Purim Feast @ UCLA Hillel Hall
Come & enjoy a magnificent feast on Thursday March 24th at 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
and have a chance to win $1,000…  
$50/ Adults $30/ Kids 8 & up  
Private table available @ $500
Must RSVP by Tuesday March 22nd


Friday March 18, 2016

6:30 pm Mincha SHARP
6:45 pm Candle Lighting
6:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
7:00 pm Drasha 

7:15 pm Arvit    

Parasha Vayikra/Zachor
Saturday March 19, 2016

8:45 am Shacharit SHARP 

9:22 am (9:59 am GRA) Latest time for shema     

9:45 am Torah Reading it is mandatory for men & women to
               listen to portion of Zachor.

11:00 am Drasha by Rabbi Yisraeli
11:15 am Mussaf
11:30 am Kiddush sponsorship is available.

6:30 pm Mincha at Westwood Kehilla

6:50 pm Seudah Shlishit 
7:35 pm Arvit

7:49 pm Havdalah 

Please join our daily Mincha & Arvit @ 6:30 with few minutes of learning.

Daily Shacharit followed by class with  breakfast:

7:45 am Sunday

6:45 am Monday, Tuesday & Friday
6:30 am Wednesday & Thursday

In-N-Out Minyan
Come & join our amazing In-N-Out minyan led by
Josh Golcheh speedy chazanut
Monday & Thursday @ 8:15am,
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday @ 8:30am. 

Wednesday, March 23
5:37 am Fast of Esther 

6:30 am Shacharit  

6:30 pm Mincha 
7:30 pm Arvit
7:47 pm Fast Ends
7:47 pm Megillah Reading
9:15 pm 2nd Megillah Reading

Purim 5776 

Thursday March 24th

6:30 am Shacharit
7:15 am Megillah Reading   
9:30 am 2nd Megillah reading
3:30 pm Mincha 

4:00 pm Purim Feast at UCLA Hillel Hall  

               574 Hillgard Avenue.  

       Must RSVP by Tuesday March 22nd              

Come & enjoy a magnificent feast on Thursday March 24 at 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and have a chance to win $1,000…  

$50/ Adults $30/ Kids 8 & up  
Private table available @ $500

If you like to volunteer and help making the  
Purim basket, please reply to this e-mail.

Friday March 25th is Shushan Purim


We encourage all mommies with children ages  6 months to 2 years to join our weekly group on Monday mornings at 9:15 am generously held at the home of Rabbi & Rebettzin Yisraeli.  



*Purim is preceded by the Fast of Esther, which begins at dawn on the 13th of Adar and continues until nightfall. When the 13th is on Shabbat, the Fast of Esther is observed on the preceding Thursday. It is forbidden to eat and drink on this day (one may, however, wash, and wear leather shoes).   
In unwalled cities, Purim is celebrated on the 14th of Adar, from night to night.  

*In cities with walls dating from the days of Joshua, Purim is celebrated on the 15th of Adar, as it was in Shushan, the capital of Persia; hence the name, Shushan Purim. Jerusalem is a walled city and most of its suburbs are also considered part of Jerusalem regarding this law. 

Kriat Hamegillah  

*The Scroll of Esther is read publicly in the evening and on the morning of Purim.  

*It must be read from a scroll written in accordance with Halachah.  
The reader and the audience must have intent to fulfill the mitzvah of reading and to fulfill the obligation of the blessings before and after.    
It is customary to make noise when the name of Haman is mentioned.  
It is forbidden to speak from the time of the blessings before the reading, until the end of the blessings after the reading.  
Ideally the scroll should be read in the presence of a minyan.  


*The prayer 'al hanissim' is added in the Silent Prayer (Shmoneh Esreh) and in Grace after Meals.  
If one forgot 'al hanissim' one does not repeat the prayer.  
During the morning service (shacharit), the Torah is read.     
*The prayer of repentance (tachanun), is not recited, nor is the prayer lamenatzeach.  

Mishloach Manot  

*One is obligated to give at least one gift to one fellow Jew. The more the better.  
The gift must consist of at least two items of food, ready to eat.     
*It is preferable to send the gift via a third party.  

Matanot Le'evyonim  

*One is obligated to give a gift of money, sufficient for one meal, to at least two poor people. The more the better.  


*Funds must be available on the day of Purim. (No post-dated checks.)  
*It is preferable to take care of this obligation early in the day.  

*The gift may be given to a third party in order to distribute on the day of Purim.    

*More should be spent on gifts to the poor than on gifts to friends (unless they are also poor). 


Seudat Purim  

*It is obligatory to partake of a festive meal on the day of Purim.  

*It is customary to eat food with seeds – e.g.,Hamentashen with poppy seed filling.  
*One should drink more wine than one is accustomed to.  
*It is correct to invite guests, especially the needy.  
*The conversation should be focused on words of Torah.  


*Many have a custom to dress up in costumes.  

*It is customary to give charity to all who ask.  
*Some produce amusing Purim plays.  
*Some also present amusing divrei Torah.  
*It is customary to visit the homes of one's Rabbis and teachers.  
*One should start studying the laws of Passover on Purim.  
*It is correct not to engage in business or work on Purim.  
*At the afternoon service before Purim it is customary to give three coins (preferable with the number ½ on them) to charity in memory of the three "half-shekels" given to the Temple. 


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