Machtzis Hashekel is given today BEFORE mincha, in shul. Mincha is 5:20 PM
All men and boys are obligated to give this tzedakah which will be distributed after Purim.
Reminder there is krias haTorah and haftorah today by mincha.
Maariv will begin at 6:15 PM. We read Megillas Esther in the middle of maariv.
We will have three readings tonight. Main shul, Social Hall - 2nd floor, and right OUTSIDE Ohav Sholom on the sidewalk.
After the megillah readings tonight, please enjoy a complimentary break-the-fast collation of mouthwatering hamantaschen from a Boro Park bakery and orange juice!
Shacharis tomorrow is 7:00 AM. Remember we read about Amalek (again) tomorrow by shacharis.
If you missed Parshas Amalek last week you can come and hear it on Purim day.
We will have TWO readings tomorrow at 7:30 AM. In the main shul and outdoors.
There will be another indoor megillah reading at 12:00 PM!
We give mishloach manos and matanos l’evyonim tomorrow, Purim day.
I will be distributing matanos l’evyonim funds on behalf of our kehillah tomorrow. You can make an online pledge at osnyc.org or hand me a check payable “Ohav Sholom Purim Fund.”
Enjoy a seudah in honor of Purim!
This year, in deference to shabbos and the need to enter shabbos hungry for the Seudas Shabbos, we should start the seudah at least before chatzos, midday, which is 12:09 PM, and ideally, eat most of the seudah before chatzos.
Reminder: There will be NO mincha tomorrow afternoon. Mincha and kabbalah shabbos tomorrow night is 5:35 PM.