Join us for a special program of costumes, the Purim story (megillah), songs, and sharing a meal together (mishteh) as we engage in the "4 'm-' mitzvot" of Purim:
- megillah (Purim story)
- mish'teh (Purim meal together)
- matanot l'evyonim (monetary gifts for the poor- we'll be collecting money at our gathering to donate), and
- mishloah manot (small food gift baskets of hamantaschen and other items that we'll be preparing on Sunday for people to take and share, so be sure to come then!). (It's a reverse - of sorts - of Halloween).
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday., March 21
Location: Laguna Outdoor Classroom (between Sebastopol Community Center Annex and Wischemann Hall).
- clothing to be comfortable outdoors
- costumes (ideally connected to the Purim story in some way!)
- tzedakah/money to collect as a group and for us to donate (it's a tradition to give money to the poor on Purim)
- veggie/dairy dish to share with others (it's a tradition to share a celebratory meal together on Purim!)
- your own plate/utensils/cup/napkin
4:15-4:30 Gifts for the poor/Matanot l'evyonim voting (drawing lots/purim!)
4:30-5:20 Enactment of Purim story (including a "re-writing" of the end, with your participation!) ("Megillah" of sorts...)
5:20-5:30 Purim Parade
We look forward to celebrating with you!