13 Adar II 5784 to 14 Adar II 5784

Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.

Torah Portion


Leviticus 1:1−5:26
13 Adar II 5784
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 [historic: I Samuel 15:2-34]
Shabbat Zachor

The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2


A Taste of Judaism® - Temple Beth El, Muncie, IN

14 Adar II 5784
525 W Jackson St , Muncie, IN 47305-1518
This is an in-person event

Join Rabbi Yakutis in-person at Temple Beth El for a 3-session series, designed for “beginners” from any religious background, no previous knowledge of Judaism is required.

Torah Portion


Leviticus 6:1−8:36
20 Adar II 5784
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36 [historic: Ezekiel 36:16-38]
Shabbat Parah

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2


A Taste of Judaism® - Temple Israel, Boston, MA

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23 Adar II 5784 to 9 Nisan 5784
477 Longwood Ave. , Boston, MA 02215
This is a virtual event

Explore traditional and modern Jewish sources in an accessible setting. Join us and discuss the ways Judaism can resonate in our daily lives. 

A Taste of Judaism is a 3-part online class that is free and open to all, including interfaith couples, those with Jewish family heritage, and the simply...