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Purim

Purim at United Hebrew 2023

Mishloach Manot | Purim Bags

Order Purim gift bags today!
Prices start at $18 for 6 gift bags or send to all of UH for $360

Go to www.purimproject.com 

Check your email for your username and password.  It may also be found in the Purim mailing that should hit the homes after 2/3/23.  Make your selections and pay online by the deadline of February 20.

Giving gifts of food is a mitzvot of Purim. With the UH Purim project, it’s easy to fulfill this mitzvah of Mishloach Manot. You simply choose the recipients and write a message, we take care of packing and delivering the gift bag in time for Purim.  You can send these gifts to your UH friends & relatives, the clergy, UH board, your child’s class and teachers, or to the whole UH community! Again this year, you have the option to “turn on reciprocity” automatically sending a bag to anyone who sends one to you!

Each family will receive one bag with a message from everyone who is sending them Purim wishes. Additional bags may be purchased if you wish. Proceeds from the Purim Project Bags will be used for UH Education and Engagement scholarships and to make programming more affordable for 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 ordering options are:

Send Purim Bags to members of the UH Community:

  • First recipients (choose up to 6 recipients for one flat price): $18
  • Every recipient thereafter: $4 each
  • Send to the SSEECC community: $118
  • Send to the entire UH community: $360
  • Special group options, such as your child’s class, staff, and board of trustees, also available!

Purchase additional Purim Bags to give your children, or for relatives, friends, and neighbors who are not directly affiliated with United Hebrew:

  • Have UH pack a bag for you to give: $8 each

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

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

DIY Holidays: Purim | Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an adult’s night out creating “on-trend” decorations and more to help beautify and celebrate Jewish holidays in your home. Drinks and projects provided!
$18 per person. Register here by February 17.

Hamantaschen Bake | Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of hamantaschen baking, fun and inspiration. Learn how to make your own dough, fold the cookies into triangles and make specialty hamantaschen.
$10 per person
Register here by February 24

Beauty Pageant: Unpacking the Book of Esther | Saturday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.

Did Esther really participate in a beauty pageant?  What actually went on in the palace of Shushan and how did Esther become queen?
Register here.

Purim Carnival & Shpiel | Sunday, March 5

11:00 a.m. – Purim Shpiel
Join an ensemble of clergy and congregants as they put on a dramatization of the Book of Esther including special versions of familiar music.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Purim Carnival
Join us for our 2023 Purim Carnival at United Hebrew! We will have new and exciting games such as an inflatable axe throw, whack a mole, and soccer darts. We’ll also have a life size jenga, connect 4 and an inflatable ring toss as well as an inflatable skeeball. A carnival you won’t want to miss! Be sure to dress up in your favorite costume.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door (adults do not need tickets)
Meal Tickets are $5 each

OR become a Purim Carnival Sponsor

Hamantaschen Sponsorship – $72
Game recognition, 1 wristband entry and $10 food cash

Shushan Sponsorship – $180
Game recognition, 2 wristband entries and $15 food cash

Esther Sponsorship – $360
Game recognition, 4 wristband entries and $25 food cash

Raffle Tickets

$5.00 each or
4 tickets $10.00
10 tickets $20.00

Register or Become a Sponsor

 

Megillah Reading & Adult Purim Bar | Monday, March 6

6:30 p.m. – Adult Purim social with dessert and “adult” beverages

7:30 p.m. – Megillah Reading
Join us for our annual reading of the megillah as we usher in the celebration of  Purim with UH clergy and congregants telling the story of Esther and the Jewish people.
Bring a large shakable food item such as rice or pasta to be used as a grogger during our reading of the megillah and then donated.

Study of Megillah | Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Megillat Esther reads like a great novel – sex, lies, murder plots, and war.  Join us as we take an in-depth look at Megillat Esther.

Register here.

Disney Shabbat | Friday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

In-person, Livestream, YouTube and Facebook
Join us for Friday evening Shabbat service with Disney© inspired music.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Help spread Purim joy by volunteering for our Purim Carnival and/or  packing and delivering Purim Bags, Mishloach Manot, to our members.

Volunteer for the Purim Bags

Volunteer for the Purim Carnival

Donate Items for Purim Raffle

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