Come celebrate Purim at CBS!
Matanot L'evyonim: Rabbi Dolinger will be distributing money locally on Purim Day. People are encouraged to make donations to the Discretionary Fund by giving Rabbi Dolinger a check made out to "Rabbi's Discretionary Fund" no later than Shacharit on Purim Day.
Mishloach Manot: the minimum requirement is two food items to one friend (beverages count!). Though people behave otherwise, it's much more preferable to maximize Matanot L'evyonim, gifts for those in need, to Mishloach Manot. Human nature is to want to give more to friends, but Jewish law asks us to consider a different priority.
Wednesday, March 20th:
Fast Starts at 5:26 am and ends at 7:28 pm
Shacharit - 6:30 am
Mincha - 5:00 pm
Ma'ariv - 7:00 pm
Main Reading Upstairs - 7:20 pm
Women's Reading in the Downstairs Chapel - 7:20 pm
Purim Party - At approximately 8:15 pm, join us for a festive party featuring dinner and drinks, Karaoke, and crafts for older kids. Suggested donation of $10 per person, $40 max per family.
*Note: though the Talmud suggests consumption of alcohol, the subsequent story recorded in the Talmud results in near tragedy. Excessive drinking or binge drinking, particularly by teenagers but also by adults, in the atmosphere in which they often occur, have nothing to do with Purim, and should be shunned and avoided. Have fun, by all means, but please don't be stupid. Also, friends don't let friends drive drunk, so make sure to have designated drivers or walk if you plan on drinking*
Thursday, March 21st:
Shacharit and Megillat Esther - 6:00 am
Make sure to send all checks for Matanot L'evyonim to Rabbi Dolinger by the time that Shacharit is over - Thanks!