A New Initiative from Shai
What is it?
Mishloach manot are gifts of food that are sent to family, friends and others on Purim. The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot derives from the Book of Esther. It is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast held later in the day, and to increase love and friendship among Jews and their neighbors.
Growing up in Israel, we did this every year for as long as I can remember. It is so much fun to get mishloach manot from someone in your community, getting to see people from a different generation, and make them happy. It is also a great opportunity to get to know more people in our community.
How does it work?
Sign up for the Mishloach Manot Exchange. Then you can make or buy items such as cookies, candy, wine, fruit, chocolate, and so much more! Usually people will put everything in a small basket and wrap it.
How do I participate?
We will have more details leading up to Purim about participating, but if you have any questions, contact Shai.