Purim children Efrat

Here's some basic - and not so basic - information about Purim. Learn about the history and the meaning behind this joyous, yet very significant, holiday.

Make a choice

We learn from the story of Purim and from the hero Mordechai in particular that a leader must follow his convictions, regardless of the ratings.

Roosevelt

FDR pledged “the abrogation of all laws and decrees inspired by Nazi governments or Nazi ideologists.” But his public rhetoric apparently didn't express his private feelings.

Purim Baskets

Bring Purim Joy and Blessing to Israeli families who have suffered the pain and trauma of a terror attack. Your gift will touch their hearts and make the holiday celebration extra special!

Purim Joy

The festive holiday of Purim commemorates Israel’s salvation from extermination by the mighty Persian Empire, some 2500 years ago. Jews in Israel and all over the world celebrate Purim on the 14th day of Adar as a time of “Light, Gladness, Joy and Honor for the Jewish people” (Esther 8:16).