Fast of Esther & Purim Schedule

Jun 11, 2023

Purim Celebrations at Solomon Schechter Day School

Welcome to Solomon Schechter Day School, a community deeply rooted in Jewish faith and beliefs. We are excited to share the detailed schedule and significance of the Fast of Esther and Purim, as celebrated at our school.

What is the Fast of Esther?

The Fast of Esther, also known as Ta'anit Esther, is observed in Jewish communities worldwide on the day before Purim. It commemorates the three-day fast observed by Queen Esther and the Jewish community of Shushan before she approached King Ahasuerus to save her people from Haman's evil decree to annihilate them.

Significance of the Fast of Esther

The Fast of Esther holds great significance within the Jewish community. It serves as a time of reflection, prayer, and penance. By abstaining from food and drink for a designated period, we connect with the struggles and determination of our ancestors, acknowledging the power of faith, unity, and courage in times of adversity.

Fasting Guidelines

Fasting begins at dawn and continues until nightfall on the day of the Fast of Esther. However, individuals with medical conditions or those unable to fast due to health reasons can consult with their rabbi or a healthcare professional for guidance. Fasting is a personal choice, and ensuring one's well-being is of utmost importance.

Purim Festivities at Solomon Schechter Day School

Purim is one of the most joyous and celebrated Jewish holidays, filled with excitement, costumes, delicious food, and charitable acts. At Solomon Schechter Day School, we wholeheartedly embrace the festive spirit of Purim, fostering a sense of community and togetherness among our students, families, and faculty.

Purim Schedule at Solomon Schechter Day School

Our Purim festivities will be held on the following dates:

Day 1: Reading of the Megillah

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  • Description: Join us as we gather for the traditional reading of the Megillah, the Book of Esther, which recounts the heroic acts and triumph of Queen Esther and Mordechai in saving the Jewish people from Haman's wicked plans.

Day 2: Purim Carnival

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  • Description: Our Purim Carnival promises an exciting day filled with games, rides, entertainment, and delectable treats. Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a day of laughter, joy, and celebration.

Day 3: Mishloach Manot - Sharing Gifts

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  • Description: On this day, we encourage our students and families to engage in the beautiful tradition of Mishloach Manot, the act of sending food and gifts to friends, family, and those in need. Together, we can spread love, kindness, and happiness within our community.

Join the Solomon Schechter Day School Community

At Solomon Schechter Day School, we welcome individuals and families to join our vibrant and inclusive community. Our commitment to nurturing Jewish values, education, and traditions allows us to create an enriching and meaningful experience for all.

By participating in our Fast of Esther and Purim celebrations, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from knowledgeable teachers, and create lifelong memories with your loved ones.

Discover the joy of celebrating Purim and the Fast of Esther with Solomon Schechter Day School, where our faith and beliefs come alive in a supportive and engaging environment.

Edwin Lombaida
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Nov 8, 2023