Purim Best Practices

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26 Jan 2016

Innovative Purim programming ideas from successful synagogues.


Mishloach Manot Packing for Soldiers

Invite your shul members to bring in kosher food products to help assemble mishloach manot baskets for Jewish soldiers serving in the Israeli and US army. You can also have kids design and create cards with short messages for the soldiers to send with the mishloach manot.

Submitted by West Side Institutional Synagogue. Click here to see a flyer distributed before the event. 

Community Building Purim Shpiel

Make a Purim seudah on Purim day for every member of the community. A team of volunteers creates a Purim skit/shpiel as the entertainment for the meal. This brings all demographics together and provides a safe, healthy, fun, and structured way to spend the Purim seudah.

Submitted by Rabbi Rockoff, BIAV (Kansas City, Kansas) rabbirockoff@biav.com


For more ideas, visit the OU’s Resource Bank!