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Purim Social Action Guide
Here are a few simple ways to give matanot l’evyonim (gifts to the poor) on Purim, and some other ways to to honor the social justice themes of the holiday.
Nate and his classmates are working on their Purim costumes. All the boys in his class are planning to wear superhero costumes, but Nate loves aliens and would like to dress as an alien. Reluctantly, Nate decides to dress like the other boys as a superhero -- until one of his dads reminds Nate of the Purim story.
Hamans Pocket - Gift-Giving
Emphasizing Purim gift-giving to children in crisis. Community Contact Information: Temple Israel Tulsa, OK www.templeisraeltulsa.com Goals: • Provide gifts for less fortunate children and families. • Engage congregants in Matanot LaEvyonim - the traditional mitzvah of giving to those in need on...
Creative Ideas for Mishloach Manot (Purim Gift Baskets)
Traditionally, mishloach manot (the traditional sending of food on Purim) are two food items (from different food groups) sent to at least two friends. On the hunt for creative ideas? Here are a few ideas to try.
Make Your Own Grogger (Noisemaker) for Purim
No m’gillah reading is complete without groggers! They're easy and fun to make at home.
Celebrate a More Eco-Friendly Purim
Purim is a festival of joy and celebration but unfortunately one of a lot of waste, too. There are many ways that we can enjoy our holiday in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Leket Israel, Israel's National Food Bank and leading food rescue network, recommends the following tips for a more eco-friendly Purim.
Create a M'gillah, Purim Puppets, and a Haman Piñata
Get involved with the megillah by making one, acting out the story with homemade puppets, and taking a whack at a villainous Haman piñata.
Purim: Women's Rights and the Story of Esther
In 2023, Purim falls within days of International Women's Day. While Purim always provides an opportunity to reflect upon how Esther's story relates to women's rights, its proximity to International Women's Day this year reinforces the focus on women's rights that is present in both holidays.