at Chabad of Bournemouth
March 20th and 21st, 2019

Purim is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our main "Purim in the Shtetl" event as well as for the megillah readings and our other pre-purim events and shiurim. See below for details and times for all our Purim events.

Megillah Readings

To relive the miraculous events of Purim, we listen to the reading of the megillah (the Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve, Wednesday evening, March 20, and again on Purim day, March 21.

Below are the times for the Megillah reading at Chabad. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your home, office or other central location!

Wednesday evening, March 20
Mincha & Maariv: 6:15 PM
Megillah reading: 6:45 PM, followed by refreshments.
Thursday, March 21

Shacharit: 8:00 AM
Megillah reading 8:30 AM

Additional Megillah reading at the Water Garden Hotel at 1:00 PM

Mincha: 5:45 PM followed by Purim in the Shtetl.

Pre-Purim events



Purim learning for all

Have you ever “gotten it done” but without any personal feeling?
Getting a birthday card with no personal message is just a wee bit disappointing. Have you ever done something like that? Join the Jews in the perilous times of Shushanic Purim, and find the tools to inject passion and personality into your otherwise banal behavior.

Men and Women welcome!


Ladies Torah & Tea

The Story of Esther, then and now.

Purim in the shtetl

Give to the needy

Concern for the needy is a year-round responsibility; but on Purim it is a special mitzvah to remember the poor.

Give charity to at least two (but preferably more) needy individuals on Purim day, March 21.

If you are not able to find a poor person, we are able to facilitate this great mitzvah for you. Click donate below to send a donation to our center (note that it's for this cause), and we will distribute it people in need.

Send Food Portions to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 21, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Holiday Guide
Purim megasite
Purim guide
Purim Story
Insights & Inspiration
Kids Site