Chabad’s Women’s League to offer local and national shalach manot service

Women’s League for Chabad is currently accepting orders for its annual shalach manot service. Binghamton residents can send packages of food and holiday greetings to local friends and acquaintances on Purim day, which will be celebrated this year on Tuesday, March 7. “It’s Purim made easy,” says Ilene Pinsker, project chairwoman. “It’s a stress-free, very reasonably priced way to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot, sending gifts of food on Purim, and a wonderful way to show your friendship and care. We do all the work for you and your friends get fabulous packages from you!” Anyone who has not received an information packet and order form, or is seeking additional details, should call the Chabad Center at 797-0015. 

For individuals who want to say “Happy Purim” to their friends outside of the community, Women’s League offers Purim greeting cards that can be sent anywhere in the continental U.S. for a charge of $4. All orders must be received no later than Tuesday, February 21, and can be made by contacting Pinsker at 729-1091. Orders can also be submitted completely online here.

“The mitzvah of shalach manot is very important and is fulfilled by sending a package with at least two different types of food to at least on friend on Purim day,” explained Rivkah Slonim. “Often people want to send mishloach manot to many, many people or at least wish them a happy holiday and make sure they know they are thought of. These cards work perfectly for that purpose and they support a great cause at the same time!”

For the project, the Women’s League is in need of volunteers to assist in assembling the packages and in their delivery on Purim day. Anyone who wishes to help with the project should call Pinsker or the Chabad office.