Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Purim

Purim Holiday Kit

 

The Mitzvot Of Purim- March 11 2017 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 Walk-In-Ministry.

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 12 at 11:45 AM. The Senior Youth Group will provide entertaining challenges to children of our congregation, prizes will be awarded to all participants. Tickets will be on sale throughout the carnival. You can purchase carnival tickets for $5 per child or $20 per family. That price includes unlimited games and lunch.

A delicious lunch will be served by the High School Youths. Don’t miss out on this afternoon of fun and frolic.

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