Happy belated Purim! Wasn’t able to get out much, unfortunately, due to school, so I decided to show a more unique side to the local offerings for Purim. Photos include from Adas Israel’s Rose Ruth Freudberg Memorial Sisterhood Library, GatherTheJews, Washington Jewish Week, and The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. Hope you enjoy!
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Purim starts on Wednesday, a festive holiday of rejoicing, yet again, in the fact that we (the Jews) have survived an attempt at persecution. Though not as noticeable to the outside world as, say, Chanukah, it is definitely as fun—allowing people of all ages to dress up, eat special sweets, and wave noisemakers called groggers as the Megillah (book of Esther) is read out enthusiastically.
…but you don’t have to wait until the 14th of Adar to dress up as your favorite Biblical character (or maybe you do :P) Enjoy these local offerings of Purim-related festivities to get you in the mood!
Monday, March 5
Wednesday, March 7
B’nai Tzedek: Purim Young Family Service
Purim Wine and Cheesentaschen
Tifereth Israel: Purim Service, Skits, Costumes
AishDC Megillah Reading and Costume Party
Tikkun Leil Shabbat Purim Celebration
The Megillah Mash-Up
Bet Mishpachah: Purim Service and Celebration
Tikvat Israel Purim Celebration
Beth El: Megillah Madness