Happy Purim!
Celebrate Purim at Chabad North Shore
 
Wednesday night, 20 March - Thursday, 21 March, 2019
 
Rabbi's Message
  Dear Friend,

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).

We should do our best to make sure every Jew—man, woman, and child—has the chance to fulfill all the mitzvot of Purim properly (The Rebbe). 

Purim celebrations at Chabad are truly festive and joyous. The energy of joy is palpable as we celebrate the miraculous salvation of the Jews with programs for all ages.

Let us ensure we fulfill all four Mitzvot of Purim: 

1. The Megillah. 
2. Mishloach Manot. 
3. Give Charity. 
4. Have a Festive Meal. 

Wishing you and your family a happy and joyous Purim, and we look forward to you sharing with us in our celebrations - see below for details.

Rabbi Nochum and Fruma Schapiro
 
 
 
Megillah Readings
 
Wednesday evening
20 March 2019
Purim Eve

Megillah Reading: 7:45 pm 
(after evening service)

Thursday
21 March 2019
Purim Day

Megillah Readings:
7:00 am (During Shacharit)
9:00 am 
11:00 am 
5:00 pm
(During Purim Under the Sea)
6:30 pm (During Purim in Asia)
    
Please contact the office if you would like to schedule a Megillah reading at your office, school, or other location!
 
 
Purim Festivities
Purim Under the Sea - Poster.jpg
 
Event: 
Purim Under the Sea - Families and Children's Event
      
Date/Time: 
Thursday, 21 March, 4:00-6:00 pm 

Venue: 
Chabad North Shore

Details: 
  • Costume Contest
  • Bubble Show
  • Delicious Fish & Chips*
  • Slime Making
  • Awesome Booths
  • Grand Raffle
  • Smiles all around
  • FREE ADMISSION 
 

*Nominal charge for food

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Purim Festivities
Purim Under the Sea - Poster.jpg
 
Event: 
Purim in Asia - Annual Adult Purim Dinner 

Date/Time: 
Thursday evening, 21 March,
6:30 pm till late.


Venue: 
Chabad North Shore

Details:
  • Festive Asian Cuisine, catered by Jing and Rinah
  • Lively Music
  • Dancing
  • L'Chaims!
  • Interactive Game Show
  • Come in Your Best Costume
For more information and bookings, visit ChabadHouse.org.au/Register

$40 per person
(Inc. full dinner and plenty of L'Chaim)

 
 
 
 
Food Gifts to Friends
 

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, 21 March, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party.

Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

 
 
Giving to the Needy
 
One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim, 21 March. In case you can’t find any needy people, your synagogue will likely be collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other Mitzvot of Purim, even small children should fulfill this Mitzvah.