North Shore Temple Emanuel
a Progressive Jewish Congregation
Our Livracha or "for a blessing” program continues with the Festival of Purim.
It is a time-honoured Purim tradition for children to have fun during the reading of the Megillah text, the Book of Esther. As part of NSTE’s Livracha (“For a Blessing”) program, we are collecting:
Items placed in our Livracha basket in the foyer will be donated to WEAVE Youth & Community Services, which works with disadvantaged and vulnerable people, including indigenous families in the City of Sydney and South Sydney areas.
The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).
During Purim, we listen to the reading of the Megillah, dress up in fancy dress, eat hamentaschen, and enjoy many laughs.