B'nai Sholom

Reform Congregation

Albany, NY

Yom Rishon, 1 Tammuz 5777

Therefore do the Jews of the villages that dwell in

the unwalled town, make the fourteenth day of the

month Adar a day of gladness and feasting and a

good day, and of sending portions one to another.

Esther 9:19

Purim is a day of taking and giving pleasure. For years, we have rejoiced in our deliverance from Haman by sending gifts of special foods to friends and relatives.   Tzedakah is performed by donating food or money and mishloah manot by sending sweet treats to friends. Once again, our congregation would like to provide you with the opportunity to fulfill two of the mitzvot of Purim – the giving of Tzedakah and Mishloah Manot (Shalakhmones).  

DSCN0007r200You can honor your fellow B’nai Sholom friends and support the congregation’s fundraising efforts while participating in this wonderful tradition. A package generally contains Hamantashen, wine or fruit juice, fruits, nuts and other sweets. It is a mitzvah to send to at least two people, but through our congregational Mishloah Manot, you many send to as many as you please within the temple membership.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

On the list mailed with the February bulletin, please check the families to whom you would like to send Mishloah Manot. Follow the instructions on the order sheet. Return by Monday, February 23rd, 2015. Listed families will receive only one gift basket with a card listing the names of all the families who had wished to send this greeting. Every family will receive a gift basket.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Your cost is $10.00 for the first package and $1.80 for each additional name that you check on the list.

WHAT IF SOMEONE SENDS TO ME BUT I NEGLECT TO SEND TO THEM?

If someone includes you and you wish to reciprocate, check “YES” on the order form for reciprocity. You will be billed $1.80 for each name added.

HOW CAN I GET MY BASKET?

Baskets may be picked up at Erev Purim Services on Wednesday, March 4 or at Shabbat services on March 6 or any other time the building is open through March 10. Any bags not picked up by March 10 will be donated.

PLEASE NOTE THAT HOME DELIVERY IS RESERVED FOR HOMEBOUND CONGREGANTS AND TEMPLE ELDERS ONLY.

CHAG PURIM SAMEACH