Mishloach manot, which means the “sending of portions” in Hebrew, are gifts of food and drink that Jews send to each other during the holiday of Purim. Sending mishloach manot is a mitzvah (commandment) that is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food to enjoy the traditional Purim feast. It is also thought of as an opportunity to strengthen relationships between people. Mishloach manot can be sent in any container. However, each mishloach manot must contain at least two different kinds of food that are ready to eat. Drinks and small gifts can also be added.
We Need Your Help!!!!
Our Shabbat School will be making gift baskets next week which we hope to deliver to the residents at Suburban house on March 3rd for Purim.
This weekend and next we are asking our mishpocha to send in fresh or dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, candies and drinks such as juice and sparkling cider.
In addition to food items, you can also send in fun knickknacks or small gifts for the baskets.
The residents really appreciate the thought and time spent with them and it allows our children to not only experience the gift of giving but to recognize that they, too, can make a difference in their community!