Purim Service– March 6
On Monday, March 6, we will come together at SOJC to celebrate Purim!
As is our custom, we will have a festive reading of Megillat Esther,
and we'd be honored if you would participate!
Similar to how we celebrated Simchat Torah this past year, congregants are invited to read one verse from the Megillah. We will provide you with your verse in Hebrew and English, along with a recording of the verse in Hebrew. During the reading, you may choose to read your verse from your printed paper (with vowels and trop markings) or if you prefer, you can read your verse from the Megillah scroll.
If you have the capability to do so, we certainly encourage you to chant your verse in the original Hebrew. But if the language is a barrier for you, you can absolutely feel free to read the verse in whatever language is most comfortable (English, Spanish, Portuguese, etc). The bottom line is that we want you feel at ease so you can participate in a way that's most meaningful for you!
To sign up to read a verse, simply provide your name and email address in this form:
Hazzan Goldman will contact you by email in February with your preparation materials.
Here are the details for the Purim celebration:
Monday, March 6 at SOJC.
Arrive at 6:15. Megillah reading begins at 6:30.
We encourage you (adults and children) to come in costume and join in the Purim Parade after the Megillah reading!
Then join us after the reading for an ice-cream bar and hamantaschen!
Note that photography and video are permitted! So feel free to capture the moment and share the fun with family and friends!
With your participation, we're looking forward to a most festive celebration!