Matanot L’Evyonim:

  • While giving Tzedakah, or money to the poor, is a Mitzvah all year round, there is a special Mitzvah to do so on Purim. This unique mitzvah is called Matanot L’Evyonim and is an obligation for all to fulfill.

    • To fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L’Evyonim one must give charity to two individual poor people on Purim day.
    • Even a poor person is obligated in Matanot L’Evyonim.
    • One should give each poor person enough money to provide for a meal.
    • One may provide food instead of money to the poor.
    • It is preferable to give a greater amount of Matanot L’Evyonim and limit one’s Mishloach Manot.
    • In order to fulfill the mitzvah, one must make sure that the poor person receives the funds on Purim.

    To donate for Matanot L'Evyonim please fill out the information below and press the Donate button.

    All funds received by 9:00 am on March 24th will be distributed by Rabbi Lehrfield on Purim day.

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