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OUR TEMPLE-WIDE PURIM CELEBRATION

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 2021 events:
 

Rabbi Aaron's Purim Puppet Show

Sunday, February 21 | 10:45 a.m.

Rabbi Aaron's Purim Puppet Show! a king, a queen, good guys, and bad guys. Heroes and bravery - come join the fun! Please RSVP to receive a zoom link.

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Hamantashen Bake with Dr. Tamar Andrews

Friday, February 26 | 12:00 p.m.

Join Tamar and your Isaiah community on Purim day to create Hamantashen, our traditional Purim cookie with a variety of fillings!

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Wacky Shabbat Service with Clergy Via Livestream

Friday, February 26 | 6:15 p.m.

Celebrate Purim with a fun and wacky Shabbat service involving our clergy team and song leader Danny - who knows what magic & whimsy await?

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Join us for virtual Shabbat | Mishkan Tfilah-Shabbat Prayer Book
 

Purim Megillah Reading

Friday, February 26 | 7:15 p.m. - Following Shabbat Services

Following Shabbat Services on Friday, February 26 join the Isaiah community for a festive Megillah reading via Zoom complete with groggers, boos for Haman & costumes galore. Featuring performances by congregants of all ages! Our megillah reading will start at 7:15pm.

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Who's Hiding Now? Purim Celebration with the Braid and Temple Isaiah

Saturday, February 27 | 8:00 p.m.

Experience funny, moving, thought-provoking contemporary stories from The Braid (formerly Jewish Women's Theatre) that explore our identity and lives through the disguises we wear, all interwoven with words of inspiration and beautiful music from the Temple Isaiah clergy. Tickets are free for Temple Isaiah members - $18 for non-members.

Isaiah Congregant TICKETS ONLY
NON-MEMBERS PURCHASE TICKETS Here
 

Purim Show and Music for K-12 and Preschool Families

Sunday, February 28 | 9:30 a.m.

Join our talented Isaiah teens/tweens and song leader Danny for an entertaining and musical retelling of the Purim story.

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Anti-Semitism in Disney and Pop Culture

Tuesday, March 2 | 7:00 p.m.

Following our Purim weekend and our booing of Haman, we will explore the anti-Semitic tropes found in Disney, Barbie, Harry Potter and other beloved cinema that shapes our culture. We will look at how we have come to expect deceiving, conniving, power-hungry villains who use dark magic on children to have stereotypically Ashkenazic Jewish appearances. An interactive learning with Rabbi Zoe. (Don’t worry, it is still okay to love these shows!)

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