Costumes, Purim spiel, witty fun, Megillah reading, potluck dinner with hamentashen… what could be better?
Please join the AARC as we celebrate Purim this year with a participatory, family friendly, lay-led service on March 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Jewish Community Center. All ages are invited to join in the reading of the Megillah, reveling in their costumed attire, followed by a vegetarian, nut-free potluck and a ‘dinner theatre’ congregational Purim spiel. The fun and witty evening will conclude with Havdalah.
Purim’s theme of the difficulty in discerning good from evil is especially contemporary. Come celebrate the Jewish tradition of booing the Hamans of the world, and cheering the Esthers and Mordechais.
Purim celebration schedule
6:00 – 7:00 pm Megillah reading in Hebrew and English
7:00 – 8:30 pm Potluck with ‘dinner theatre’ Purim spiel
8:30 pm Havdalah
Join the fun!
Anyone who would like to have a specific role in the evening, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Debbie Zivan will be chanting parts of the service in Hebrew and there are many roles for English readers.
Interested in hosting a hamentaschen baking gathering? Let Clare know and she’ll put out a call for other bakers!
We are looking for musicians, old and young, who want to enliven the festivities. Again, get in touch with Dina if you have not already done so.
Looking for costume advice: Contact Nancy Meadow for the young and Rachel Baron Singer for the older set