Purim Day - 5771

Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 2:30 pm


Purim 5771 was celebrated on Sunday, March 20, 2011. The students of the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand brought the joy of Purim to a wide variety of businesses, eateries, residencies, hospitals, old age homes, markets, schools, childcare centres and prisons. They also assisted and participated in various events conducted by local synagogues, Chabad Houses and community organizations. Aside from hearing Megillah, the commandments of Purim include Mishloach Manos (gifts of food), Matanos L'evyonim (giving charity), and participating in a joyous feast.

A tally of the students’ efforts yielded the following results:
Number of Mishloach Manos packages delivered on Purim: 363
Number of Mishloach Manos packages delivered before Purim: 500
Number of Megillah readings: 76
Number of Attendees at these Megillah readings: 367
Number of people who fulfilled Matanos L’evyonim: 260
Number of people who donned Tfillin: 136
Number of people who were informed of the Sheva Mitzvos (7 Noachide Laws): 12
Number of people who partook in an involved Torah discussion: 30

Pictured below is a small sampling of their activities. [Please click here for one student’s account of his Purim activities, and here for pictures of the students packing Mishloach Manos.]






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