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TONIGHT: Purim 5781

02/25/2021 10:43:28 AM

Feb25

Dear Friends,

Purim begins tonight.

These are exceptional times and so exceptions can and should be made. We will - of course - read the Megillah in synagogue, but we will simultaneously broadcast it over Zoom. (Links may be found below). We side with the Torah authorities who believe that the performance of this Mitzvah over Zoom is acceptable.

We also understand the emotional and spiritual interest in hearing the Megillah in person. To this end, we plan to open the synagogue for both evening and morning Megillah readings. Attendance is limited and pre-registration is mandatory. As of now, there will be two readings at night and two readings in the morning.

In-Person Megillah Readings - You Must Register here.
Thursday, February 25th - 6:30 PM - Maariv and Megillah
Thursday, February 25th - 8:00 PM - Maariv and Megillah
Friday,  February 26th - 7:30 AM - Shacharit and Megillah (Megillah at 8:00 AM)
Friday,  February 26th - 9:00 AM - Megillah (only)

If you would like to attend, but find that we are at capacity, please contact us.

Zoom Links
Thursday, February 25th - 6:30 PM - Maariv and Megillah Here
Thursday, February 25th - 8:00 PM - Maariv and Megillah Here
Friday,  February 26th - 7:30 AM - Shacharit and Megillah Here
Friday,  February 26th - 9:00 AM - Megillah Here

Purim Charity
Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor) is arguably the most important mitzvah of Purim. In the course of our own joy, we make it our duty to share with others, thus amplifying the spirit of unity that we read about in the Megillah, and extending the divine generosity shown to our people. In the spirit of modern Religious Humanism, we extend this kindness to both our Jewish and non-Jewish neighbors. This Purim we will again partner with Rabbi Zvi Romm of the Bialystoker Synagogue, Rabbi Joe Wolfson of JLIC-NYU and the NYU community, the Bowery Mission, the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, and Knock Knock Give a Sock, in providing gifts to those in our neighborhood who truly need our assistance. 

You may make a donation here or Venmo us @sixthstreetsynagogue (be sure to specify Purim Charity!). Of course you may also bring in a check (made out to Sixth Street Community Synagogue Rabbi's Discretionary) or cash before or on Purim.

Freilichen Purim!

Thu, August 5 2021 27 Av 5781