Rabbi Cahana reminds us that there is more to Purim than schpiels and silliness, and encourages donations in support of those impacted by the earthquake in Syria and Turkey; please give generously to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s humanitarian aid campaign.
Purim Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 4
Mini Mensches celebrate Purim with stories, songs, crafts, and a snack!
Sunday, March 5
Get your costumes ready and look forward to a day of games, fun, and prizes. Our celebration beings with a costume parade in the Main Sanctuary!
Schpielin’ In the Rain
Monday, March 6
In-Person and Online
The Purim story meets the musical theater classic… and your CBI clergy meet tap shoes!
JND Schpiel and Sip
Monday, March 6
Main Sanctuary and Bar TBD
In-Person ONLY; RSVP required
Enjoy the Schpiel with Jews Next Dor, CBI’s (and the greater Portland community’s) group for Jews in their 20s and 30s. After the show, the fun continues at an area bar. Click to RSVP, and vote for the bar of your choosing on our JND Facebook page.
Lunch and Laugh: What’s so Funny About Purim?
Tuesday, March 7
Purim is the most unusual holiday on the Jewish calendar. It is a time when everything is turned around and the joke is on us. What is behind this Jewish “Tospy Turvy day” and what does it have to do Groucho Marx, Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman?
We’re schpielin’ in the rain,
just schpielin’ in the rain,
what a glorious feeling,
we’re happy again!
You won’t want to miss this year’s Purim Schpiel–as they do every year, our talented clergy, staff, and volunteers retell the story of Esther (YAY!), Mordechai (YAY!), and Haman (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!). And this year, for the first time ever, there’s tap dancing!