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PURIM

We’re getting ready for Purim which we’ll celebrate on Wednesday evening March 20, 2019. We’re thinking about our Superhero costumes and waiting to taste the Hamantaschen. Join us for “The Whole Megillah – Superhero Edition” our evening of Purim fun and Megillah reading -details below.

Megillat Esther, the Purim story, is a parody written to provoke laughter through exaggerated characters and ludicrous situations. Each year, we read the story with glee, make noise with our groggers, and laugh with relief when the villain is defeated. In an often-disturbing world, we maintain our strength and values by imagining happy endings.

We’ll also enjoy the community Purim carnival on Sunday March 17 at the JCC and gift one another Mishloah Manot – Purim Gift Bags. This year, in addition to sending and receiving gifts ourselves, our focus is on another Purim mitzvah. Giving gifts to the needy, Matanot L’Evyonim. Your contributions will enable us to support the needs of Congregation Beth El families who may require occasional assistance through our Hesed Fund, and the needs of Jews in San Diego through our Tikkun Fund, and the needs of families in Sha'ar HaNegev, the San Diego Jewish community’s sister city in Israel situated just kilometers away from the Gaza border.
 

We celebrate Purim with Megillah readings, dinner, and holiday fun for all ages. 
Join us for one or all of the chapters for this super festive evening. Costumes encouraged!
 
Chapter 1 I 5:45 pm 
Superhero Family Megillah reading and costume parade 
Stone Family Sanctuary
 
Chapter 2 I 6:30 pm
Esther’s Feast - Dinner buffet 
Jacobs Family Community Hall
 
Chapter 3 | 7:00 pm  
A Superhero Family Fun Festival with games and Purim silliness. 
Jacobs Family Community Hall
 
Chapter 4 I 7:30 pm  
Traditional Megillah reading and a live Purim Shpiel, written by Ali Viterbi.
Stone Family Sanctuary 
 
Chapter 5 I 8:30 pm  
Rabbi Shulman and Rabbi Avi invite you to a L’chaim in honor of Mordecai and Esther, the superheroes of the Purim story. Enjoy Purim treats, libations, and holiday merriment. 
Jacobs Family Community Hall
 
Dinner is offered at no charge, but please RSVP by March 15 so we can prepare for the feast.
Donations appreciated.

 
Thu, May 23 2019 18 Iyyar 5779