As we do each year, we are pleased to offer our members and friends the opportunity to fulfill two of the mitzvot of Purim, gifts of food to friends and gifts to the poor, by participating in the annual Forest Hills Jewish Center Youth Department’s Mishloach Manot program. By your participation you support FHJC’s Youth programs and USY’s Tikun Olam fund, which gives to worthy causes in this country and Israel.
It’s a Mitzvah, it’s great fun and it’s easier than ever!
Here’s how it works:
For just $9.00 per recipient, you can participate in the sending of a beautiful gift bag to anyone on our list, including FHJC members and staff. Every Mishloach Manot gift bag will be personalized with a list of all the people who specifically chose to send a gift to that family, one bag per family. You also have the opportunity to reciprocate, i.e. anyone who selected your name, whom you did not check on your list, will automatically be added to your order at an additional charge of $9.00 each.
If you would like to purchase an individual Mishloach Manot gift bag to deliver personally, you can order as many as you would like for only $11.50 each.
Gift bags will be available for pick-up in the Youth Lounge beginning the evening of the Megillah reading, February 28, 2018, for anyone who was notified that they are a recipient and anyone who purchased individual bags.
To send Purim greetings to friends outside our community, we are also offering blank Purim greeting cards for $3.50 each or in packages of ten for $30.
We’ve included an opportunity to do an extra special mitzvah by sending a Mitzvah Bag to someone who otherwise would not receive a gift of Mishloach Manot. Please select this option on the order form and indicate how many of these special gift bags you would like to sponsor for $9.00 each.
This year with our new and improved on-line ordering, you will be able to easily place your orders by logging in below. You will now be able to securely pay by credit card, choose your own “display name” (i.e. the way your name appears on your recipients’ scrolls), and receive a reciprocity receipt listing who you automatically sent to, along with a number of other nice features. We think you’ll love this new ordering process and find it much simpler and easier to use than the paper order forms of the past.