Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Only Zoom Purim Ever! (We hope!)

In Partnership With:

Adat ShalomBeth El Congregation
Congregation Beth ShalomRodef Shalom Congregation
Temple EmanuelTemple Ohav Shalom
Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation 


Event Overview

  • 5:45 PM – Live Entertainment
  • 6:15 PM – Ma’ariv/Evening Service
  • 6:30 PM – Full Megillah read from kosher scrolls
  • 7:30 PM – Video produced by Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation/Rodef Shalom, "The Wizard of Blogs"

Live Entertainment

Join us at 5:45 p.m. for an entertaining intro to Purim, featuring only the most talented rabbis in Western Pennsylvania.

MST3K Shushan Edition! Jewish leaders from across the ‘Burgh narrate a telling of the Purim story in a way sure to delight people of all ages.

Ma'ariv/Evening Service

Join us at 6:15 p.m. for the Ma'ariv evening service.

Full Megillah (read from kosher scrolls)

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for The Full Megillah, read from kosher scrolls of the book of Esther from various locations around the city.

PLUS: Songs! Shtik! GIFs!

Come in costume! Virtual prizes will be awarded for creativity and fabulousness!

BYOG (Bring Your Own Grogger!)

Video Conclusion

Join us at 7:30 p.m. Video Purim Shpiel: The Wizard of Blogs, produced by Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha and Rodef Shalom Congregation.

The text of the megillah and songs will be visible on-screen, but the ma’ariv service may require hard copy.  

If you’re wearing a costume and your video is turned on, we may spotlight you during the reading. If you would rather not be spotlighted, please turn your video off.

Megillah reading in collaboration with CDS will take place on Friday morning, 2/26 at 8:00 AM. Click HERE for more information.