Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim at Chabad of Greater Mercer County - Princeton
Wednesday night, March 20 - Thursday, March 21, 2019
Rabbi's Message
  Purim at Chabad of Greater Mercer County - Princeton is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our Purim Seudah & Megillah Reading. You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you a happy Purim!

Rabbi Dovid Dubov
Purim Schedule

Wednesday // March 20

Fast begins at 5:37 am

March 20th, Fast of Esther, Shachris Services at 7:30 am

Minchah, Maariv, Megillah reading and Break of Fast at 6:45 pm

Thursday // March 21

Shachris and Megillah Reading at 7:30am
5:00 pm - Late Megillah Reading
5:30pm - Purim Seudah
6:00 pm - Last Megillah Reading

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or other central location!

Purim Seudah
Location: Chabad of Mercer County - Princeton

Date: Thursday, March 21

Late Megillah Reading followed by Festive Purim Seudah: 5:00pm

  • Dress up
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Friends
  • Smiles all around
Food Gifts to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 21, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Giving to the Needy
One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim, March 21. In case you can’t find any needy people, your synagogue will likely be collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.