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  Purim 2019 at Congregation Shaare Emeth!

Congregation Shaare Emeth is excited to host Purim festivities for all ages!!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Religious School Begins

10:30 a.m. – Children’s Purim Schpiel

Enjoy a kid-friendly production, organized by Religious School and the clergy, which tells the story of Queen Esther, and why we celebrate the holiday of Purim!

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Purim Carnival! (wristband purchase information below)

  • Come in costume!!
  • Preschool games in the B’nai El Chapel
  • Surprise fun in the Kehillah Center
  • Food by MOSHE (Men of Shaare Emeth): cash, check, or credit card accepted
  • Participate in the mitzvah, “good deed”, of Mishloach Manot, “sending gifts”, by delivering a goody-bag from our Caring Committee to home-bound congregants

*Wristband Information*

Purchase a wristband at the door for all games for $15, or in advance for $13. Advance sales for the wristbands are available either in the front office or via the online form at the bottom of this webpage until noon on Friday, March 8

March 20, 2019

7:00 p.m. – Purim Schpiel

Join us on Erev Purim for another original production from Patrick Siler and the Not-So-Ready-for-Purim Players in “Name that Tune.” Yummy hamentashen will be provided after the schpiel!

Purchase Carnival Wristbands Below!

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PURIM Dates: March 20-21, 2019

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 “Purimschpiels” 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 (mishloachmanot) 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.

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