NEW YORK (Mar. 8)
Butman said that the Purim kits were distributed in elementary schools, high schools, colleges, army bases, hospitals, nursing homes and on the streets. Lubavitcher Hasidim even went “behind bars” to bring the Purim observances and holidays spirits to Jewish prisoners. Thousands of people also received Purim kits through the Mitzvah Mobiles or “tanks against assimilation.”
Bronstein reported that Megilloth in Hebrew and Russian were distributed to synagogues, Jewish centers, day schools, yeshivos, universities and organizations aiding recently arrived Soviet Jews. He said that many requests came in form private individuals requesting Megilloth in Russian for customers or neighbors.