Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King's prime minister, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of the land from destruction. The reading of the megillah is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.
Purim begins on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
This year's shpiel theme is British Invasion!
Our "fun for all ages" celebration will begin at 5:00 pm. Austin Temple Teens will be hosting its annual Haman's Hot Dog Hangout. There will be fun and games followed up by a Purim Shpiel with reading of the Megillah at 6:30 pm.
RSVP for Haman's Hotdog Hangout- dinner & games by the youth group. $5/meal in advance, $8 at the door: https://www.tfaforms.com/4602931
8:30 pm - Adult Purim, “The Music of Tin Pan Alley: Jews in Popular Music”