Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim at Richmond Torah Center Chabad
Monday night, March 9 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Rabbi's Message
  Purim at RTC is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our megillah reading and party. You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you a happy Purim!
Party Time
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Megillah Readings

Monday night // March 9

Following the Evening Services:

  • 7:30pm
  • 9:30pm 

Tuesday // March 10

During our Morning Service:

  • 8:30am


Please contact arihecht@pacbell.net if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or other central location!

Purim Festivities
Location: Please email for address

Date: Tuesday night, March 10

Time: 5:30pm

  • Hamantashen
  • Klezmer Music
  •  Delicious Shtetl dinner
  • Live Petting Zoon
  • Pickle Making
  • Shtetl  Photo op & costumes!
  • Activities for kids 
  • Smiles all around
For more info. email arihecht@pacbell.net

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 10, 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 10. 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.