Purim at Temple Beth Sholom

Purim is the most joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar. It recounts the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre during the Persian period, as told in the Book of Esther, whose eponymous heroine plays the leading role in saving her people. The holiday is traditionally celebrated with putting on costumes, eating hamentashen and giving to the poor.

Purim 2023 at TBS

Check out our Purim events: Purim Shmonim: Multi Generational Purim Carnival (March 5) and

Who’s The Hangman? an Adult Purim event (March 6) click on the event flyer to register:
The Megillah and Singing portion of the adult Purim program at 7:00 pm will be streamed here.


Mishloach Manot | Purim Basket (for our TBS Members only)

Mishloach manot are gifts of food or drink that are sent to family, friends and others on (or just before) Purim day. The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot derives from the Book of Esther. It is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast held later in the day, and to increase love and friendship among Jews and their neighbors.

According to Jewish law, every Jew over the age of Bar and Bat Mitzvah should send a food gift consisting of two different types of food to at least one recipient on or before Purim. Not only is the mitzvah of giving mishloach manot spelled out in the Book of Esther, which enjoins the Jewish people to observe the days of Purim “as days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor” (9:22). This verse also refers to two additional mitzvot: eating a Purim meal and the distribution of two charitable donations (either money or food) to two poor people.

Every member will receive a basket with a card listing all who send them Purim wishes! Spread the love to your TBS friends by adding your name to the card in their basket, which will be filled with goodies and holiday treats.

Click Here to send Purim wishes, be a sponsor and order baskets for friends!

Read below for our FAQ’s and how to sign-up!

Options to receive your basket:

-On Friday, February 24th, 4:00-6:00pm, the TBS Membership and Purim Basket committee will host a special Challah Pick-up. Receive a challah with your basket!
-If you are unable to pick up your basket, we will deliver it to you between February 24th-26th. We cannot schedule delivery for specific times.
-Please note if you will not be home during the weekend and we will hold your basket in the office.

Please Note:
You must be logged in to Shulcloud to place your order. For any issues or assistance, please contact Jill or Mara. For our Shulcloud login guide, click here or click forgot password and you will be able to reset it.

You can include your name on the cards of specific members ($18 each) or the entire congregation ($360). The maximum you will be charged for adding your name to the cards is $360 (unless you wish to be a sponsor at a higher level).

You have the option to be listed on the cards of anyone who donates one for you- reciprocity! If you choose this option, anyone who includes their name on your card will receive a card with your name at $18 per basket (not to exceed $360). The total will be billed to your account or paid in full at the end of the campaign in accordance with your payment preference.

You do not need to purchase your own basket, although you are welcome to make a donation. While every member will be receiving a basket, please sign up Here.

The Purim Baskets are exclusively for our members. Should you wish to purchase baskets for friends or family who are not TBS members, you can do so on the order page. Limited baskets available at $36 per basket. Please find the information and link below.

All orders must be placed by 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. No late requests will be able to be accommodated.

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