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Fulfilling the Mitzvot of Purim at the Shtiebel

SEUDAH • FESTIVE MEAL

It is a mitzvah to have a festive meal with friends, old and new, on Purim day. We are excited to be hosting a heimish seudah at the Shtiebel, open to all. Please consider participating in sponsoring the Seudah (an option on our RSVP form!) to make our joyful Purim meal accessible to everyone who would like to attend.

MEGILLAH • READING THE STORY

All Jewish adults are obligated to read or hear Megillat Esther at night and again in the daytime. There are MANY opportunities for this at the Shtiebel, including a sensory-friendly option and late reading. Check out the schedule!

 

If anyone is unable to attend the Megillah reading, please contact us to arrange a private reading at home or in the hospital.

MISHLOACH MANOT • FOOD PACKAGES 4 FRIENDS

The primary mitzvah is to give two ready to eat items to one person. When you think of Mishloach Manot recipients, in addition to your regular friends, please keep in mind those who would really benefit from a visit and a mishloach manot delivery.  Need an idea of someone new to deliver to? Don’t hesitate to reply to this email and we’ll send you some names!

MATANOT L’EVYONIM • GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO NEED

This mitzvah enables all in our community to have a truly happy Purim. Due to increased financial insecurity, we plan to distribute Matanot LaEvyonim to a larger group of households this year both within our community and through Chasdei Eliyahu. Give as you are able. Please make your donation directly for distribution on Purim day, ideally by Saturday night, March 23, before midnight. Click here to donate.

OTHER CUSTOMS 

Taanit Esther: This year, the fast of Esther will be on Thursday, March 21. Join Rabbanit Fruchter for some learning after davening at 8:00am about fasting and the power of prayer.

Machatzit HaShekel: It is customary in the month of Adar to give a “half-shekel” as a remembrance of the head-tax in Temple times which was collected in order to have new funds for communal sacrifices for the new Temple fiscal-year which began the following month in Nisan. At shul, you will find a bundle of three half-dollars which represent the half shekels enabling everyone to fulfill the custom during our megillah readings.

Purim Schedule 5784

4:00pm

shabbat afternoon @ the shtiebel

Tot Pre-Purim Shabbat Afternoon Singalong

 

(Kids 0-3 and their grownups)

8:05pm

saturday night @ the shtiebel

Maariv & Havdalah followed by Megillah Reading

A reminder that the mitzvah of Matanot Laevyonim should be performed on Purim day itself, see above.

 

 

9:45pm

saturday night @ the shtiebel

Late Megillah Reading

 

 

8:00am

sunday morning  @ the shtiebel

Shacharit & Megillah Reading #1

Megillah will start at approximately 9:00am.

 

Please bring a dry goods item (e.g. pasta!) to use as your grogger to donate for local hunger relief.

 

10:15 am

sunday morning  @ the shtiebel

Sensory Friendly Megillah Reading

 

neurodiversity affirming, all are welcome

11:15 am

sunday morning  @ Columbus Square Park

Kids Purim Costume Parade

 

Meet at the corner of 13th and Wharton in your Purim finery!

3:00 pm

sunday afternoon - Purim day  

Community Megillah Reading

 

Coming for the afternoon Seudah and missed the AM reading? Join us!

Please bring a dry goods item (e.g. pasta!) to use as your grogger to donate for local hunger relief. A reminder that the mitzvah of Matanot Laevyonim should be performed on Purim day itself, see above.

4:00 pm

sunday afternoon - Purim day  

A Very Whimsical Purim Tea Party Seudah

 

Explore the topsy-turvy wonderland of our Shtiebel community. We hope to see you as we all revel in the transformative power of communal joy!  Join the Raging Iguanas (i.e. Elana and Corey) for FUN AND GAMES.

 

Feel free to bring a short piece of Purim Torah and a beverage to share!

6:15 pm

sunday afternoon - Purim day  

Closing Tisch

 

Join Rabbanit Fruchter and Rabbinic Intern Tadhg Cleary for some soulful singing at the end of our Seudah! We’ll close with mincha and maariv.

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