Purim is celebrated this year on Wednesday evening March 20st and Thursday day March 21st. Get the schedule of megilah readings and events, and great how-to guides in print PDF and MP3 classes.
Download the Purim Night and Day Schedule (print PDF)
Download the Guide, How to celebrate Purim (print PDF)
Listen to classes about the customs of Purim
Listen to classes about meanings and Torah of Purim Class 1, Class 2
Wednesday , March 20st, Fast and Evening:
5:55 AM Fast Begins
6:00 AM Shacharis (Earliest Time for Blessing on Talis & Tefilin – 6:29 AM)
7:20 AM Talmud Sanhedrin
7:00 PM Mincha [Give 1/2 Shekel Coins]
7:30 PM Special Pre-Purim Torah Class
8:05 PM Maariv
8:05 PM One who finds in difficult may end the fast at this time
8:13 PM One who finds it will be difficult to concentrate on Megilah reading may end the fast at this time
8:20 PM Megilah Reading for Adults and Older Children
(Please DO NOT bring small children!)
8:20 PM Fast Ends
9:15 PM Communal Breaking of Fast sponsored by the Serman family
on the 3rd Yahrzeit of Leonie’s mother Miriam bas Avshalom a”h
Thursday, March 21st – Purim Day:
6:50 AM Morning Service [sunrise 7:19 AM]
7:30 AM 1st Megilah Reading
8:30 AM Danishes & drinks & Torah Class
9:15 AM 2nd Megilah Reading for Adults and Older Children
(Please DO NOT bring small children!)
2:30 PM Early Mincha
6:15 PM Late Mincha
6:30 PM Gala Purim Seudah for registered guests
9:00 PM Maariv
Be Happy – Purim Parties for Adults and Kids
Adults – Musical Meal – Thurs. March 21st at 6PM to 9PM, Westmount Shul is hosting a talent show with judges and Kumzits. More details and online tickets here.
Young Pros – The Red Carpet Party. More details soon. Write Rabbi Farkas about this event.
Kids The readings at Westmount this year will be for adults and older kids only. Ask Rabbi Farkas about this and more kid’s programs for Purim in Thornhill.
Schedule at 10 Disera Drive, Unit 250
(Centre West of Bathurst, Thornhill)
Do Good – Give A Meal to Two Poor
Fulfill the most important Purim mitzvah by giving two poor people a good meal on Purim day. The Rabbi can perform this mitzvah on your behalf in Thornhill and on the day of Purim – contact the rabbi at shul or via the office to participate ahead of Purim. Learn more about this mitzvah in the guide and classes below.
The shul also has a Purim Food drive for poor Jewish families in Thornhill.
Do Good – Send Food Gifts to Friends
The shul’s mishloach manot program sends members of the shul baskets on your behalf and sells extra baskets. To participate, and purchase additional baskets – contact the Learning Centre
The basket contains delicacies, wine and art from Israeli farms and artisans. It’s a basket full of delicious anti-BDS.
Learn About More Great Mitzvahs,
The shul will have half-shekel coins to redeem males – the day before Purim. Men should give a half-shekel to be redeemed and conted in the nation of Israel – the day before Purim. Come to Mincha or Shacharit on Friday.
Learn about Purim (Recordings on CD or MP3)
Take Purim back from the kids! Purim is an adult holiday and a surprising one, once you e you know what the significance if it is. Pick up a CD at Westmount Shul and Learning Centre on 10 Disera Dr, or search through some fascinating Purim classes on Mp3s on this site.
Download How to Celebrate Purim -5778 Guide
Listen to some amazing insights about Purim in classes. You can pickup a CD from the Shul at 10 Disera Drive, or download them here in MP3 format:
|Class 240- 28 Feb 2017 Purim 5777- Shabbos Demonstrates Hashem’s Never Ending Love
for the Jewish People
|Purim and Trumah class Feb 28 2017|
|Class 150 – 4 March 2014 Megilas Esther – The Great Puppet Theatre – Part 1||150 4 March 2014 Parsha Class|
|Class 151 – 11 March 2014 Megilas Esther – The Great Puppet Theatre – Part 2||151 11 March 2014 Parsha Class|
|Class 114 – 13 Feb 2013 Purim Class – Why is it so Important to Show Your Love to Others on Purim ?||114 13 Feb 2013 Parsha Class|
|Class 116 – 20 Feb 2013 Purim Class – The Presence of Mind Necessary to Vanquish Amalek||116 20 Feb 2013 Parsha Class|
|Class 178- 17 Feb 2015 Purim – Break Up to Make Up – Part 1||178 17 Feb 2015 Parsha Class|
|Class 179- 24 Feb 2015 Purim – Break Up to Make Up – Part 2||179 24 Feb 2015 Parsha Class|
|Class 210- 22 March 2016 Purim- Recapturing True Simcha at Our Purim Sudas Purim||Parsha March 22 2016|
Be a guest / Host a Guest this Purim
If you would like to be a guest at a Purim seder, or a Purim party, or if you would like to enrich your home with some guests. Email the office at email@example.com, or call 905-881-SHUL (7485).
Purim Food Drive
The cost of food is astronomical and many families in Toronto will not be able to afford adequate food without your help Please drop any kosher food items off through April 7th at the shul. We are also fundraising for Leket in Israel.
Join a Torah class, join a chavrutah (study group) on Thursday nights, or come experience the joyful shabbos singing. Our members, some 170 families, come from all walks of life and although we are all seriously committed to Torah-based observance, we recognize that we are all at different levels and therefore are all enthusiastic about uncovering the magic of our Torah.