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RSVP - Grand Purim Bash - Thursday!

The Grand Purim Bash is this Thursday! Have you made your reservations?

Grand Purim Bash - New York Style - Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 pm 

Invite your family and friends to join you... "Purim in New York!" will feature a delicious dinner with tastes of Coney Island, Chinatown and Little Italy, and lots more!  

Purim In NY - Details

Purim Day,  Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 PM


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Jewish Kids in Action

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Hey Kids, Get into the holiday spirit with this fun Pre-Purim event! We'll be making our very own Hamentaschen - with all kinds of fun fillings - and lots more! 

Sunday, February 25 at 11 am

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Hear the Megillah - Purim Eve & Day!

Megillah Readings 

One of the Mitzvot of Purim is to hear the Megillah read on both the Eve of Purim and Purim Day. 

Megillah Reading Schedule:

  • Purim Eve, February 28 at 6:45 pm
  • Purim Day, March 1 at 9:30 am or at 5:30 pm (at the party)

How to Observe: Mitzvot of Purim

In addition to hearing the Megillah (on the Eve of Purim and Purim Day), Purim is observed with three more Mitzvot:

Gifts of Food - Mishloach Manot

Also known more coloqually as "Shalach Manot/Monos", this Purim Mitzvah involves sending a gift of at least two food items to another Jewish person sometime during Purim day.

Gifts to the Poor - Matanot L'Evyonim

This Purim Mitzvah is fulfilled, also on the day of Purim, by giving generously to poor people (can be directly or through an organization that helps the poor).

Purim Feast - Se'udat Purim

Enjoy a festive Purim meal on Purim day. One should try to include bread ('Hamotzi') in this meal, since traditionally that is a distinguishing difference between a meal vs. a mere 'snack'. This is also the time to enjoy the extra wine that Purim is so famous for!

Join our grand Purim Dinner -  'Purim in New York' - to enjoy the Purim Feast in all its glory! Advance RSVP kindly requested.

For more about the Purim:


Shabbat In The Heights

Shabbat in the Heights


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Shabbat in the Heights - VIDEO 

If you might be interested in joining in with a group from the Bay Area of Houston, please contact to Rabbi Yitzchok or Malky Schmukler.

For more information about the trip, visit 

Special Shabbat Service & Lunch


  • Joyous "Kabbalat Shabbat" Service at 6:15 pm


  • Coffee and Kabbalah at 9:00 am
    Topic: How to Connect to the Infinite Light

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Torah Reading & rabbi's remarks at around 11 am
    Torah portion of Yitro - Thunder, lightening and the Giving of the Torah
    Service followed by Kiddush lunch w/ hot cholent!
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