Dough recipe

Combine in order given

3 eggs

1 cup oil

1.5 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup orange juice or milk or coconut milk, soy milk, etc.

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 cups flour or enough flour to make a soft dough which is not sticky.


Let stand 15 minutes


Divide into 4 parts.  Add flour as needed.  Roll on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut into 2.5 inch circles.  Place filling in center.  Form triangles.  Brush with beaten egg (optional).  Bake on lightly greased pan at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes until lightly brown.


Filling options:  prune/lekvar butter, date spread, apple pie filling, cherry pie filling, all fruit jam (jellies with sugar leak all over the place) or anything you can think of.


The milk recipe works better with chocolate and peanut butter.  The OJ works best with fruit fillings (but just awful with chocolate).  Coconut milk tastes pretty good with just about everything.

Traditional Purim Cookies

[1] Says my bubbe.


TikTok Challenge

Step 1  Use this audio clip to create a dance.  Connect to the lyrics or just go freestyle. 


Step 2  Send it to RabbiLF@jjep.org by Feb 18


Step 3  We’ll send all the videos out for everyone, in true TikTok style, to record their own versions.   Let’s have some fun!

Chag Purim (2)

Chag gadol hu la y’hudim

Ma’asechot ra’ashanim

Z’mirot v’rikudim.

Purim Holiday

A great festival for the Jews!

Masks, groggers,

Songs and dancing!

חג פורים, חג פורים,

!חג גדול ליהודים

מסכות, רעשנים,

!שירים וריקודים


Mystery Mishloach Manot

A secret give-one-get-one mishloach manot event

Did you know…  There are four mitzvot during Purim.  Hear the megillah read, give money to the poor, have a special Purim meal and the ever fun, ever charming…


Mishloach Manot.  AKA Shalach Munes in Yiddish.

The idea is simple:  Give a basket of treats to friends to celebrate Purim.

Let’s have a J-JEP give one/get one mishloach manot fun!

And we’ll assign you a family to make a mishloach manot basket for.  We’ll assign someone to make and bring a basket to you. 



•All baskets must be delivered between February 25 and February 28. 

•Items need to be kosher with a hekhsher. Unprocessed or raw food (nuts, fruit, 100% juice, tea) do not need a hekhsher.

•If you have a kosher kitchen, feel free to bake your own hamantashen

•All items should be tree nut/peanut free

FAQ for our Secret Esther Baskets


What are they?  Giving Mishloach Manot is one of the mitzvot for Purim and a lot of fun.  Traditionally you give them to all your friends.  For our enjoyment, we’re doing a give-one, get-one.


What do I do?  You make a nice gift bag of treats.  It doesn’t have to be fancy, just some fun items.  It’s fun to ring the doorbell and say hello for a bit but it’s fine if you just leave your mishloach manot gift at the door.


Kosher?  As a joint Conservative and Reform religious school, we maintain certain kashrut standards.  Anything in your mishloach manot bags needs to be kosher.  Here is a list of the accepted kosher symbols.  Anything unprocessed does not need a kosher certification.  That would be things like plain tea, coffee, nuts, fruit or ingredients like flour or sugar.  If you have a kosher kitchen, you are welcome to bake treats for our mishloach manot.


I don’t want to cross a bridge?  No problem.  We’ll divide you up by zip code.

When?  Make your delivery between February 25-28.