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 Ahashverosh, 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.

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Shalach Manot - Sponsored by Women's Connection

Purim is a time for sending heartfelt gift baskets of food, Shalach Manot, to friends and family.

Participation: $36 (twice Chai).
Contribute: Every member who donates $36 or more, as well as all Temple & Religious School staff, will receive a basket with a greeting card listing the names of all participants in the Shalach Manot initiative.
Pick-up: At Temple March 1 to March 5.
Donate: Gift baskets left at the end of the day on March 5 will be donated to a worthy cause.

All orders must be placed by February 23.

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Megillah Reading

Our Evening Purim Celebration

Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate a fun filled Purim including a special creative reading of the Purim Megilah and our Seltzer-Manischewitz Debate.
BYOB and BYOBOP (Bring your own Box of pasta to use as a grogger and donate to our food drive.)  A festive oneg will follow.

Purim Shpiel

Esther and the Beast

Sunday, March 4, 10:45 a.m.

Join our entire Religious School and special guests for a production of the shpiel “Esther and the Beast”  Come in costume!  Bring your own box of pasta to use as a grogger and donate to our food drive.

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Purim Carnival

At noon, following our Purim Shpiel (Esther and the Beast) come and enjoy our Purim Carnival!
Your child is welcome to dress 
in costume and then play games and win prizes, dance, and have a bite.

Refreshments, including hot dogs (beef and veggie), pretzels, and a few other treats are available throughout the afternoon for a nominal cost.


Celebrate Purim with us!

Megillah, Shpiel, Carnival - join us!  Click here for details.