Reading Esther’s Story

Sunday, March 24, 2024
6:00 PM

This day finds Palm Sunday and Purim overlapping. Both are recognized as days of delight and joy. Purim is the most fun-filled and exuberant of all Jewish holidays, celebrating the triumph of Jews over their arch-enemy in Persia, during the 5th Century BCE – Haman. After his death, a day of celebration was commemorated as a celebration of life and survival by all people – rich and poor alike. So began the custom of exchanging food and sweets with friends and relatives, as well as giving food and money to the poor.

As part of our service, we will read The Book of Esther and every time Haman’s name is read, we will make a great noise to drown out his name. Then after the service, as S.T.A.R. Family and Friends, we will enjoy Refreshments and Sharing Time Together.