March 2019 Message from the Purim Mitzvah Project Chair | Congregation Beth Am

March 2019 Message from the Purim Mitzvah Project Chair

Without a doubt, bringing the Beth Am community closer together is a goal and value that Beth Am Women holds dear, and it was with this in mind that we began The Purim Mitzvah Project last year. Now in its second year, this feel-good, community building project enables you to participate in the mitzvah of mishloach manot, gifts of food and drink traditionally given to friends on Purim. Just before Purim, a mishloach manot bag will be hand delivered to every Beth Am household within a wide geographic area. You can send your personal greetings to any member of Beth Am who makes a difference in your life. Each congregant household will receive, in their bag, a greeting card with personal Purim greetings from all those who purchased greetings in their honor.

We hope that everyone will receive a long list of greetings in their bags! You can purchase greetings for $5 for each household or for groups at a deep discount. For example, you can purchase greetings for all the Clergy and Staff for $36, all households in any Youth Education class for $36, all New Members (over the last 2 years) for $54, all members in Torah Study for $180, and the whole congregation for $540. Funds raised will go to youth programs; youth, teen and adult education; and special projects at Beth Am.

You can order greetings online or on paper order forms.

  • To order online—look for an email sent to you from “BAW Purim Mitzvah Project”. You received one on February 1 with the subject "Beth Am Purim Mitzvah Project—Ordering Information” and you will receive another on Tuesday, February 26 with the subject “Just 10 days left to order Purim greetings!”. These emails have your personalized link to order. For clear instructions on ordering online, click Instructions for Online Ordering of Purim Mitzvah Project Greetings. Online orders must be made by Thursday, March 7 at midnight.
  • To order with a paper order form, just click here and print out a form. Paper order forms must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 5.

Questions? Need help ordering? Contact BAWPurimProject@betham.org. Include your phone number and someone will be back in touch to help! Many thanks for any greetings you order!

Another opportunity: Join the fun of volunteering to pack mishloach manot bags on Sunday morning March 17. There will be lots of volunteers and it will be fun! Volunteers age 12 and up only please. Click on PACKING DAY to sign up. Refreshments served!

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