It’s a Mitzvah to Give Gifts for Purim! | Congregation Beth Am

It’s a Mitzvah to Give Gifts for Purim!

Add your holiday greetings to Purim gift bags delivered to Beth Am members' homes!

Join the fun! This is the second year of our very popular Purim Mitzvah Project, organized by Beth Am Women, which allows our members to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot (sending portions) -- small gifts of food and treats that Jews traditionally send to friends and family to add to the festive mood of the holiday. Honor friends, our clergy, your child's teacher and classmates, or anyone else at Beth Am who makes a difference in your life. Every Beth Am household within a wide area will receive a hand-delivered mishloach manot bag containing hamentashen, Purim-related gifts and other goodies!

Every bag contains a card with Purim holiday greetings from the sender(s). You can add your name to as many cards as you like. The cost is $5 for each individual household, or select a group (such as Beth Am clergy, or your child's Beth Am classmates) at a discounted rate.

To add your name to the Purim gift cards, please follow these instructions:

You received an email on February 26 that contains your personalized link to order online. YOU MUST HAVE THIS PERSONALIZED LINK OR USERNAME/PASSWORD TO ORDER ONLINE. The email was sent from BAW Purim Mitzvah Project with the Subject: “Just 10 days left to order Purim greetings!”.

You also received a yellow snail mail letter with your personal username and password. You can use this information to access the website to order online.

If you prefer to use a paper order form and pay by check, please download, print and complete the printable order form.  

Orders must be placed online by Thursday, March 7 at 12 midnight. Paper order forms must be postmarked by March 5.

Check out these helpful Instructions for Online Ordering of Purim Mitzvah Project Greetings.

Questions? Need help ordering? Contact BAWPurimProject@betham.org. Include your phone number and we will be back in touch to help!

HELP US DELIVER Your Purim Bag to You! A Beth Am volunteer will deliver mishloach manot (gift bag) to your home between Sunday afternoon, March 17 and Wednesday, March 20. Please help us make sure your gift bag gets to you by completing this brief questionnaire. (Note: We will not deliver north of Burlingame, south of San Jose or to the East Bay.)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Interested in helping with the Beth Am Purim Project? We'd love your assistance! We're looking for volunteers to help us pack the mishloach manot (Purim goodie bags) on Sunday, March 17. Please visit our sign up site for more information.

Sponsored by Beth Am Women. Funds generated by the Purim Mitzvah Project support youth, education and special projects for the Beth Am community.

Learn more about Purim 2019 with Beth Am.

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