Sunday, March 13, 2011

Purim - This Saturday Night at 8 PM!!

Join Dorshei Derekh for our annual Purim Megillah reading, spiel, and merry making.  In advance, please consider donating to our Mishloach Manot collective - everyone who attends receives a lovely basket of goodies.

Most of the $$ will go to tzedakah!  We’ve donated over $1200 annually. The organizations that will receive our tzedakah this year have already been chosen:
  • Hazon, which promotes a Jewish approach to local, sustainable food, organizing and supporting synagogue-based CSA’s, Jewish farming initiatives, and education around healthy eating.
  • The Ashkelon, Israel, Ethiopian immigrant community Passover Food Fund, through our own “shalichah”, Rabbi Anita Steiner.
  • The Kibera School for Girls’ food program (near Nairobi ) which, for 15¢ per day  feeds each student 2 meals a day + fruit and nutritious snacks – which means we are covering over 2000 days!
  •  A local food cupboard – we hope to work with area gardeners who donate produce for the hungry.

    Become a Purim Baker: This lowers our costs and leaves more to donate. Please email    Abby Weinberg at if you can bake.  Please leave your baked goods in the Maslow by 3:00 PM on Thursday.
    Donate Items for Baskets: If you have items for the baskets, such as fun promotional items (pens, etc) or educational materials, [there are 65 baskets], contact
    Basket Assembly: Doug Lerner and Ken Cohen are coordinating the basket assembling.  It will be held at GJC on Thursday, March 17, 3-6.  Please join them – it is fun!  

    This year D”D is going “Green.”  There are 3 ways of donating money: 
    • Electronically through our account at, our account is 
    • Mailing a check made out to MINYAN DORSHEI DEREKH to Carol Tinkleman, 316 Glen Echo Road, Phila., PA. 19119.  Please let Carol know if your donation is in honor/memory of someone. 
    • Bringing cash or a check to D”D during our Purim Megillah reading, Saturday night.

    Wear Costumes, Of Course!

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