Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim at The Jewish Discovery Center
Monday night, March 9 - Tuesday, March 10
Rabbi's Message
  Purim at The Jewish Discovery Center is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Wishing you a happy Purim!

Megillah Readings

Monday night // March 9

Following the Evening Services: 8 pm

Tuesday // March 10

At the Great Big Purim Jump: 5:45 pm

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or other central location!

Purim Festivities

The Great Big Purim Jump

Location:  Get Air, West Chester

Date: Tuesday, March 10

Time: 5:45pm


  • Dress up
  • Hamantaschen
  • Trampolines
  • Crafts
  • Speedy Megillah reading
  • Friends
  • Smiles all around
  • Hot Dog Supper Option 
For more info visit JDiscovery.com/PurimJump
Food Gifts to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 10, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Giving to the Needy
One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim, March 21. In case you can’t find any needy people, your synagogue will likely be collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.