You don't want to miss Purim celebrations at Berith Sholom!  

Join us for Purim 2018 (5778)

Activities and megillah readings for all ages,little kids to elders,

11am-noon during TJCRS on Sunday, March 4, 2018

followed by (what else?)  hamentaschen!


Erev Purim is Wednesday night, February 28, and there are megillah readings at various synagogues around the Capital District that evening and Thursday morning.  

Purim;(Hebrew: פּוּרִים)is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Persian Empire. According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal executive officer to King Ahasuerus planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin and adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.