ROSH CHODESH- WOMEN'S MEGILLAH READING!
The BHA Rosh Hodesh group is an opportunity for women to meet once a month to celebrate the beginning of each month.We have a number of interesting activities; learning, chanting, yoga, mah jong, making chemo caps and blankets, and reading and celebrating holidays like Purim and Passover from a women's perspective.
Women's Megillah Reading: This Sunday 1:30-4:00!
One of the mitzvot of Purim is sending gifts of food, called Mishloach Manot(literally, "the sending of portions") to acquaintances. The obligation is to send a minimum of two ready-to-eat-foods to at least one person. Often this opportunity is taken to send gifts to many friends and relatives. The source for this mitzvah is in the Megillah. "Mordechai... enjoined the [Jews] to make the fourteenth day of the month of Adar... feasting, joy, and sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor. Last month for Adar I we made Mishloach manot (bags of food) to give to the homeless. If you plan on coming please rsvp to Ellen either by phone (845-831-2012 ext.2) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. During the reading we will dedicate each chapter of the megillah to a social justice group by lighting a candle and talking about how to get invloved. We will read an abbreviated version of the Megillah and have guided questions with discussions. Please join us for this fun filled event as we examine the story of Purim from a woman's perspective. After the megillah reading we will be making a blanket to raffle off at the Purim Carnival and one for the Shomrim (guardians) to comfort them as they sit and watch over the deceased until burial.
You may come in costume if you so desire. Bring a box of pasta or cereal to shake. It will be donated those in need. Fun noshes and drinks are welcome!
Mishe nichnas Adar marbim b'simcha- One who enters Adar will have much happiness!