United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Purim

Purim at United Hebrew 2022

Mishloach Manot | Purim Boxes

Dear UH members – Welcome to United Hebrew’s Purim Project!

Purim is just around the corner – order gift bags today!
Prices start at $18 for 8 gift bags or send to all of UH for $360.

Check your email for your username and password and a link to order. Make your selections and pay online by the deadline of March 7.

A mitzvot of Purim is giving gifts of food and with the UH Purim project, it’s easy to fulfill the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot. You simply choose the recipients and write a message, we take care of packing and delivering the gift bags in time for Purim which begins on the evening of March 16.  You can send these gifts to your UH friends & relatives, the clergy, UH board, your child’s class and teachers, or to the whole congregation! New this year, you have the option to “turn on reciprocity” automatically sending a box to anyone who sends you one!

If you need help ordering, please call the UH office at 314-434-3404 for assistance.

Proceeds from the Purim Project Boxes will be used for UH Education and Engagement scholarships and to make programming more affordable to all. In addition, donations can be made to the UH BackPack Buddies program to provide meals for students at Parkway’s Hanna Woods Elementary. The options are:

Sending to members of the UH Community Purim Box pricing:

  • First recipients (choose up to 8 recipients for one flat price): $18
  • Every recipient thereafter: $4 each
  • Send to the SSEECC community: $180
  • Send to the whole UH community: $360
  • More special group options are available!

Sending to relatives, friends, and neighbors who are not directly affiliated with United Hebrew:

  • Local (within 15 mile radius of UH): $18 each
  • Out-of-town (outside 15 mile radius of UH) recipients: $36 each

Wishing you an early Chag Purim Sameach. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Purim Carnival | Wednesday, March 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our 2022 Purim Carnival at United Hebrew! Be sure to dress up in your favorite costume.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door OR purchase a Purim Carnival Package

Hamantaschen Package – $72
Game recognition, +1 wristband entry, $10 food cash

Shushan Package – $180
Game recognition, + 2 wristband entry, $15 food cash

Esther Package – $360
Game recognition, + 4 wristband entry, $20 food cash

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

 

Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading | Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.

In-person, Livestream, YouTube and Facebook

Join us after the Purim Carnival for our annual Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading. This year, a cast of United Hebrew members and the Clergy present “Oy! Story”. Will the evil Emperor Achashverosh, sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance, destroy all the Jewish toys in Andy’s Room? Will Haman, the mean kid next door who blows up toys, help make it possible? Come watch to see how the adventure unfolds! Plus, you can help answer all of Forky’s questions, such as “What is Challah?”

 

Disney Shabbat | Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

In-person, Livestream, YouTube and Facebook

Join us for Friday evening Shabbat service with Disney© inspired music.

 

For more on the history and traditions of Purim, click here.

 

Volunteers Needed!

Help spread Purim joy by volunteering for our Purim Carnival and packing and delivering Purim Bags, Mishloach Manot, to our members. You can sign up here today!