PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Hundreds Attend Oorah’s Purim Party

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Nechama Perlstein reports on her first Oorah Purim experience: Purim this year was incredible. The kids had a great time. mishloach manos deliveries, costumes, everything was perfect. I didn’t think things could get any better. Until we got to Oorah’s Purim seudah.

They say seeing is believing. I don’t think any one description can really describe the Purim wonderland that was Oorah’s Purim seudah. As we entered the parking lot of Lake Terrace hall we were met by the sight of children being driven around in a horse drawn wagon! What fun! Had that been all we would have left happy. But in the lobby of the hall we were greeted by . . .cotton candy . . . popcorn . . . scores of hamentashen in every flavor . . .enough wine to make any man happy . . .and joy . . . pure joy . . . of hundreds of beautiful jewish souls who had never experienced the beauty of Purim before yesterday.

The gourmet meal that we were treated to truly did rival the feast of king Achashverosh! And the entertainment! What can be better than getting to watch a magic show in between each course! Shlomo Hadarshan kept the adults laughing with his steady stream of jokes and impersonations. But the real treat was sitting with many of the families that we help and seeing the fruits of Oorah’s labor. This was Oorah’s own “nes Purim”. One that we are proud to proclaim is an open miracle that we want to share with everyone. Knowing as only we know what our families struggle with on a daily basis as they advance in their Yiddishkeit, made seeing them joyously celebrate the Yom Tov of Purim even more meaningful. I felt like I was really experience the triumph of Purim – because seeing so many tinokos shenishbiu come together under one roof, the roof of Oorah, and all for one reason – for if not for Oorah, there would never have been the uplifting seudah that there was. Rav Chaim Mintz, the reason that Oorah is, spoke poignantly and blessed all that was there with the ability to continue growing and striving to reach greater heights . a blessing that can be applied to all those attended. May our Oorah families continue coming closer to their roots . . . and may we have the strength to continue being there for them every step of the way.




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