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Not everyone can afford a Purim meal

Donate to the Kosher Food Bank or send out E-cards to help relieve hunger and help everyone be part of the community.


What is Purim? 

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 begins on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21 (March 22 in Jerusalem). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther). (https://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/645309/jewish/What-Is-Purim.htm#PurimCustoms)

Celebrating Purim

On Purim it is customary to:

  • Read the Megillah (Book of Esther) - Megillah times can be found here

  • Give money to the poor 

  • Send a gift of 2 kinds of food to at least one person

  • Have a festive meal



The easiest way to give this Purim!

Share the Joy by sending a Purim E-card to your friends and family. 

A $100 donation to the Kosher Food bank allows you to send an unlimited amount of E-cards. 

Contact Christine at 905-627-9922 X21 for more information or 

Purchase your E-card now