Purim in Belmont
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Thursday 12th March 2020

Belmont United Synagogue celebrated Purim this year with a visit from the JooDoo Drumming workshop, as well as dinner for the whole community.

The women of Belmont also gathered for a pre-Purim evening of culture, fun and discovery. Rebbetzen Lisa Levene introduced the character of Esther while participants enjoyed cheese and wine. Women of Worth (WOW) committee member Fiona Rose led an activity about being Queen for the day and who you would invite to your Purim Seudah.

Guest speaker Rebbetzen Ilana Epstein gave a talk about Megillat Esther in art.  She explained the themes in paintings depicting the story of Purim, ranging from 16th Century old masters such as Rubens and Michelangelo, to more recent examples by Minerva Teichert and Marc Chagall.

Judy Levenson said, “This enjoyable and fascinating evening set the scene for the reading of the Purim Megillah.”