March 3, 2023
Palm Beach synagogues plan Purim celebrations

By Andrew J. Davis (Palm Beach Daily News)

Synagogues throughout the island will be celebrating Purim in grand style.

The holiday commemorates the saving of the Jewish people by Esther from Haman, an official of the Achaemenid Empire who was planning to have all of Persia’s Jewish subjects killed. The story is recounted in the biblical Book of Esther.

The holiday runs Monday night through Tuesday night.

New Synagogue

For families with toddlers, the synagogue will hold a Purim celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Rhythm & Hues, 5016 S. Dixie Highway. Register at There is no registration fee.

At 6 p.m. Sunday via Zoom, there will be a one-hour live discussion with rabbinic intern Yehuda Goldberg from Yeshiva University. His talk will address ”the Jewish character of the state of Israel within a broader religious and political context.” There is no registration fee.

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