• Celebrate Purim with Mishloach Manot

    Why Do We Send Food Gifts on Purim?

    Purim is a holiday of sweetness and joy, a time when we reflect on the power of an individual and the victory of the Jewish nation in the face of destruction. One of the elements of Purim is the obligatory giving of food gifts to friends and family. We are commanded to give at least two foods to at least one person, and they must be ready-to-eat food items. Mordechai, one of the Purim heroes, instituted the practice of Mishloach Manot, as is quoted in the Megillah, “Mordechai…enjoined the (Jews) to make the fourteenth day of the month of Adar…feasting and joy, and sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.” (Book of Esther, Ch. 9)

    Your gift of food will be delivered to the homes of those recipients who live in Lower Merion, Haverford and Radnor townships. Recipients who live outside the delivery area may pick up their bags in the office.