Purim events at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills to take place March 8 and 10
The festive Jewish holiday of Purim will be celebrated at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills this year with two special events in March.
On Sunday, March 8th, the synagogue’s Rabbi Weistrop Religious School will sponsor its Annual Purim Carnival from 11:00 – 12:30 at the synagogue at 18 Shoolman Way in Milton. The Purim Carnival will feature games, booths, prizes, raffles, food and fun for all ages, and prizes for costumes. It is open to the entire community with free admission, and tickets for booths and snacks will be available for purchase (costumed children and adults get extra tickets!). Everyone is welcome, especially costumed children, who can participate in the costume parade and win prizes.
On Tuesday evening, March 10th, the synagogue will hold a Community Purim Celebration & Passover Wine Tasting. For school-age children pre-K – 7th grade, there will be Purim educational activities starting at 4:15 p.m., followed by a light dairy dinner from 5:30-5:50 p.m. Adults may enjoy tasty hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and Passover wine tasting from 5:45–6:15 p.m., all free. RSVP’s are appreciated from those in the wider community by Friday, March 6th.
The entire congregation will join together at 5:50 – 6:45 for the Megillah reading, songs and a costume parade, followed by Hamantashen for all and more wine tasting! The public is invited and costumes are encouraged for everyone.
The Megillah mentioned above tells the Purim story of Esther and her uncle Mordecai, who saved their Jewish brethren in ancient Shushan from the evil designs of the wicked Haman. Children and adults wear costumes and listen carefully to the Hebrew text so they can use noisemakers to drown out the name of Haman every time it is uttered.
Cong. Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills conducts a full schedule of religious, cultural, educational and social events and services throughout the year. It also operates a religious school for Jewish children of all grade levels. It is located at 18 Shoolman Way (off Lodge Street) in Milton. There is limited parking at the synagogue, with overflow parking on nearby Pleasant Street. There is no parking allowed on Lodge or Maitland Streets.