Purim 2018: Come As You Aren’t

Send Mishloach Manot this Purim!

We are so pleased to announce that this year, we are offering Romemu members the opportunity to share in the joy of Purim by sending and receiving Mishloach Manot (celebratory gifts of food). 

We invite our current members to take part in this exciting and joyous tradition. Not only will you be able to exchange treats with the community, but your participation will also help raise money for Romemu! 

If you are not a current member, but would like to become one, please be in touch with Miriam Rubin, Director of Membership, at miriam@romemu.org

How does it work?

For $5 per recipient, you can send Mishloach Manot to any household in our community. There is also the option to send Mishloach Manot to a few of the groups within our community, such as the Yad B’Yad committee, Seekers, and Staff/Clergy. Every recipient will get one package, along with a card listing the names of all who contributed to their gift. You can easily and quickly place your orders online. 

Our entire membership was sent an email with personalized login instructions on February 7th. The email came from our partner – happypurim.com. Please check your inboxes for the email in order to place your Mishloach Manot orders today!

— Please note: All orders must be placed by February 18th! —

Who can I contact with questions?

For technical support with your order, please contact support@happypurim.com.

For questions about the Romemu Mishloach Manot project, please email Chantelle Attarian at chantelle@romemu.org.

A note from Yoni Barnhard, Chair of the Romemu Mishloach Manot project:

According to the wisdom of our tradition (Ta’anit 29a), “When Adar enters, joy increases!” Why? The simplest answer is that the month of Adar contains the festival of Purim, and Purim is a festival of rejoicing. Among Purim’s central traditions are the delivering of Mishloach Manot. The Book of Esther states, “Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the 14th day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and of sending portions to one another.” One understanding of this mitzvah is that it counteracts the accusations of Haman. Haman accused the Jews of being “a scattered, and divided nation.” Thus, the Jewish people send gifts to each other in order to show that they are not divided, but rather are united. Please join us in bringing in the joy of Adar and Purim with the blessing of Mishloach Manot.