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Purim Schedule

PURIM HOLIDAY

Fast of Esther

 

Thursday, February 25th 

Dawn (Fast Begins).....................5:14 am

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

Eve of Purim

Thursday, February 25th 

Minhah (men wear tefillin)...........5:30 pm

Arbit (Evening) Service.................5:45 pm

Reading of Megillah....................6:00 pm

       To sign up for this reading, click here. 

End of Fast..................................6:03 pm

Later Reading of Megillah*............8:00 pm

     * This reading is subject to signup - to sign up, click here. 

 

Purim Day

Friday, February 26th 

Morning Shahrit..........................7:15 am

Morning Megillah Reading...........7:45 am

Women's Megillah Reading..........9:00 am

Family-Friendly Megillah Reading...11:00 am

     To sign up for any of these readings, click here. 

 

Shabbat Candle Lighting.............5:26 pm

Sunset & End of Purim................5:44 pm

Friday Evening Services................5:30 pm

 

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 6:30 service on Monday 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.

Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

1834
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883