Purim Fundraiser 2023
We all know how much fun it is to receive a gift delivered straight to our door!
Now, in honour of the festive holiday of Purim, it’s your turn to experience the gift of giving by joining us in our Mishloach Manot Fundraiser!
Between February 6th and March 1st., support Hillel TMU by purchasing mishloach manot for your family, neighbours, colleagues, or friends! Each package is filled with delicious treats sourced from local Toronto businesses that generously support the Hillel TMU community or are products from Israel.
Packages can be delivered either straight to your door or to your desired recipient. Deliveries will be completed by staff and student volunteers between February 27 and March 2.
All proceeds collected will go towards programming and initiatives that directly support the Jewish student community at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU).
Why Give Mishloach Manot?
Mishloach Manot are gifts of food traditionally sent to each other during the holiday of Purim. Mishloach Manot literally means “the sending of portions” in Hebrew, and this mitzvah (good deed) is seen as an opportunity to strengthen relationships among people and in turn, strengthen our community. In order to fulfull the full 4 mitzvot of Purim it is said that you should give Tzedekah (charity), send at least 2 Mishloach Manot which include at least 2 brochot/blessings, and hear the megillah read twice (once at night and once during the day) and to have the Purim Seduah (festive meal).
By purchasing Mishloach Manot from Hillel you are not only fulling one part of that Mitzvah BUT you’re also helping Hillel TMU raise vital funds to keep our programs going. Rooted in Purim’s two Jewish values of gift gifting and matanot l’evyonim (giving to those who need support), we believe this season is the best time to give back and support our community.
As student leaders of Hillel TMU, we feel it’s incredibly important to give back to an organization that has continued to support our mental health and well-being during the most challenging times.
Care packages similar to Mishloach Manot are one of the many examples of how Hillel TMU has supported and continues to support Jewish students on campus despite the many challenges we have faced over the last two years. Whether it was welcome swag for first-year students, a wellness kit to help get through exams, a “summer in the city” activities bag, or a freshly baked cookie, Hillel TMU has been there for its students, always meeting them where they’re at – literally and metaphorically.
Hillel TMU is our home away from home. Our Hillel space, the Loft, provides a warm and welcoming environment to take a break between classes or grab a snack. And for those of us who live downtown, Hillel TMU is the primary space for us to celebrate Jewish life away from our families.
With support from community members like you, we are proud to be able to foster a vibrant Jewish experience for fellow students and create opportunities to celebrate Jewish life at TMU.
In addition to, or in lieu of a Mishloach Manot, would you like to make a donation in support of Hillel TMU?
Thank you for supporting Hillel TMU!