PURIM AT TRIBECA SYNAGOGUE
1. PREPARE FOR PURIM 2. DO PURIM RIGHT 3. PURIM CALENDAR
1. PREPARE FOR PURIM
Saturday, March 4th
Shabbat Parshat Zachor
The Saturday before Purim features a special reading regarding our struggle with the nation of Amalek. Purim related Shiur following kiddush
Sunday, March 5th
Gala Purim Carnival 2-5pm
In partnership with JCP, free for members of TriBeCa Synagogue and JCP. Otherwise $10 at the door.
For High School Students
NCSY COMES TO TRIBECA SYNAGOGUE
At 4pm there will be a Shaloach Manot Project followed by pizza and planning.
Monday, March 6th
Fast of Esther
It is customary to fast the day before Purim in remembrance of the fast that was observed before the Jews attacked their enemies after the fall of Haman. Even though fasting before a battle seems counterintuitive, the idea was to demonstrate the belief that any victory in battle was a divine imperative and not dependent on military prowess, etc.
2. DO PURIM RIGHT!
Purim Night Monday March 6th
Evening services will be held at 6pm and the megillah will be read at approximately 6:15pm. Following the reading there will be dinner and a shpiel - “Guys and Kallahs” choreographed by our amazing Wendy Friedland. After dinner entertainment will be provided by the Klezmer Group Golem, generously sponsored by April and Joel Feffer. Dinner will be catered for $40 a person and $100 for a family. PLEASE RESERVE ASAP HERE
Purim Day Thursday March 7th
To accommodate a business schedule, services will be held at 7am and Megillah read at 7:40am followed by breakfast. Afternoon services will be held at 1:40pm and Rabbi Glass will hold an open house for the holiday meal at his residence from 4-8pm.
Selected Laws of Purim
On the Fast of Esther 3X the half coin of the realm is given to charity.
The Megillah should be heard both Purim night and Purim day.
On Purim day one should give the value of a meal to 2 separate poor people.
On Purim day one should give a gift of 2 food groups to a friend via a messenger.
On Purim day one should have a festive meal.
Adult Education/Purim Prep 7:00pm
Friday night services - 5:40pm
Morning services - 9:30am
Parshat Zachor - 10:45am (approx.)
Fast Begins - 5:10am
Morning services - 7:10am
Afternoon services - 1:30pm
Evening services - 6:00pm
Fast ends - 6:23pm
Megillah - 6:15pm
Morning services - 7:00am
Megillah - 7:40am
Afternoon services - 1:40pm