Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim.

Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King’s prime minister, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan purim pearlman and briceis foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of the land from destruction. The reading of the Megillah is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman’s name is read aloud.

We invite you to our festive Purim Dinner and Service on Erev Purim at dinner at 6:00 p.m./service at 7:00 p.m.  Saturday, March 11, 2017. Our celebration includes an amazing themed dinner, complete with Hamantaschen; fun games,songs, and activities for the kids; followed by a service with an hilarious skit written by Rabbi Matt and the reading our Megillah, which was handmade by our Religious School students.

For more information about our Purim Dinner and Service, contact Kathy at klaws@cgoh.org or call the temple office at 518-374-8173. Also see our holiday calendar.


The public is invited to the Annual Purim Community Carnival on Sunday, March 12, 2017 (tentative.. please check the temple calendar to confirm) held at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Jewish Community Center of Schenectady on the Golub Family Campus, 2565 Balltown Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309. 

Come in costume and join the parade.  Day features entertainment, carnival games, Bouncy Bounce, holiday crafts, story telling and sign along, food, and more.

For more information and time schedule, please contact the SJCC at 518-377-8803.

This program is co-sponsored by our Religious School.