Get your costumes on and come celebrate Purim at Temple Israel.
The fun begins with games, singing, the telling of jokes, shaking of groggers and a costume parade during the Children’s Purim Party, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 15. All children – whether students in the Religious and Hebrew School or not -- parents, teachers and other interested adults are invited to get your costumes on and come make a ruckus to drown out Hamen’s name.
Then be sure to return in costume to raise a glass or two at the congregational Purim celebration that begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and havdallah to end Shabbat. A brief "not ready for prime time" ma'ariv service and the Megillat Esther reading will start at 6 p.m.
Volunteers who signed up to deliver misloach manot (gifts of food) to elders on Purim Day, Sunday, March 16, can pick up their containers on Saturday during the children's party, Kiddush lunch or the megillah reading.