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!
This Friday is our Potluck Shabbat Dinner and EVERYONE is encouraged to attend!
Things get started at 6:30pm.
Bring a dish to share and bring your smiley face!
Our Shabbat Dinners really help to foster community and develop the family atmosphere that is present here at BMS.
Come and join us in sweet fellowship and hear a message by Tony Mulford!
Men’s Group Meets This Sunday, February 11th at 10:00
Once a month our men get together for breakfast to foster brotherhood and community. All men are welcome to join in and are encouraged to do so!
This month they will be meeting at Max & Erma’s in the Double Tree Inn on Military Hwy. There is a buffet and breakfast menu available.
1500 N. Military Hwy – at the corner of North Hampton Blvd
Hope to see you there!
Once a month Rabbi goes down to North Carolina. Recently, both his son and one of his daughters have been attending with him to lead the group in praise and worship. He has been teaching and ministering with the faithful group for some time now, and just recently finished up the book of Isaiah.
Join us this weekend as Michael and Marissa Mehner speak to us about their ministry in Germany.
They always have such a great, encouraging testimony to share!
They will be with us both on Friday evening ( 2-2-18 ) at 7:30pm
and on Saturday ( 2-3-18 ) at 10:30am.
Hope to see you here!
Rabbi has been doing an excellent Bible Study on the book of James the last couple of weeks.
Come join us for potluck dinner at 6pm and stick around for an awesome, interactive study at 7pm!
For those who can’t make it out, we will be Live-Streaming the Study through our FaceBook page.
To receive automatic notifications when we start streaming, simply log into your FaceBook and
search for Beth Messiah Synagogue of Tidewater and Like our page. Or, follow the link below!
We live stream the Wednesday night Bible Studies, our services on both Fridays and Saturdays, as well as the Saturday classes.
Enjoy and feel free to share them with your friends and family!
All Wednesday activities are cancelled due to the incoming snow.
Stay warm and stay safe this evening!
The snow was beautiful – even if it did come down in a bombcyclone! In my opinion the best snow comes and goes within a week, and that’s pretty much what we had!
All of our activities are back on schedule.
Friday night service will start at 7:30pm
Saturday we will have our 9:30am Torah Study class, followed by our 10:30am Torah Service
Hope to see you here!
If you can’t make it, you can always catch it on Facebook, as we live stream the classes and the services.
May this new year be full of joy and blessing for you!
Due to expected inclement weather there will be no Hebrew Classes, no Potluck Dinner or Bible Study tonight.
Stay warm and stay safe!
We had a tremendous turn out at our 40th Anniversary Celebration and it was such a great time! We reflected on where we have been and where Messiah has brought us … His faithfulness is amazing and we look forward to seeing where Hashem will take us in the years to come!
At the end of the day the Rabbi was surprised to learn that some loving members of the congregation had started a GoFundMe page in order to thank him for all the years that he has put in to the ministry, often without payment! We would love to bless the Rabbi in a great way – to give him something tangible to express just how incredibly he has affected so many lives. If you would like to contribute to this gift for him, please do so!