Join the First Congregation Sons of Israel celebrates Purim beginning on Saturday, March 11 at 5 p.m. Visiting Rabbi Joel Fox will lead Minca, M’Ariv, and Havdalah services, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Rabbi Fox will also have a Megillah reading (Book of Esther.
Sunday, March 12 (first day of Purim) at 10a.m., Rabbi Fox will lead a Purim service followed by a brunch…wear your best Purim costume!! For more information or to RSVP, please call 904- 829-9532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Story of Purim
Nearly 2,000 years ago in Sushan, Persia, the King’s advisor, Haman, developed an evil plot to annihilate the Jewish people. Courageously, Queen Esther spoke out on behalf of her fellow Jews and saved them from destruction. They rejoiced at their survival, a custom which continues around the world today. Purim celebrations began in Florida in 1880 in Jacksonville, followed by Pensacola, Tallahassee and Key West.