Purim, commemorating our nation’s miraculous salvation more than two millennia ago,
is celebrated on the 14th of Adar.
We celebrate Purim with 4 distinct mitzvot:
1. Hear the Megillah – The Megillah, a.k.a. ‘The Book of Esther’ is the scroll that tells the Purim story. Listen to the public reading twice: once on Purim night, and again on Purim day.
2. Give to the Needy (Matanot LaEvyonim) – Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim.
3. Send Food Gifts to Friends (Mishloach Manot) -On Purim we emphasize the importance of friendship and community by sending gifts of food to friends.
On Purim day, send a package containing at least two different ready-to-eat food items and/or beverages to at least one Jewish acquaintance during the daylight hours.
4. Feast! During the course of Purim day, celebrate with a festive Purim meal with family and friends.