Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim at Chabad of the Lower East Side
Wednesday night, March 20 - Thursday, March 21, 2019
Rabbi's Message
  Purim at Chabad of the Lower East Side is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our main event and megillah reading. You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you a happy Purim!

Rabbi Yisroel Stone
Service Times

Wednesday // March 20 Fast of Esther
All Services at 108 Delancey St. 

5:34 am Fast Begins
6:45 pm Afternoon Services and giving a half of Shekel
7:25 pm Evening Services and Megillah Reading
7:36 pm Fast Ends

All men, women, and children are invited to a community Megillah hearing followed by a breaking of the fast meal!

Thursday // March 21 Purim Day

7:15-8:15 am Morning Services with Torah and Megillah Readings

4:30 pm Purim Party fun for the whole family! Click here for details

Please contact the office if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or other central location!

Purim Festivities
Location: Seward Park Community Room 266 East Broadway

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm Doors Open
5:00 pm Interactive Megillah Reading

  • Mime
  • Caricaturist
  • Dress up
  • Live Music
  • Full meal
  • Games and crafts
  • Hamentaschen & Graggers

RSVP before March 17 $18 Adult $12 Child
At the door $20 Adult $15 Child
Food Gifts to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 21, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Giving to the Needy
One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim, March 21. In case you can’t find any needy people, your synagogue will likely be collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.