purim at Shaare Zedek

service & EVENT times

Wednesday, March 20
5:48 a.m. Ta'anit Esther fast begins
7:40 p.m. Fast ends

7:30 p.m. Mincha & Ma'ariv

Thursday, March 21
Please note that our Purim morning services have been canceled.

Other egalitarian morning minyanim will be at B'nai Jeshurun (270 W. 87th Street) at 7:30 AM and at the Hadar Institute (190 Amsterdam Avenue) at 9:00 AM.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Family Seudah hosted at Solomon Schechter School, details here

purim mitzvot

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 Leket Israel. Please make your donation by noon on Purim Day (Thursday, March 21) to be included in the final tally.

Donate to the Tzedakah Fund Here


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, March 17. After that date, we cannot guarantee that your name will be included on each package's list of senders.

At this time we are no longer accepting new Mishloach Manot donations.

Sign up here:

  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.