Purim falls this year at the very end of February, midweek following after Shabbat 360 on Feb 23rd, Purim begins on Wednesday night February 28th (that’s the night we’re having the big carnival) and goes into Thursday day March 1st.
This joyous Jewish holiday is celebrated by hearing the Megillah (Scroll of Esther) read both at night and during the day, sharing gifts of food with friends, giving charity to the needy, and enjoying a Purim meal. It’s customary to masquerade in costume (just as Esther’s identity and G-d’s hand were hidden throughout much of the story) and to eat yummy 3-cornered jam-filled pastries called Hamantaschen (that’s why we have our 3 Purim events in that shape – on left).
Wed 2/28: PURIM CARNIVAL
6:30pm Megillah Reading. Carnival runs from 7:30-9:30pm. All in the Campus Center Ballroom. We’re looking for all types of groups to run activity booths and there will be caricature artists, a big velcro wall, basketball and football tossing games, and more! No admission, no cost to do any of the booths and activities. Come in costume if you can, we’ll be having a masquerade in good Purim spirit!
Thurs 3/1: FESTIVE PURIM MEAL
As is traditional to have a festive Purim Meal, we will be reading daytime Megillah at 5pm (sharp) followed by a lively festive and delicious Purim meal at Shabbos House. Stay tuned for this year’s menu. Each year the Purim Meal is dedicated in memory of an alumni parent Linda Manheim obm, who passed away a few days before Purim 2001.
Friday 3/2: POST-PURIM SHABBAT
The joyous Purim spirit linger on into Shabbos! Shabbat dinner like always, but with a nice Purim twist… stay tuned for details. Dinner at Shabbos House 7pm.