Purim -
Puring 2012

Pictured here are Loren Toplitz, Winston the Tzedakah Box, and Rabbi Matt. Purim 5772 (2012)

Celebrate Purim with Us

Our celebrations began with a reading from the Book of Esther. Many congregants participate, by dressing in costume and/or reading from the Book of Esther.

If the holiday (celebrated on the 14th of Adar) falls on a weekend, we usually have a carnival after services. If the holiday is on a weekday, as was the occasion this year, the carnival is during Sunday school. Watch this video for a sampling of the festivities.

This holiday is one of our most joyous of the year. Kids loved trying to drown out Haman's name with their groggers. Everyone cheered and whistled for Mordecai and Esther.

Of course, delicious Hamantashen were served after the reading.