According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal advisor to King Ahasuerus, planned to rid the empire of all the Jews. His plans were thwarted by Mordecai and his cousin/adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.
At Temple Isaiah, we are known for our innovative and joyous Purim celebrations. Purim is an essential part of our congregation’s yearly cycle. Our performances and carnivals reflect the spirit of inclusivity because they are interactive and engaging for every generation.
Purim is celebrated with costumes and the telling of the story (found in the megillah Ester). This year we invited you to “A Beautiful Day in Shushan Neighborhood” with Mr. Rogers, Daniel Tiger, our teen singers, pop-up choir and very special guests. Get to know our characters here
Join Temple Isaiah clergy and preschool staff for a cozy and cuddly megillah reading followed by hot chocolate, milk and hamentaschen. Come in your favorite Pajamas (adults too), and we'll send you home ready for dreams about Esther and Mordechai.
For families with children ages 0-5
Congratulations to Cantorial Soloist, Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen,
Song Leader Danny Rubenstein, and TI member; producer, Bill Weinman,
whose video “Megillah” has been viewed NOW 132K Views on FB and
2K Views on YouTube