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Thank you to all those who have participated! This Project is now closed for 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Purple Purim Party on Thursday, March 21st at 5:00pm!

As we are rapidly approaching the joyous holiday of Purim (March 20-21), we are once again reflecting on the true focus of the holiday. There are many great teachings on the powerful story and the miracles that led to the salvation of the Jewish People and the happiness it brings.

In our examination, we touched upon an underlying theme that spoke out to us: The Power of Community. This concept is clearly evidenced by the way we celebrate. Of the 4 commandments unique to this day, 3 are specifically fulfilled through uniting and sharing with others: the festive meal, the giving of charity, and the gifts of food baskets to friends.

As such, this year for Purim, in addition to our annual drive for charity to be distributed to the needy and to Israeli soldiers - we have decided to launch a new initiative. This year, we would like to give EVERYONE an opportunity to be included in the giving (and receiving) of Shalach Manot. To accomplish this, we are asking that each family gives a donation of $180. This will put your family name on our “givers list”. This Givers List will be included in EVERY Shalach Manot basket we distribute. So, by donating $180 you are able to give a gift to everyone who took the step to be included in this initiative. Now, we know that GIVING is also the greatest way to RECEIVE, so everyone on this Givers list will also be receiving a Shalach Manot basket.

By doing the Mitzvah in this way, we are able to engage our community, and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be included this beautiful mitzvah in a beautiful way!