Our Annual Purim Mitzvah: Mishloach Manot for the Troops

January 18, 2023

You may think it’s too early to prepare for Purim. For our Tikkun Olam volunteers, it’s the perfect time to assemble packages for those serving abroad.

Mishloach Manot (sharing sweets) is one of the customs we enjoy the most during Purim. For many years, Tikkun Olam has partnered with JWB Jewish Chaplains Council®, to send kosher treats to Jewish servicepeople. On Wednesday, January 11, volunteers met in Wise Hall to assemble 130 Mishloach Manot packages, all of which will arrive in time to make the troops’ Purim celebrations sweeter.

Our great thanks to Jodi Wiesel, Pete Webb, Eileen Melniker, Eileen Ames, Phyllis Brodsky, Tess Tarantino, and Miriam Reines for their effort and dedication in helping to make this Purim Holiday a special one.

Founded in 1917 and a signature program of the JCC Association of North America, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® is a nonprofit, U.S. government-accredited agency that serves the religious needs of Jewish military personnel and their families, wherever they serve, as well as patients in VA hospitals.