With celebrations including costumes, skits and songs, noisemakers, and gifts of food, Purim is definitely full of fun!
The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king’s adviser, 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 Persia from destruction. The significance of Purim lies not so much in how it began, but in what it has become: a thankful and joyous affirmation of Jewish survival.
Princess Bride Megillah Reading & Shpiel
Monday, March 6 at 7:00 pm, at MLRT
This is the shpiel for one and all- there’s action, adventure, and romance! You know the characters, now see them come alive like never before as we tell the remarkable story of Queen Esther, her uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus, and the wicked Haman (to name a few). Sing songs with the choir and your night will be complete!
Purim Pizza Party
Friday, March 3 at 6:00 pm
We will be kicking off the Purim holiday with a fun Purim Shpiel at Family Shabbat Services. Come early for pizza, salad, and of course, hamentaschen! RSVP to Zoe Levy.
Celebrate Purim with your MLRT ECE & Religious School family!
Sunday, March 5
We are so excited to be back and better than ever with our Annual Purim Carnival filled with games, activities, prizes, and so much more!
ECE Families: 9:00 – 10:00 am or 10:00 – 11:00 am
Religious School Families: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Shalact Manot deadline has passed but we are still looking for volunteers to help with packing and delivery; please contact Lisa Greenblatt.