Keeping Dignity at Purim

Purim cartoon

Israel Relief Aid was asked to help this Israeli holiday of Purim with gifts for impoverished children in Haifa.  The thing about giving the prescribed food and charity gifts at Purim is that it is forbidden to evaluate the recipient’s level of need.  So, it’s more like “scattershot” holiday giving – making sure everyone has something to celebrate the holiday with and no one is left out.

When 30% of kids in Israel are living in poverty, then the holiday becomes just another hungry day.   

Little girl dressed up as Queen Esther

February 1-29 (this year’s a leap year!) will be dedicated to collecting funds for a Purim Holiday “Gifts for Kids” Event in Haifa in the north of Israel.  This whole month we will be gathering just for that.  Then on March 1 the gifts will begin to be put together and purchased. 

Purim gift bags

We are here to be your hand extended here in the Holy Land, just as if you were here and blessing Israel.  Giving food gifts at the Purim holiday is a main tradition especially to the struggling and needy.  So we invite you to bless Israeli kids for Purim and be blessed.

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