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Family Purim Party 2021



On Purim we have four main tasks - each one is a little bit different than the other, but they all come from the Megillah and make Purim what it is!

This year to celebrate Purim, please join us in the following four mitzvot of Purim

1. Matanot Levinyonim
The custom on Purim is to give gifts of money to the poor. This year, in light of the difficult circumstances faced by many people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to encourage community members to donate to Jewish Care. As most of you know, we have a wonderful Jewish Care worker here at the ACTJC, Karen Selch, who works tirelessly to support vulnerable members of the Community. Connect to Jewish Care’s website and donate directly HERE.

2. Mishloach Manot
A second obligation is to give gifts of food to your family and friends. Each year the ACT Jewish Community gives Mishloach Manot to the elderly within our community- for $18 you can support this important project. Please consider sponsoring more than one Mishloach Manot.  In addition, you are welcome to bring a Mishloach Manot gift to give to another community member on Purim. It does not need to be fancy, a little bag or package containing 2 kosher food items is ideal. Examples include fruit, popcorn, muesli or chocolate bars, or other kosher food items of your choice (please see for a list of kosher items). CLICK HERE TO DONATE (non-tax deductible).

3. Megillah
We are commanded to read the Megillah (the Book of Esther) twice, once in the evening and once in the day. This year, we are lucky to have Community member Marc Itzchaki reading the Megillah for us – all are welcome, and the more noise the kids make, the better!

4. Purim Seudah (Meal) 
Each year we are commanded to have a festive meal. Please join us on Friday from 4 – 6 pm for our Seudah. Following the Megillah reading at 4pm, Progressive Congregation Rabbi Gary Robuck will entertain us all with Purim songs, followed by carnival games for the kids and a costume parade, before a delicious meal of Kosher festive food at 5pm.



Thursday 25 February - 13 Adar 5781
Fast of Esther
5:23 am:
 Fast commences

Erev Purim
7:15 pm
 Lecture by Rabbi Gary Robuck: Masechtot Purim: An original annotated translation and commentary on two medieval Purim parodies
7:45 pm: Mincha & Maariv
8:13 pm: Fast Ends
8:25 pm: Megillah reading


Friday 26 February - 14 Adar 5781
Delivery of Mishloach Manot baskets during the day
4:00 pm: Megillah reading
4:30 – 6:00 pm: Purim party with Purim sing-along led by Rabbi Gary Robuck

Tue, 27 July 2021 18 Av 5781