Purim at Chabad of Park Slope
Megillah Readings

Wednesday night // March 20

Following the Evening Services: 7:40PM* 

 **there will be another Megiallah reading if there is a need 

Thursday // March 21

During our Morning Service: 8:00AM

Afternoon Reading:4:45PM

Can't make it to a reading?  

Please contact the office on 718-832-6400 or office@chabadparkslope.com if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or even your home! 

Purim Festivities


Location: Congregation B'nai Jacob, 401 9th St.

Date: Wednesday Night, March 20

Time: 8:30PM

More Details to come!  

PURIM in PARIS: A Family Celebration

Location:  Congregation B'nai Jacob, 401 9th St

Celebration Includes:

  • Dress up
  • Live Music
  • Dancing
  • Magic show
  • Full meal- French Inspired 
  • Friends
  • Caricature Artist + Entertainers 
  • Smiles all around

More details to come! 


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.