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Join our Jewish community in celebrating Purim! 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
7:30PM - Megillah reading at CHABAD 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
8:30AM Megillah reading (Shachrit at 8:00AM)
 
5:00PM  PURIM PARTY EMOJI STYLE AT THE LUCAS VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER ( CLICK HERE FOR THE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP)
 
Join an informal chassidic gathering (a farbrengen) with Rabbi Landa to end Purim with inspiration and joy. On Thrusday night, from 9-10:30pm. (after the Purim party) at the Landa Home. Please let us know if you plan to join.
 
Purim begins Wednesday night, March 20 and continues through Thursday, March 21, 2019

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s evil plot. 

It is commemorated with fulfilling 4 Mitzvot:
  • Reading of the Megillah (book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle. This is done once on the eve of Purim and then again on the following day.
  • Giving money gifts to at least two poor people.
  • Sending gifts of two kinds of food to at least one person.
  • A festive Purim feast, which often includes wine or other intoxicating beverages.

Purim Customs

There is a spirit of revelry and fun on Purim that is unparalleled on the Jewish calendar. If there were ever a day to “let loose” and just be Jewish, this is it! Read why here.

It is also customary for children (and adults, if they desire) to dress up in costumes. Read why here.

A traditional Purim food is hamantaschen (or oznay Haman), three-cornered pastries bursting with poppy seeds or another sweet filling. Read why here.