Brief & Goofy Maariv Service Followed by an International Megillah Reading & Purim Shpiel
7 pm, Wednesday, March 23
We’ll first gather in Emanuel’s Sanctuary for the story of Esther, Mordechai and Haman with our annual megillah reading, so bring those groggers and noisemakers!
Then, we’ll have our annual Purim shpiel, “Knee-Jerk Redaction; Or, Fifty Shades of Divrei,” a dramatization of Torah scenes that have long been thought lost to the ages…until now. If you’ve ever wondered what Noah’s neighbors thought about his ark, or how Moses’ wife planned the first Passover during a wave of pestilence, please join us!
Do you make the best hamantashen hands down? Then put your batter where your boast is! Whether it’s a traditional family recipe or one you found on Pintrest, bake a batch and bring it to the "Or Chadash Hamentashen Throw Down" on Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm. Everyone will have a chance to cast their votes for their favorite, Chicago style - so you can vote as often as you’d like! Voting tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The baker that brings in the most votes will be crowned "Grand Kitchen Maven". All proceeds will be used towards our next Night Ministry social action event.
We need volunteers for the shpiel; if you would like to take part, please contact Matt Simonette through firstname.lastname@example.org.