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Purim

ABOUT PURIM
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 fun affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud. Purim celebrates the Jews' escape from extinction in Persia. ​Purim 5782/2022 is March 16-17


2022 Purim Celebrations

Purim Spiel for the Congregation | Sunday, March 6 | 10 a.m. 
Join us in Olan Sanctuary to see this year's amazing spiel "Reality Bites the Megillah"
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Purim Carnival | Sunday, March 6 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
A celebration for the whole family with food trucks, ice cream and games galore!
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Adult Purim Party | Wednesday, March 16 | 7 p.m.
Come dressed in your best 90s gear and celebrate Purim with drinks, music and a megillah reading.
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Remember Our Neighbors | Social Justice 
Donate gently-used Purim costumes during the entirety of our celebrations, for Vogel Alcove so families can enjoy them later this year at Halloween.

For further information and questions about Purim 2022, contact Amy Hartley.


Purim Resources 

URJ Purim Homepage

An “Emoji” Translation of the book of Esther 

Purim 101

Jewish Women’s Archive – All about Esther in Midrash and Bible

PJ Library – Purim for Families