Purim

Beit Haverim Purim Carnival

GET YOUR PURIM ON with our family friendly Purim celebration including a carnival, delicious food (hamentaschen!), and an intergenerational telling of the Purim story with students from our Religious School. Parents, friends and guests are welcome. There will be a costume parade, cake walk, silly songs and fabulous prizes. Everyone is welcome. Come help us celebrate the Feast of Esther and don’t forget to wear your costume! Check our calendar for this year’s dates.

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.