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PURIM 5781 SCHEDULE

  • Click here to view our full schedule of services and Megillah readings*, with Zoom links and registration links.

    *If in-person Megillah readings become full and you are interested in attending a reading in-person, please email shul@asbi.org to be put on a waiting list.

MISHLOACH MANOT FUNDRAISER

  • Visit asbi.org/Purim to participate in our annual Mishloach Manot fundraiser. Fulfill the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot with the entire congregation while supporting ASBI and providing funds to feed the hungry here in Chicago and in Israel.

PURIM RESOURCES

  • Click here to review ASBI's Laws & Customs document for Purim 5781, including notes on the unique public health considerations for Purim this year.
  • Click here to view a video of Rabbanit Goldie's shiur, "Purim Seuda on a Friday: A Conceptual Analysis".
  • Click here for additional resources on “Purim During the Coronavirus Pandemic” from Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon, published by Mizrachi.
  • Click here for “Purim Guidance for Shuls and Communities” presented by the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America.
  • Click here for Purim guidance from Rabbi Reiss and the cRc.
  • Click here for a Guide for an Afternoon Purim Seudah Going into Shabbat Dinner from Rabbi Dov Linzer at YCT.

PURIM EVENTS

PURIM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


We're excited to be offering two volunteer opportunities in the spirit of supporting those who are in need on Purim:

  • MAKE OR DELIVER COOKIES FOR FIGHT2FEED
    ASBI will be delivering cookies to Fight2Feed, an organization that provides meals to those in homeless and underserved communities. They don't have the capacity to provide dessert and rely on the community to ensure that those they are feeding have a sweet treat with every meal!

    UPDATE: We are at capacity for volunteers - we hope to offer this opportunity again in the future!

  • MAKE OR DELIVER PART OF A MEAL FOR LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY SERVICES
    ASBI will be providing dinner for 35 guests through Lincoln Park Community Services. We are looking for a few people to provide food and for one driver who can drop off all of the food. Collectively, we will provide a main course (five people are vegetarians), side dishes, drinks, and dessert. If you sign up to drop off food, the drop-off window will be in the late afternoon on Friday, February 26.

    UPDATE: We are at capacity for volunteers - thank you to everyone who is participating!

We are also looking for volunteers to help pack and deliver our Mishloach Manot bags!

  • Spaces are available beginning Sunday, February 21, to help pack up Mishloach Manot bags at shul. Click here to add your name to one of the open slots.
  • We can still use more drivers to deliver bags on Friday, February 26. Click here to sign up!
     

A NOTE FROM YESHIVAT ERETZ HATZVI


In the past, ASBI has partnered with Eretz HaTzvi to provide a festive Purim meal for IDF soldiers. They are unable to facilitate the program this year. Please see the following note from Eretz HaTzvi:

Over the past ten years, we have delivered Mishloach Manot to soldiers. Eretz HaTzvi students came with hamburger meals and ran Purim festivities, with music, dancing, and lots of fun. Not only was this an outstanding service for those looking to send gifts to soldiers and a wonderful program for the soldiers, but it was also one of the highlights of the year for many of our yeshiva students. Many have turned to us again this year, asking if we will repeat this special event.

Despite numerous discussions with the proper authorities and attempts to come up with a plan, unfortunately, this year, we simply cannot bring the excitement and cheer to soldiers. The army stands independently of the Ministry of Health, and, sadly, we do not foresee having the ability to deliver Mishloach Manot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, May 6 2021 24 Iyyar 5781