February 2021 Bulletin Ref4

It’s Time for the B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation

Annual Purim Basket Extravaganza!

 Therefore do the Jews of the villages that dwell in the unwalled town, make the fourteenth day of the month of 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 Mishloach 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 Mishloach Manot (Shalakhmones).

You 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, fruit juice, fruits, nuts and other sweets.

 Historically the B’nai Sholom Fundraising Committee has offered congregants the option to identify to whom they wish to send Purim cheer when submitting their Mishloach Manot order forms.  Donation options have ranged from $18 to $118. $118 sends your wish to the entire congregation. 

This year warrants a new vision. The 5781/2021 Mishloach Manot will be brought to you by the entire B’nai Sholom Family.  This is a significant fundraiser for B’nai Sholom and we hope you will participate by donating what you can.  Also new this year:  we will deliver the Mishloach Manot to your home. 

Please use the form below to make your donation by February 21, 2021.

Mishloach Manot Contribution

 Name      _________________________________________________________________________________

Address  ________________________________________________________________________________

Phone number  __________________         Email ________________________________________

Amount  _______________________

Make Check Payable to B’NAI SHOLOM    Send To or Drop off at:

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, Attn: Fundraising Committee,

420 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208

B'nai Sholom Albany NY