Reading from the biblical scroll of Esther. (Photos courtesy of Ab Roher)

Congregation Beth Tikvah Celebrates Purim

Rabbi Weisblum and Harold Stern, members of CBT Band.

On Sunday, March 24 at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh, the festive Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated. After the reading of the Book of Esther scroll where everyone was in costume, a Purim Ball was held. Hebrew School children, adults and guests enjoyed live music provided by the CBT Band. Everyone enjoyed singing, dancing, holiday food, raffles, games, prizes, children Purim Parade and competition for best costume for the children.

CBT band entertaining guests.

The Meaning of Purim
Purim means “lots.” Like a lottery, which is not rational or predictable, Purim expresses that which is above nature and human understanding. In addition to the miracle of Jewish survival despite the efforts of our enemies, Purim celebrates G‑d’s intimate involvement in every aspect of this world.

—Submitted by Jo-Ann Hertzman

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