Faith Factor | Youandamp;#8217;re invited to a Tahoe community-wide Purim celebration
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The public is invited to join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation (NTHC) and the Reno / Tahoe Jewish community for a Purim Party on Saturday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantis Ballroom in Reno, Nev.The party will include traditional Purim activities such as a costume contest for all ages with prizes, noise makers, and masks. Entertainment includes Israeli dancing and Middle Eastern music. Also included are craft booths, such as henna painting and traditional foods.Tickets are $18 per adult in advance or $25 at the door and $5 for students. Children under 13 are free. The price includes a traditional Middle Eastern buffet with Hamantaschen for dessert.For questions or RSVP, contact Pam Dickerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 650-906-4195.The event is hosted by the Reno/Tahoe Community Jewish Organizations including Temple Beth Or, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Sinai, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation and Temple Bat Yam. Special thanks to the Atlantis Resort andamp; Spa in Reno for partnering in this fun event.PurimPurim is a festive Jewish holiday and a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. Purim commemorates a major victory of the Jewish people over oppression in the ancient Persian Empire and is recounted in the story of Queen Ester. Under King Ahashuerus, Haman, the top advisor to the King, plots to exterminate all of the Jews in Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews from destruction. At Purim this story it recounted. The reading is punctuated by booing and noise-making when Hamanandamp;#8217;s name is spoken.Purim is celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of the Jewish month of Adar. In 2012 this is March 7 and 8 with celebrations continuing throughout the following week.Key observances during Purim include listening to the story of Purim, sending food and gifts to friends, giving charity to the poor and eating a festive meal. Other customs including dressing in costume, wearing masks and eating pastries called Hamantaschen. These cookies are shaped in triangles to resemble Hamanandamp;#8217;s hat.North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is located at 7000 Latone Ave. in Tahoe Vista. Visit http://www.tahoetemple.org or call 530-546-0895.
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