Purim at BHBE!

Purim will be here soon (March 17th)!
Keep reading to see how you can participate in this wonderful holiday at BHBE!

Our theme this year is “Get Back!”
It’s difficult to believe it’s been 2 years since we’ve been together for a special event like this! Join us! Let’s Get Back together!

During Purim we celebrate mitzvot of Mishloah Manot (giving  to friends) and Matanot L’evyonim (giving to those in need).

Purchase Mishloach Manot!

In the Book of Esther we read: “Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the 14th day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and of sending portions to one another
(mishloach manot).”

From this historical event, our rabbis taught that one of the mitzvot of our joyous celebration is to send gifts of food to each other on the holiday of Purim.

You can participate in this mitzvah and BHBE fundraiser by contributing to BHBE’s Mishloach Manot program. Follow the link, below.

Regardless of your participation, everyone will receive a basket! Your contribution will mean your name will be included on your recipients’ lists. Your contribution will help support BHBE!

$10.00 for your first recipient
$3.50 for each subsequent recipient
For $500 you can be included on the list to the entire congregation
If you purchase the $500 option, you will receive 2 free tickets to the Purim Spiel!

You will be able to pick up your Mishloach Manot on March 15th and 16th at the BHBE office between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. Please reach out to us if you need us to find another time to meet you!


Please order by March 8th!

Please note: To use the online form to order Mishloah Manot you must log in to your BHBE account. If you have never logged into your BHBE account, set it up now! Use this link to register and create your account. Here you can view your account, update your contact information and much more! Going forward, more items will be available to you only after logging in so use this opportunity to set up your account! Coming soon once you log in – access to an electronic BHBE directory!

If you want to participate without creating an account, please contact our office and let us know the list of people you want to send Mishloach Manot to along with your desire to reciprocate to those sending to you that you didn’t include in your list.

Contribute to Matanot L’evyonim!
All donations will be passed along to the Ark!

The annual Purim Spiel is coming!
Saturday evening March 19th at 8pm!

($36 per person)

It’s been 2 years since we gathered together to watch the Spiel. “Get Back” is our theme this year to celebrate our return from COVID isolation. We will watch the recorded spiel together as a community on the big screen in the Men’s Club, Saturday March 19, doors open at 8:00pm. We’ll celebrate havdalah and then enjoy the show starting around 8:30pm. Is it funny this year? You know it is! Reservations are $36 per person which includes Purim treats. We’ll chat/debrief about the Spiel following the show. If you’re unable to join us, with a paid reservation you can receive a link to stream it. 2 free tickets to those who send Mishloach Manot to the entire congregation. Click below, or call BHBE at 847-256-1213 to register. Hope to see you on Saturday night March 19th!

Click here to see the Purim trailer!

Sunday, March 13th 7:30pm
A Case Study of the Women of the Megillah
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Sunday March 13, 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm, live in the sanctuary:
The Super Shushan Bowl, our BHBE Family Purim Celebration
! (Also streamed.) A family event, and the whole congregation is invited!  Come dressed in sports-themed costumes. Musical, dance, and theater performances by students in the Academy, greatest-hits excerpts of the Megillah, wacky commercials, costume contest, singing, hamentashen-to-go, and more! Bring a (kosher) box of mac and cheese to use as a grogger and then leave as a donation to the ARK!

Wednesday March 16, 2022, 7:30pm, live in the sanctuary:
The Sushan Games, our BHBE Congregational Megillah Reading!
(Also streamed.) All ages invited! Come dressed in sports-themed costumes. The full megillah, plus jugglers, a special sports announcer, megillah and greatest-sports moments projections, Kahoots and trivia games, photo station with props, hamentashen to go, and more! Bring a (kosher) box of mac and cheese to use as a grogger and then leave as a donation to the ARK!

(A full Megillah reading also takes place on Thursday morning, March 17, at 7am.)