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Purim: Honoring the story of Esther and Mordecai | Immanuel Tours 

 

PURIM'S ORIGINS

With celebrations including costumes, skits and songs, noisemakers, and gifts of food, Purim is definitely full of fun! Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat 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 reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.

Purim is an unusual holiday in many respects. First, Esther is the only biblical book in which God is not mentioned. Second, Purim, like Hanukkah, is viewed as a minor festival according to Jewish custom, but has been elevated to a major holiday as a result of the Jewish historical experience. Over the centuries, Haman has come to symbolize every anti-Semite in every land where Jews were oppressed. 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.

CELEBRATING PURIM 2022 AT BETH EMETH:
Purim begins on the evening of March 16th and ends at sundown, March 17th.  
This year our theme for Purim is
"CELEBRATING EVERYDAY HEROES!" In the spirit of that theme, we are:


EINHORN CENTER & THE CBE SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTE ARE TEAMING UP TO GIVE MISHLOACH MANOT (GIFT BASKETS) TO LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, HOSPITAL WORKERS, TEACHERS, STAFF AT AGING FACILITIES AND MORE!
Want to contribute?  Bring gift items to temple no later than March 20th.  CLICK HERE to learn more about what to donate.  Questions?  Contact Manya

  
MISHLOACH MANOT BAG EXCHANGE - A fun way to celebrate Purim with       your CBE Family!
  Please Register No Later Than Wednesday, March 9th

  CLICK HERE for more info;  CLICK HERE to register   Questions?  Contact Deb Sokoler

 

 

 

HAMENTASHEN MAKING WORKSHOP with CANTOR KOHN & DEB SOKOLER  
 In Person & via Zoom   - CLICK HERE to join via zoom
 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th at Noon
                                        


  MEGILAH READING VIA LIVE STREAM
  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th AT 5:15 PM 

  Join us via Live Stream on the CBE web site.  Questions? Contact Deb Sokoler 

 

  PURIM SPIEL & TAKE OUT LUNCH 
  SUNDAY, MARCH 20th at 10:15 AM
 
Families with pre-schoolers --> Grade 6, please join us dressed as your favorite "Everyday Hero" and enjoy our Purim Spiel followed by a Costume Parade & fun with Seano who will provide us with a Happy Purim Performance & Interactive Workshop.  Free take away hot dog or veggie burger lunch will be provided by Brotherhood though we ask that you register beforehand - register no later than March 17. CLICK HERE to register.  Our Purim Spiel will also be Live Streamed.
Questions? Contact Deb Sokoler

 

 

 

 

 

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