chinese Baptist Church Livestream in Chinese and English

St Mary’s Cathedral Livestreams for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Mission Dolores Basilica Parish Livestream Holy Week and Easter Sunday Mass in English and Spanish

Plus, it wouldn’t be San Francisco if I didn’t include the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.’s Easter Sunday Hunky Jesus/Foxy Mary contest — virtual this year, of course.



JCC SF’s Seder-in-Place

Sherith Israel’s Second Night Seder & Fundraiser for HaMotzi/Chicken Soupers

Congregation Emanu-El’s Second Night “Adult-Focused” Passover Seder

Temple Beth Israel Judea’s Zoom and Facebook Live Seder

Sha’ar Zahav’s Second Night Seder

The Kitchen SF All In Zoom Seder

Passover Q&A with Beth Sholom Rabbis

Congregation B’nai Emunah Zoom Seders

Chabad SF’s Virtual Seder, Seder-in-a-Box, and Chametz Selling



Linked here you will find a complete calendar of events, complied by the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area.