Purim Is Coming

Purim is coming. To celebrate this holiday, every congregation will hold services to read the megillah and most offer a variety of fun activities, too.

Purim is also the time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves by providing Matanot La’Evyonim – gifts for the poor.  We’ll highlight some opportunities to show your support this year.

Keneseth Israel and Temple Shalom are staging the play, “A Purim Home Companion,” on Saturday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Temple is holding a “Purim at Sunday School” with a Maghillah reading at 11:30 a.m. in the Waller Chpael – wear your favorite costume!  Also join The Temple For a Family Purim Dinner and Service.  The dinner is at 5:30 RSVP before Thursday, February 25.  Adults $10, Children ages 2-13 $5.

Adath Jeshurun is holding a Festive Purim Dinner Saturday, February 27th with services at 5:45 and dinner at 6:30. $5 for Adults and $3 for Children 3–12. RSVP at the AJ office 458‑5359.

Chabad of Kentucky is celebrating with a festive dinner celebrating Purim in the Orient on Sunday, February 28, at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency.This gala celebration includes dinner and many activities. Admission is $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. Reservations with payment must be made by February 22. Send your check to Chabad, 3706 Dutchmans Ln., Louisville, KY 40205, or call 235-5770.

Purim is the time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves by providing Matanot La’Evyonim – gifts for the poor. This year, the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Community Relations Council invites you to celebrate this Purim tradition this year by contributing to earthquake relief through “Hope for Haiti.” The January earthquake, with its epicenter in Port-au-Prince, left the capital city and its surrounding area devastated and survivors without food, water or shelter. Keneseth Israel and Temple Shalom were already working with “Hope for Haiti” prior to the quake, so it is a natural extension of this community tikkun olam project to provide earthquake relief through this organization.

To help CRC support the Purim Earthquake Relief Drive, send your Purim contributions to the Jewish Community of Louisville, 3630 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205. Donate online by clicking here. Be sure to indicate that your contribution is for our 2010 Purim appeal.

In addition, both the JCL’s Café J Catering at the Jewish Community Center and the Louisville Jewish Day School are selling Hamantaschen.

Hamantaschen from Café J are $9 per dozen. Choose from apricot, strawberry, peach, poppy seed, raspberry or chocolate. Orders must be placed by February 17. Order forms are available at the front desk or call 238-2744.

The Louisville Jewish Day School is celebrating Purim by selling Shalach Manos Baskets and Hamantaschen. Orders for both are now being accepted. Basket orders must be received by February 17. Hamantaschen orders are due by February 19. Full information, including order forms are available in the January 29 edition of Community, or call the school, 451-3122, ext.


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