Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Purim

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 The Mitzvot Of Purim- February 28, 2018 7:00 PM

On Purim there are three commandments which Jews are obligated to fulfill. One is to hear The Book of Esther. The second is Shalach Manot, “the sending of portions” or sending gifts of sweets to friends, family and particularly to teachers. The third mitzvah is Matanot L’evyonim, “gifts to the poor.” At this time of great joy we remember those who have less than we do. This mitzvah can be fulfilled by directly handing money to those who are in need. If you want, the synagogue can be of help to you in fulfilling this mitzvah; your Matanot L’evyonim will be forwarded to the Humanitarian Service Project.

REMEMBER: EVERYONE SHOULD BRING
THEIR VERY OWN “MAC & CHEESE” GROGGER TO PURIM.
As has been our tradition, the Mac & Cheese will be donated to a local food
pantry as a fulfillment of the Purim Mitzvah of Matanot L’evyonim, gifts to the poor.


LET THE CARNIVAL BEGIN…


This year's carnival will be Sunday, March 4 at 11:45 AM. Sponsored by the SYG, JYG, and Brotherhood. Cost is $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. Cost includes Lunch, Reptile Show, and Unlimited Games! Wristband sales begin on Sunday, February 18. Lunch includes your choice of chicken and rice, falafel, pita and hummus, hot dogs, chips, condiments, drinks, and hamantaschen made by the Sisterhood. 

Activities include: balloon artist, face painting, giant jenga, cake walk, ring toss, bozo buckets, raffle prizes, pie your rabbi in the face, meet a Burmese python and MORE!