PURIM is February 25-26 , so please take care to enjoy, be happy and make your brothers and sisters happy and help hose who are poor celebrate too.
Check the bulletin and your own signupgenius.com schedules for where you are hearing megilah read on Purim. How to give a meal to families in Thornhill in need.
In this bulletin:
pg. 1 Shabbos schedule – sign up for next Shabbos here: https://sugeni.us/WhuQ
pg. 2 Weekday schedule – sign up here: https://sugeni.us/Whu7
pg. 3 Updated safety procedures as of Jan. 13
pg. 4 Purim guidelines during corona
Pg. 5 Purim Schedule
Pg. 6 Free Seder Sefarim offer
Pg. 7 Nach Yomi Program
Pg. 8 Mitzvah campaign for Jodi Scutaru
pg. 9 Virtual Purim Party
pg.10 Torah Talks on Tuesdays for March
pg. 11 Kosher Alcohol Guide
pg. 12 Flyer for those who want to have the Megilah read in their home
The PURIM SCHEDULE – WESTMOUNT SHUL – 5781 -2021
Attendance is strictly for adult members & associate members who have signed up and comply with the safety policy.
Sign up is closed now and your schedule and location is here – https://sugeni.us/WSZu
Thursday , February 25th:
5:48AM Fast Begins
6:08 AM Earliest Time to Make Beracha on Talis & Tefilin
6:15 AM Shacharis starting from Yishtabach
7:25 AM Talmud Berachos Class
8:00 AM 2nd Minyan starting from Berachos
2:00 PM Mincha in Main Shul [Give 1/2 Shekel Coins]
5:40 PM Mincha / Maariv in Moriah Room [Give 1/2 Shekel Coins] followed by Megilah for men only
6:30 PM Megilah reading in Sfardi room for the men & women of the Sfardic community
6:37 PM One who finds it difficult may end the fast at this time
6:40 PM Maariv followed by Megilah Reading in Main Shul for men only
6:44 PM One who finds it will be difficult to concentrate on Megilah reading may end the fast at this time
6:51 PM Fast Ends for everyone
8:00 PM Megilah reading in Sfardi room for all men & women
8:30 PM Megilah Reading in Main Shul for women only
Grab & Go Breaking of Fast sponsored by the Serman family
on the 5th Yahrzeit of Leonie’s mother Miriam bas Avshalom a”h
Friday, February 26th – Purim:
6:30 AM Morning Service [Ashkenaz] in Sfardi Minyan room starting from Berachos [sunrise 6:59 AM]
7:25 AM Megilah Reading in Sfardi Minyan room for Men only
8:00 AM 2nd Minyan in Main Shul starting from Berachos
9:00 AM Megilah Reading in Main Shul for Men & limited seating for Women
10:30 AM Megilah Reading in main Shul for Women only
12:00 PM Virtual Purim Party for the Entire Shul
Grab & Go treats after Megilah readings sponsored by Rabbis Yossi & Mordechai Michalowicz
Optimal time for your Purim Seudah start should be
no later than 12:30 PM & to finish no later than 3:15 PM
5:45 PM Mincha / Kabolas Shabbos / Maariv & Candle Lighting
6:53 PM Repeat Shema
THE SHUL WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO HAVE EVERY ADULT MAN & WOMAN FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATION TO HEAR THE MEGILAH IN SHUL IN THE EVENING & IN THE MORNING WE WILL CREATE MORE READINGS IF DEMAND INCREASES
MATANOS L’EVYONIM: Every family member is required to fulfill the Mitzvah of giving charity to at least two poor people on Purim. Each gift should be substantial so that the poor person would be able to have the
means to eat a hearty festive meal on Purim. Giving a minimum of $50 in total would be enough money to fulfill this Mitzvah properly. The Rabbi collects Matanos L’evyonim for needy members of the community and
dispenses it on Purim in the day, thus insuring that you fulfill the Mitzvah properly.
Please contact the Rabbi ASAP with your gift to the Shul’s discretionary fund so you can take part in this Mitzvah.
MISHLOACH MANOS: We recommend that this year one should limit Mishloach Manos and increase matanos L’evyonim. We suggest you have your Mishloach Manos delivered.
SEUDAS PURIM: The Purim Seuda this year should optimally start no later than 12:30 PM, and should optimally end by 3:15 PM. The Shul Virtual Seuda will start at 12:00 PM.
Please forward a childhood picture of yourself to enhance the entertainment at the party. We will be having an exciting Kahoot contest with those pictures. Alyssa Pilc will teach its how to mix drinks.