This is a most fun and joyous holiday! At the Shabbat service closest to Purim, we read Megillat Esther and make a ton of noise every time Haman's name is mentioned. Children and adults alike come to Temple dressed in costumes to go along with our annual theme. On the Sunday following this Shabbat Purim celebration, we host our annual Purim Carnival at JBSC with games, prizes, and lots of hamantashen!
On Friday, March 10, 2017, WHC families came to Temple to experience the Purim story through parodies of songs from popular films. The Jewish Oscar winners were revealed in a fun and festive service followed by an after party featuring cookie decorating, gourmet popcorn, and a performance by the cover band PreFab 4.