As with the entirety of our calendar at present, Purim 2021/5781 festivities will be virtual. We will gather via Zoom (costumes encouraged!) on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30pm for participatory mad lib games, bring your own noisemakers and a reading of the Megillah in English or Hebrew. We are also inviting attendees to assemble and share their own Mitzvah bags for our less fortunate neighbors and our favorite hamantaschen recipes. Please contact the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about joining the celebration!
Purim is a day of feasting and rejoicing that the Jews of the ancient Persian Empire were saved from annihilation. According to the Book of Esther, Haman, the royal executive officer to King Ahasuerus, planned to kill all the Jews in the empire. 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 is now a day of feasting and rejoicing.