@ Chabad Cambodia
March 20-21, 2019
Message from the Rabbi

Purim is coming! It will start on Wednesday evening, March 20 through Thursday, March 21st.

Purim is a fun for all holiday, just like the decree was not so fun for all. At the time of Purim, Jews weren't so well behaved religiously. They forgot that G‑d protects them which was the cause for the decree. The miracle of Purim is so meaningful, because it shows us that even on such time, when our relationship with G‑d isn't that great, he still will turn the world over to bring salvation upon us!

There are a few things we would like to tell you about the holiday. Thanks for taking the time to read it. We are well aware of the challenge of a Jewish holiday falling on a day of work and have made some changes in our schedule in order to accommodate everybody!

Rabbi Bentzion & Mashie Butman

Purim Party - Purim in the air

Come join us in the Purim spirit!


Thursday, March 21. kids program at 4:00. Adults are invited for 5:00.

The theme of this year's Purim Party is Purim in the Air. Wait to see how our ballroom will get dressed like. If you can dress in this theme it will be great but you know you are welcome in any way you would like. Don't forget, all kinds of people can be air passengers :)

  • Details:
  • Megillah reading
  • Mishloach Manot & Matanot Laevyonim 
  • Dress up
  • Music
  • Full meal
  • Friends
  • Lechaim!
MegiLlah Readings

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

This year we will also have Megilah reading in other towns!
Kampot: 11:10 am at the sport field near Dorian roundabout.
Siem Reap: 12:00 pm at Cheanthata Suites Hotel.
Koh Rong: 12:35 pm Koh Rong Hill Resort. 

Wednesday – March 20th
7:00 pm - Arvit and Megila reading
9:00 pm - Lechaim and Music! Megila will be read again for those who didn't hear it yet.
Thursday – March 21st

8:15 am - Shachrit & Megila.
4:00 pm - Kids Program
5:00 pm - Grand Purim Party

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 21st.

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 the above cause), and we will distribute it to 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 21st, 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.

Chabad Cambodia will try to enable every Jew in the country to celebrate the holiday. While Jews of Phnom Penh are more than welcome to join our party, we will also be sending Mishloach Manot to Jews who live outside Phnom Penh! If you (know of Jews who) live outside Phnom Penh, please provide us with the name, city and phone number you/they can be reached on Tuesday, Monday March 18th. Thank you!

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