F.Leaders of aith have embraced the switch to worship and online communication as they remember the “huge challenge” they faced in closing religious buildings in the UK’s first lock a year ago.
Some things like the option to stream weddings and funerals online will continue for family and friends who cannot attend in person long after the pandemic has passed, they said.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim named Mirvis “thank God for Zoom” recalling an “unprecedented situation” in March 2020, describing the closure of synagogues as “one of the biggest decisions that I had to take, completely ”.
“All of our congregations across the UK, individually, made an immediate change, and immediately recognized the importance of communicating with people electronically, communicating online – thank God for Zoom and for other ways in which we can communicate with people, “he said.
He said among the lessons learned within the faith was how to use digital communication to the fullest extent, saying: “We will certainly continue to use them well after Covid ‘s times.”