The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 begins on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther). Today Purim is marked by the reading of the Megillah, parties, exchanging of gifts, giving charity to the poor and festive meals.
You are welcome to join us as we celebrate this special day in the Jewish Calendar. For more information about Purim click here.