What does a couple do during the pandemic that is raging in NYC? Go to the roof garden of their Astoria apartment house with an amazing view for a baby naming ceremony. The attendees were her parents, their son, her sister on zoom, and me in the cranberry ski jacket.
We had a family kiddish cup and I prepared a loving service inclusive of songs at the beginning and end. The mother explained the baby’s name, which linked him with deceased relatives. It was one of the most heartfelt baby naming officiating I have done in my career.
When life serves you lemons, of course, make lemonade.