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Purim @ Kesher Israel

Purim During Coronavirus

This year's Purim celebrations will undoubtably be different due to COVID-19. For a comprehensive guide on how to observe and celebrate the holiday (including hearing Parshat Zachor, Purim Seudah, and various Mitzvot), please see:

Rabbi Shafner's Guide for 2021 Purim Mitzvot

Mitzvot of Purim

Virtual Mishloach Manot  Drive 

This year, due to COVID, our traditional Mishloach Manot Fundraiser has gone virtual! Sign up to support this important campaign!

Click here to for more info and to sign up!


Megillah Reading

See below for the schedule of COVID-friendly readings both on Erev Purim and Purim day.

Matanot L'Evyonim

100% of funds raised go to support needy recipients both in Israel and in our local community.  Contribute through Kesher by Purim day to participate.

Click here to give to Matanot L'Evyonim through Kesher!

Purim Programming @ Kesher

Esther, Yosef, and Daniel: Heroes of the Diaspora
Sunday, February 14, 8:00 pm-9:00pm

Purim Wine 101 and Tasting
Sunday, February 21, 7:30 pm-8:30pm

Virtual Costume Contest
February 21-26

Is a Megillah Written by Queen Esther Kosher?
Wednesday, February 24, 8:00pm-9:00pm

Upside Down and Inside Out: Kesher Kids Purim Special
Friday, February 26, 1:30pm-2:00pm

Purim Chesed Opportunities

Make an Extra Mishloach Manot for a Homebound Member of the Community!
If you plan to prepare and deliver Mishloach Manot this year, consider making an extra and delivering to a homebound member of the community (socially distanced)! Email chesed@kesher.org to be matched.


Support important charitable organizations by sending a Purim Card!
Purim is a wonderful opportunity to support Jewish organizations by sending cards to out-of-town family and friends in lieu of Mishloach Manot. Consider ordering Purim cards from one of the following organizations:

Full Purim Schedule

Thursday, February 25 - Taanit Esther

  • 5:28 am: Fast begins
  • 7:05 am: Shacharit  - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • 5:25 pm: Mincha - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • 6:26 pm: Fast ends (if one can, it is preferable to wait until after hearing Megillah to break the fast)
  • 6:30 pm: Maariv followed by Megillah Reading at 6:40 pm (Main Sanctuary, also on Zoom) - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • 6:30 pm: Maariv followed by Megillah Reading at 6:40 pm (Dumbarton House Lower Courtyard - tented) - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • 7:15 pm: Megillah Reading (Dumbarton House Lower Courtyard - tented) - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • 8:00 pm: Megillah Reading (Dumbarton House Lower Courtyard - tented) - SIGN UP REQUIRED
  • 9:00 pm: Megillah Reading (Dumbarton House Lower Courtyard - tented) - SIGN UP REQUIRED
 

Friday, February 26 - Purim Day

Tue, May 11 2021 29 Iyyar 5781