Celebrating Purim

Purim is a highlight of the year at Knesset Israel.

For weeks before the celebration, volunteers gather in the KI kitchen to bake thousands and thousands of hamantashen, available for purchase to send as gifts the week of Purim, to observe the tradition of mishloach manot, or just to eat and enjoy. Baking days are Sunday morning and Thursday evening - you may contact the synagogue office for more information and/or to participate.

Celebrate the holiday in style with our annual Purim Concert. This year the KI Band has adopted the musical costume of the 1980's and improved the hits of the era by changing their lyrics to talk about the Purim story - Saturday March 9, 7:30 p.m. You may pay at the door.

Knesset Israel supports the Purim Carnival at our neighbor, Temple Anshe Amunim - Wednesday, March 13, 5 p.m. Children are welcome for an afternoon of Purim-themed fun and games.

The annual Pittsfield megillah reading will take place on Wednesday, March 20, at Knesset Israel and in cooperation with Temple Anshe Amunim. We'll serve a free family-friendly dinner at 5:30, then chant the story of the holiday from the scroll around 6:15. It's light, fun, family-friendly, maybe even a little silly. Please come in costume!