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                                        Purim 2021

Join us in fulfilling the four mitzvot (practices) of the festival.
Scroll down to see opportunities for each.

Thursday, February 25
via Zoom:

5:30 pm - Festive community dinner. Bring your own food and enjoy a festive meal together with others over Zoom!

Click here to register
(Zoom link will be sent to you in email confirmation) 

Thursday, February 25
via Zoom:

6:00 pm - Purim Game Show:
Shushan Squares!

6:30 pm - Megillah reading (short)

Click here to register
(Zoom link will be sent to you in email confirmation)

7:30 pm
Minyan and full Megillah reading
Use the regular minyan link here


Beth Abraham has a long and deep relationship with the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
Participate in our Purim campaign with them for Nashua Meals for Kids. $36 provides 16 meals for an elementary school.

Participate in the Mitzvah of “Mishlo’ach Manot” by sending a Purim basket to fellow congregants and friends.

All proceeds benefit TBA education and programs.

Click here to participate online in the Purim basket fundraiser

Click here for flyer and printable form

Engage With the Themes of Purim All Month

Click here for the text of the Megillah, the biblical book of Esther

Rabbi Jon's short videos delving into Purim -- each day a new one from now to Purim!

Learn, Discuss, Experience Together -- follow links for details

Study the Megillah With Noreen and Rabbi Jon (Zoom)
Thursdays, February 18 and 25 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

We will be focusing on the characters of Vashti and Esther, in the biblical text and midrash and modern commentary.

Lunch and Learn: Anti-Semitism and Jewish Power (Zoom)
Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 pm -- Talk by Rabbi Jon and Q&A

Anti-Semitism and how the Jewish community responds is at the heart of the Megillah. Learn how I am approaching these issues in our local community, as they manifest in both right-wing and left-wing political circles. What have been my experiences in our area? What spiritual perspective do I bring to this work?

Exploring Judaism Explores Purim and the Jewish Calendar
Tuesday, February 23 at 6:15 pm

We'll survey the story, themes and practices of Purim and relate this festival to the overall cycle of the Jewish year.

Shushan Drum Circle With Sharon Spivak (In-Person)
Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 am

A Drum Circle is made up of people who are spiritually energized by percussion. It’s as few as two and as many as can safely sit in a room right now. It is said that the drum is considered a powerful musical instrument since its sound creates a mesmerizing, spiritual and soul-awakening effect.

Read, Meditate, Learn on Your Own

Short (6-min) meditation from Laura Hegfield on joy

The Megillah Project is an amazing collection of more than 30 videos, each offering a unique perspective on The Book of Esther. From jewishLIVE, a platform of curated live and recorded opportunities for learning and engagement.

"Who Knows"
Sermon of Rabbi Jon's about the book of Esther as a paradigm for an uncertain world

"Getting Out of Our Masks"
Sermons from Rabbi Jon about the masks we wear in our lives, with a big assist from young adult TBA member Max Friedman!

Dr. Michal Guvrin:
"Seriously Laughing to Death:  Couples' Games and Masks in the Book of Esther"

"The Megillah and Rep. Omar"
Sermon of Rabbi Jon's from 2019 about anti-Semitism and Jewish power today

Mon, March 8 2021 24 Adar 5781