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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation


Purim at NSTE

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (or Adar II). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot destroy the Jews as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).

During Purim, we let our hair down. We listen to the reading of the Megillah, dress up in fancy dress, eat hamantaschen and enjoy each other's company. The whole congregation joins in on the fun! 

For Purim in 2024 we had a night of "improv" (improvisational comedy) games for beginners and people of all agesm with much laughter. 

We also enjoyed:

  • The Purim mitzvah of matanot la’evyonim - "packaging parcels for people in need" (toiletries and notes of encouragement) for Jewish House residents
  • Multi-Lingual Megillah Medley 
  • Our NSTE Choir, singing Megillah Medley interludes
  • Hamantaschen and other triangle-shaped light fare


Tue, 28 May 2024 20 Iyar 5784