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Purim

Purim at United Hebrew 2021

Mishloach Manot | Purim Boxes

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

Purim is just around the corner! There are 4 mitzvot during Purim: reading or hearing the megillah – Purim story, shalach manot – giving gifts to friends, a seudah – eating a festive meal & matanot l’evyonim – giving to those in need. United Hebrew is here to help you fulfill the mitzvah of sending Purim gifts to friends with shalach manot boxes. Send to your UH friends & relatives. Send to the clergy or UH board. Send a note to your child’s class and teachers.

All you have to do is go to www.purimproject.com and log in using the username and password provided to you.

The Purim boxes will contain food, drink and your personal message! Boxes will be larger for those receiving from multiple families and the messages from all senders. The deadline for ordering is Thursday, February 18.  If you need help ordering, please call the office at 314-434-3404 for assistance. Proceeds from the Purim Project will be used for UH Education and Engagement scholarships and to make programming more affordable to all.

Purim Box pricing:

  • First 5 boxes: $8 each
  • Boxes 6-20: ALL boxes $6 each
  • 20+ Boxes: ALL boxes $5 each

Purim CARnival | Sunday, February 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the UH parking lot

Join us for our 2021 carnival! Wear a costume and drive through the UH parking lot for games & prizes, music, cake walk, a giant car photo booth, 50/50 raffle, and raffle baskets and a special surprise. $5 per car ($10 day of). Pay here or with cash or Venmo (@uhstl).

Games: lollipop tree, duck turn over, wheel of fortune, baseball throw
Silly string the clergy ($5 for 1 clergy, $7 for both rabbis)
Cake Walk (one walk included with your entry, additional walks $3
Raffle Baskets
Wear a costume so you can take a picture in front of our giant car photo booth

For more information and to purchase tickets, sponsorships an raffle chances, click here.

The Real Story of Purim | Sunday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom

We all hear the story of Purim each year, but do we really know what the Book of Esther says? Join Rabbi Bellows as he dives into the Book of Esther and explores what the ancient rabbis said about it.
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hamantaschen Workshop | Monday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Join Rabbi Rosenberg for a fun evening of hamantaschen baking. Learn how to make you own dough, fold the cookies into triangles and make specialty hamantaschen.
Hamantaschen Recipe we will be using.
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading | Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. via Livestream, YouTube and Facebook

Join us for a spectacular evening of drama with Hamilshpiel, the story of Purim based on the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton: An American Musical” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Jews of Shushan are not letting Haman cast a “lot” (in Hebrew, a “pur”). Will Mordechai and Esther foil Haman’s plans? Never done before at UH, its a shpiel/megillah reading mash-up featuring so many of YOU our brilliant congregants!

Disney Shabbat | Friday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. via 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.