Purim is a time for feasting, merry-making and drinking until we cannot tell friend from foe. We read the Megillah (the Book of Esther), dress in costumes, perform funny "Purim schpiels" telling the story of how Esther saved the Jewish people from annihilation, and shake gragers to drown out Haman's name. We also send baskets of food (mishloach manot) to friends and give gifts to the poor (matanot l'evyonim).
Learn more about Purim at www.reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/purim, including a history, recipes, crafts, and customs and rituals including hamantaschen recipes, Purim gift basket ideas, and directions for making a grager with the kids.
In lieu of personal gifts, the bride and groom have requested that all gifts go to benefit New Americans through the International Institute of St. Louis. Please bring one or more of the following:
Join Rabbi Goldstein in exploring the actual "R-rated" story of Purim and its wisdom for our world today. No reservations required. 9-9:30 a.m. Bagels and Coffee, 9:30-11 a.m. Program
For the little ones, join us for our Purim Party for Pint-sized People, featuring a Purim play, parade and phun-philled activities. Come in Costume!
This year due to construction Shaare Emeth is unable to host our annual Purim carnival. Many of our fellow Reform Congregations are hosting Purim Carnivals on Sunday, March 5, including Temple Israel and United Hebrew.
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