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Temple Israel of Scranton

Temple Israel of Scranton

An Egalitarian, Conservative Jewish Congregation – Be A Part of Us!

918 East Gibson Street, Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 342-0350 | Email Us


February 25, 2021 - February 26, 2021, 6:00 pm - 9:00 am

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Celebrate Purim and fulfill Mitzvot!

There are 4 commandments to be fulfilled on Purim

1. Hear the Megillah Read

Thursday evening February 25th @ 6:00 pm
ZOOM Family Purim festivities including a poetic rendition of the Purim story.
Come in costume and wear a mask!  Click here to join

Friday, February 26th @7:00 am
Full Megillah reading Purim morning via ZOOM @ 7:15 am  Click here to join
We join with Agudat Achim for the reading of the Megillah including our very own readers
Cantor Aronzon, Alan Firestone, Lou Nivert, Ed Monsky, and Jeff Spitzer

2. Mishloach Manot (Sending Portions)

It is a mitzvah to send gifts of food to friends and neighbors on Purim.
Each gift should include at least two different types of food and at least two gifts should be given. Thank you to all who participated in the
Sara Morris Mitzvah Committee Mishloach Manot Project.
Purim baskets will be delivered by the committee on Friday, February 26th.

3. Matanot L’evyonim – (Gifts to the poor)

On Purim, Jews are required to give gifts to the poor in order to commemorate the charity God gave the Jews by overturning Haman’s evil decree. Matanot l’evyonim, Purim tzedakah, will be given to the Mae S. Gelb Jewish Family Services Food Pantry. This includes the funds that were raised through the Mishloah Manot project and any other Purim tzedakah that we collect. If you would like to contribute, please make a donation to the Minyan Fund and
indicate it is for Purim tzedakah.

4. Purim Seudah (Festive Meal)

In the afternoon of  Purim, we are instructed to partake in a festive meal.
Each family is encouraged to partake in a Purim Seudah sometime between the megillah reading and Shabbat, Friday, February 26th.

Click here for the link to the special al hanisim addition to the Birkat Hamazon.