Purim Challenge – Are You In?

Here are some things we hope that you will put on your Purim to do list!
1-Hear the Megillah. Hear the Megillah read to you in Hebrew from a Purim scroll.
 If you would like to brush up on your Purim story skills, click here and see if you recognize any children in the Boulder Jewish Community.
2-JOIN US FOR A FESTIVE PURIM MEAL-Tomorrow, Thursday 3-24 at 5:30 pm.
Our Purim parties are fun, wild and delicious. Enjoy New York Deli and many more delicious foods.  There is no charge but sponsors are appreciated! Rsvp needed: lbkosher@gmail.com. Come in Costume or dress as yourself!
3-JOIN the MISHLOACH MANOS CHALLENGE– and send your friends and the Jewish people you know a Purim food package. Read below for more information.
4-Matanot L’evionim– Money gifts to poor people on Purim-Rabbi Scheiner will be collecting for this.
Definition: Mishloach Manot, is one of the special Mitzvot of Purim. We fulfill this Mitzvah by sending a package of two types of food to a friend on Purim day.
Why? Queen Esther and Mordechai list this in the Megilla as instructions on how to celebrate Purim.
Deeper reason: The wicked Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish People, described them as “Scattered and spread apart.” When sending these special packages to our fellow Jews, we are combating Haman’s perception of our nation and promoting closeness and unity.
Mishloach Manot 2016. What to do:
1) Think
2) Gather
3) Send
4) Share
1) Think about someone you know who might not be otherwise receiving Mishloach Manot this Purim Holiday.
2) Gather two food items. They should be Kosher, such as fruits, nuts, drinks etc, and two distinct categories. (Such as a fruit and a drink.)
3) Send this package through hand delivery as soon as possible. Include a note describing Mishloach Manot, and encourage your friend to do the same.
4) Share with everyone (photos will be great) via your facebook page or anonymously via email boulderjudaism@gmail.com when you have sent off your package. The more sharing the more people will join!
Upon completion please challenge a friend to do the same.
Remember the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot should be performed tomorrow on Purim (March 24) , this project is intended to create Purim awareness and promote Jewish unity.
And here is a Purim video for more excitement!
Happy Purim!

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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