purim at Shaare Zedek
service & EVENT times
Wednesday, February 28
5:20 a.m. Ta'anit Esther fast begins
6:18 p.m. Fast ends
5:30 p.m. Mincha & Ma'ariv
6:20 p.m. Megillah Reading
Thursday, March 1
7:15 a.m. Shacharit & Megillah Reading
5:00 p.m. Purim Seudah: PurimPalooza! -- *this event has been cancelled*
And Mordechai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the King Achashverosh, both near and far, to enjoin them that they should keep the 14th day of the month Adar, and the 15th day of the same, yearly, the days wherein the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another (mishloach manot), and gifts to the poor (matanot la'evyonim). (Esther 9:20-22)
matanot la'evyonim - gifts for those in need
Fulfill the mitzvah of giving to needy Jews on Purim day by contributing to Shaare Zedek’s Matanot La'Evyonim Tzedakah Fund. This year, donations collected through this fund will be sent to Masbia, a kosher soup kitchen network operating in Brooklyn and Queens. Please make your donation by noon on Purim Day (Thursday, March 1) to be included in the final tally.
mishloach manot - gifts for friends
Send a package of treats to any Shaare Zedek staff or member household. Each package will be accompanied by a list of all those who sent them mishloach manot. Please participate by the end of the day on Sunday, February 25. After that date, we cannot guarantee that your name will be included on each package's list of senders.
Sign up here:
Sponsor individual packages of mishloach manot for your friends at Shaare Zedek. First, choose the number of bags you would like to send. When you click "Add to Cart" you will be prompted to choose which staff and member households will receive your mishloach manot. *If you would like to choose the Reciprocity or Whole Megillah options, please see below.*
Send mishloach manot to all of Shaare Zedek's member households and staff by choosing "The Whole Megillah" option. Or, automatically send mishloach manot to anyone who sends packages to you by choosing the "Reciprocity" option.
Shaare Zedek's mishloach manot project is an important annual fundraiser.
If you are able to give more in support of the shul, please consider increasing your support with an additional amount below.