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Celebrate Purim 2022 With Beth Am

Purim Begins on Wednesday Evening, March 16

Get your costumes and groggers ready for Purim, the holiday of joy and laughter! As we read in the Book of Esther, "Mordechai sent dispatches to all the Jews... to observe the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar every year... as days of feasting and merrymaking, and as an occasion for sending gifts (mishloach manot) to one another and presents to the poor" (Esther 9:20-22). We'll have opportunities for people of all ages to hear the Megillah and celebrate the triumph of Esther and Mordechai over the wicked Haman. Below you will find a schedule of Beth Am Purim celebrations as well as Purim resources. Please check the Beth Am website for last minute details and updates.

Purim Tzedakah Project: One of the mitzvot of Purim is giving matanot la’evyonim (gifts to the poor). At Beth Am on Purim, we are raising money for Gift of Life, a national, public, not-for-profit registry facilitating transplants for patients in the United States and abroad. Every dollar raised goes to offset the lab costs for each swab kit. Every swab kit that’s processed will register one person as a potential life-saving donor for a patient in need.

And, during Purim at Beth Am, we'll be doing a swabbing drive with Gift of Life. Gift of Life is a national, public, not-for-profit registry facilitating transplants for patients in the United States and abroad. Swabbing is simple and commitment free. It only puts your information in a database, and there is no commitment beyond that. The Gift of Life drive is for people ages 18 - 60 with a special emphasis on those ages 18-40. Learn more about Gift of Life. And read testimonials from Beth Am congregants Julie Kaufman (recipient) and Alex Lyon (donor) about their first-hand Gift of Life experiences.

Sat, June 25 2022 26 Sivan 5782