A joint initiative of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization and Ohr Torah Stone’s “Yachad” Program will bring Megillah readings and Purim activities to over 500 locations throughout Israel this year.

As part of their mandate to make Jewish holidays and lifecycle events accessible to the traditional and secular community in Israel, Tzohar and Ohr Torah Stone have increased the number of locations where “Megilla BaKehilla” Purim celebrations will take place this year.

Bringing together Israeli Jews of all backgrounds and ages, the readings are scheduled to take place primarily in public spaces such as community centers or school gyms rather than synagogues, making the atmosphere as welcoming as possible for Jews of all walks of life.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.