The 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.”
Purim this year will be held this Saturday night and Sunday March 19 and 20, 2011.
Click here for general information about Purim and the laws and customs.
East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation will be holding a Purim Boat Party on the Yarra and Docklands on Sunday 20 March. Places are filling fast so RSVP today! Click here for more information.
Melbourne Hebrew Congregation will be reading the Megillah at 9:00pm on Saturday night 19 March. They will also be holding a Purim in Africa Party on Sunday 20 March. Click here for more information.