Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King's prime minister, 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 the land from destruction.
Temple Anshe Sholom is well known for it's raucous musical purimshpiel each year. Our members collaborate on the creation of a script with rewritten song lyrics that follow a theme. In past years we have enjoyed Beatles Purim, Elvis Purim, Glee Purim, and Country and Western Purim, and this year we celebrated with PURIM RHAPSODY: Music of Queen and all things British! Check out our pictures in Media.
A Purimshpiel video to advertise our Glee Purim by our very own TAS Jew Crew: