Get Ready for Purim!

To the Temple Emeth Family, 

Purim is less than two weeks away, and Temple Emeth is gearing up to make it a fabulous celebration for everyone. Please mark your calendar to participate in as many of the following events as you can. 

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Purim is also a great way to invite new people to experience the energy and spirit of Temple Emeth, so bring a friend!

--Rabbi Sirbu and Cantor Tilem

Shalach Manot Packing - Thursday, February 22 from 1:00 to 5:00

Join us to pack the Shalach Manot packages on Thursday afternoon, February 22! Come any time between 1:00-5:00 and stay as long as you can. Older children and teens who are collecting community service credits are especially welcome (and younger ones with parents). This is always a fun and congenial event, and is an especially lovely way for new members to meet people.   

Purimspiel2017Purim-spiel - Friday, February 23 following Shabbat services at 8:00 p.m.
Our enthusiastic cast will retell the Purim story using a James Bond theme. The wicket Haman gets a "License to Kill," but in the end it is Esther and Mordecai who "Live and Let Die." Be sure to invite a friend; this production is not "For Your Eyes Only."

Adult Education: "The Secret Megillah," taught by Rabbi Sirbu - Sunday, February 25 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

The Scroll of Esther has been "sanitized" to make it appropriate for young children at Purim. But the book has drinking, sex and abundant violence that are not found in the kid-friendly version. Rabbi Sirbu will lead a text study on what is missing from the abridged edition, why the original author put it in, and what goals we serve by taking it out. All are welcome, but Religious School parents are especially encouraged to attend this special session, which will dismiss as our Purim Carnival begins. Bagels will be served.

Purim Carnival - Sunday, February 25 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

After an hour our Religious School students will be dismissed into the Social Hall for the Purim Carnival, led this year by the teens of ETC Mitzvah. Kids get to play games and win prizes. Everyone can be part of the Purim spirit.

PurimEtzChayim2017Purim Service and Megilah Reading - Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Don your costume, grab your grogger and join us to hear how brave Queen Esther defeats the wicked... what's his name again? Etz Chayim will sing at the service. The theme of the service is a secret, but even sitting in the Sanctuary, you will feel like you are in a galaxy far, far away.