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Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading
March 9: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Congregation B’nai Israel in Emerson will present its annual Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading, directed by Cantor Lenny Mandel. This year’s all-new shpiel will be narrated by “Beatles” John, Paul, George, and Ringo, who will played by various Hebrew school students, and will include original song parodies and up-to-date dialogue to tell the story of the Purim holiday in a fun and unique way. All are encouraged to come in costume (or at least a crazy hat) and will experience the jokes, silliness, and sing-alongs that are traditional for the holiday. Rabbi Debra Orenstein will chant selections from the Book of Esther in Hebrew and English, eliciting boos (and the clamor of noisemakers) for Haman and cheers for Mordecai and Esther. All are welcome at this family-friendly event. Hamantaschen and other refreshments will be served.