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Purim with a Purpose, 2019

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Purim with a Purpose is back this year and we are again creating a very special day of service and learning for our Religious School students. During the Religious School Purim celebration, we will again partner with the Karsh Center and work to improve the lives of our underserved neighbors by creating three types of gift bundles: baby supplies, kitchen essentials, and Mother's Day pampering. You can help sponsor this effort by donating a gift bundle for $36. More information is available at wbtreligiousschool.org/purim

Purim with a Purpose is back this year and we are again creating a very special day of service and learning for our Religious School students. On Purim there are four mitzvot, or commandments, that the Jewish people fulfill. The fourth, and our inspiration for Purim with a Purpose, is Matanot Le’evyonim or “gifts to the poor.” 

In our city, we have a large community of those living below the poverty level. Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Karsh Family Social Service Center provides critical, groundbreaking programs and services to many of these families. During the Religious School Purim celebration, we will again partner with the Karsh Center and work to improve the lives of our underserved neighbors by creating three types of gift bundles: baby supplies, kitchen essentials, and Mother’s Day pampering. 

As a family, you are asked to sponsor Purim with a Purpose by purchasing at least one of these gift bundles (cost: $36). The sponsorship dollars raised by your donations help support our Religious School scholarship fund. Every year we provide over $30,000 to families in need, thanks to your generous support. This year, we need to sell 1,500 bundles to reach our goal. Your generous sponsorship will again help us provide much-needed funds to those families within our community who could not otherwise participate in Religious School programs. Again, teaching one of the Purim mitzvot! 

Of course, no Purim celebration would be complete without a famous Jason Mesches Purim spiel! Silliness and laughter will abound, as will the talent of the performers—our staff. Finally, we will also have bounce houses, a costume contest, face painting, and, of course, hamantaschen for all of our students! 

Save the dates for Purim with a Purpose (which take place during regular Religious School hours): Sunday, March 10, at the Glazer Campus and Sunday, March 17, at the Irmas Campus. More information is available at wbtreligiousschool.org/purim.

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