Purim

Dress up for Purim!

Come to our Megillah reading and Purim play! Then join us in the gym for the Purim Carnival! Check our calendar for the date and time. We have a great time at Purim. The kids wear costumes and participate in our costume contest. Adults in our congregation dress up as the Purim characters and entertain the kids by acting out the story of Purim.

Purim Carnival
The Temple Youth Group puts on a Purim Carnival with booths and competitions, prizes and a ride or two!

What is Purim?
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.