Community Purim celebration today
“Kosher Israeli Buffet Dinner ” is Chabad’s creative twist to this year’s community Purim celebration, which will be held at the Chabad Jewish Center, 699 Summit Blvd in Frisco on today at 5 p.m. The event will feature an Israeli buffet with all the trimmings. In addition, the celebration will feature unique interactive activities and child-friendly reading of the biblical scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillah.
In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume, which will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. The event is a community-wide program, and all are welcome to join, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. There is no charge.
The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. It begins this year after sundown on March 19th and ends at nightfall on March 20th. The holiday commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in Ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” The name of the holiday, Purim, literally means “lots,” for Haman determined the day of the annihilation by drawing a lottery. It is observed by public readings of the Megillah, or Scroll of Esther, to recount the story of the Purim miracle, sending food gifts to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor and enjoying a festive Purim meal. For more on Purim’s history, observances and meaning, plus fun and other activities for the entire family, please visit http://www.jewishbreckenridge.com For more information on Purim festivities or on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact us at 970.476.7887 or email info@JewishBreckenridge.com or visit our website at http://www.JewishBreckenridge.com.
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