Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King’s prime minister, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of the land from destruction. The reading of the megillah is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman’s name is read aloud.
Purim 2023 is on the way, with multiple ways to celebrate:
Carnival: Sunday, March 5, 2023 • 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Purim is a time for all ages to dress up in silly costumes, eat hamantaschen, and be merry! What better way to celebrate than to join the fun at our Purim Carnival in the Social Hall on March 5. It will feature games with prizes, a costume contest, face painting, yummy food, a fortune teller, balloon animals, a massage chair, and more! Stay tuned for pre-order food and game tickets.
Spiel: 80s Purim Prom!
Mark your calendars now for this fabulous event, in the sanctuary. This will be great fun for everyone, especially for the performers.
It’s been a while since we’ve had an in-person spiel and carnival! Here are some photos from the last one, in 2020: