Purim in Hawaii Comes to Jackson

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March 12 Purim celebration to feature Exotic Bird Show

Take in the gorgeous views and enjoy tropical drinks while masquerading in Hawaiian attire at this year’s Purim celebration. “Purim in Hawaii” is Chabad of Jackson’s creative twist to this year’s community celebration of Purim, the holiday commemorating the Jewish people’s salvation in Persia of old. The festivities will be held at The Hall at Jackson Crossing, 21 S. Hope Chapel Road on March 12 featuring an Exotic Bird Show.

Billed as the most joyous date on the Jewish calendar, the daylong holiday commemorates the nullification in 356 B.C.E. of a Persian decree calling for the extermination of the Jewish people throughout the Persian Empire as told in the biblical Book of Esther. Chabad’s original spin on this age-old holiday will help bring the spirit of Purim to Jackson this year.

“Purim in Hawaii will combine ancient Jewish traditions with a modern twist,” said Rabbi Shmuel Naparstek, Director of Chabad in Jackson. “We focus on doing interesting and innovative programs that will maximize the enjoyment for young and old alike, yet still keeping with the holiday theme”.

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The event is a community-wide program, and all are welcome to join, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. Participants will enjoy an Hawaiian Style Buffet Dinner.
In addition, the celebration will feature an exotic bird show and an interactive reading of the Book of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillah.

The event is focused primarily on spirit, fun, and tradition. Adults and children alike are sure to have a great time!

In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume.

For more information, or to RSVP please contact Chabad at 732-523-5112 or log on to www.chabadofjackson.com/purim.

Purim in Hawaii
Rabbi Shmuel Naparstek
Chabad of Jackson

Event Recap:

What: Purim in Hawaii
Where: Hall at Jackson Crossing, 21 S. Hope Chapel Road
When: March 12th, 5:30pm
Cost: $18 Adult, $12 Child

What is the holiday of Purim?
The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. It begins this year after sundown on March 11 and ends at nightfall on March 12. The holiday 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.” It is observed by public readings of the Megillah, or Scroll of Esther, to recount the story of the Purim miracle, sending food gifts to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor and enjoying a festive Purim meal.

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For more information on Purim festivities or on the holiday of Purim and its observances, contact Chabad of Jackson at 732-523-5112, email info@chabadofjackson.com or visit our website at www.chabadofjackson.com.

About the Sponsoring Organization
Chabad of Jackson offers Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations. For more information, contact Chabad of Jackson at 732-523-5112 or visit online at www.chabadofjackson.com.

Submitted by Shmuel Naparstek