EN190201 Mishloach Manot

Purim Basket Item Collection Underway for Holocaust Survivors


The Partnership2Gether (P2G) Culinary Mission to Israel and Mamanet are coming together to celebrate Purim with Holocaust Survivors by packaging and sending them Mishloach Manot. JewishColumbus’ Israel & Overseas department brought a group of food professionals from Columbus and our partner city, Kfar Saba, for a week of building bridges through food last June.

The culinary group partnered with Mamanet, the Kfar Saba founded Cachibol league that has 100 players in Columbus (see recent Dispatch article) to create social action projects for the Columbus community.

Mishloach Manot, also known as Purim baskets, has two main functions — to instill harmony and love in the Jewish people and to remind ourselves that as we celebrate the holiday of Purim, we cannot forget about the needs of the less fortunate in our community.

In Columbus, we have 180 Holocaust Survivors, many of them are living at or below the poverty level.

The group is collecting donations at various locations until March 7, 2019.

Items we need:

  •  Tea bags
  •  Chocolates
  •  Jellies
  •  Crackers
  •  Cans of tuna
  •  and other non-perishables items

Everything must be sealed and have a kosher symbol on the package. Please NO hard candies, toffee, or nuts.

IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU: JewishColumbus is able to bring people together around Israel-centered programs because of donors like you who give to our Annual Campaign.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@jewishcolumbus.org.