Temple Isaiah knows how to celebrate Purim! On Wednesday, March 20, at 6:15pm, we will make merry with an amusing Purimspiel. This year’s theme “tba” details to come! Then it is time to grab your graggers as we drown out the name Hamen during our Purim Service.
Our Religious School hosts a festive Purim Carnival each year with the help of our Brotherhood and Sisterhood. We begin our morning in the sanctuary as our 10th grade Confirmation students perform a skit and our other students sing songs and have a costume parade. Then it is on to the social hall for our Purim Carnival. This year’s Carnival will be held on Sunday, March 17th. Students should bring $5 for food, games, and fun. Parents, grandparents, and siblings are welcome.
Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King’s prime minister, 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 the land from destruction. The reading of the megillah is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman’s name is read aloud.