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Purim Schedule

PURIM HOLIDAY

Fast of Esther

Wednesday, March 20th

Dawn (Fast Begins)................................. 5:38 am

Sunrise......................................................... 7:00 am

Morning Service (Shahrit)...................... 7:15 am

 

Eve of Purim

Wednesday Evening, March 20th

Minhah (men wear tefillin)................... 6:30 pm

Sunset.......................................................... 7:08 pm

Arbit (Evening) Service.......................... 7:00 pm

Reading of Megillah................................ 7:15 pm

End of Fast............................................... 7:30 pm

Late Reading of Megillah...................... 9:00 pm

 

Purim Day

Thursday, March 21st

Shahrit Service........................................... 7:15 am

Morning Reading of Megillah.............. 8:00 am

Women’s  Megillah Reading................. 8:00 am

Late Morning Reading of Megillah.. 11:00 am

Purim Day Minhah & Arbit Services 6:30 pm

Sunset.......................................................... 7:09 pm

End of Day............................................... 7:31 pm

 

Purim Shushan

Friday, March 22nd

Morning (Shahrit) Service...................... 7:15 am

 

The Fast of Esther commemorates the day when the Jews of Persia donned sackcloth and ashes, went without food, and prayed that they be spared the massacre planned for them by Haman. Men don tefillin at the 6:45 service on Wednesday Evening.

Purim commemorates the day when, through the intervention of Mordecai and Queen Esther, the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped being victims of Haman's evil plot to exterminate them. Instead, "The Jews had light and gladness, joy and honor."

Purim Shushan, the day following Purim, was the actual day of celebration observed in Shushan, the capital of ancient Persia, and is the day Purim is observed in Jerusalem.

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Nineteenth Street Synagogue

The congregation's fourth synagogue was built on nineteenth Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.  

1860