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A unique, interactive event specifically for women to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at the Fuller Craft Museum (455 Oak Street) in Brockton.
Purim is a joyous, fun holiday that commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. The story of Purim will be re-told through a lively, participatory performance by acclaimed theatre artist Jon Adam Ross and performer Shira Kline.
The event, which is sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, begins with a cocktail/martini dessert reception at 7:30pm, followed by the performance at 8:15pm. Participants are encouraged to bring an accessory (jewelry, scarf, etc.) to donate to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, business attire, and career development services to low-income women.
The event is co-sponsored by Ahavath Torah Congregation (Stoughton), Congregation Sha’aray Shalom (Hingham), Hebrew College, Mayyim Hayyim, Temple Beth Abraham (Canton), Temple Beth Am (Randolph), Temple Beth David (Canton), Temple Beth Emunah (Brockton), Temple Chayai Shalom (Easton), Temple Israel (Sharon), Temple Kol Tikvah (Sharon), Temple Shaare Tefilah (Norwood), Temple Sinai (Sharon), and the Sharon-Stoughton and Brockton-Taunton chapters of Hadassah.
Cost is $18. Register by March 1 at www.jccgb.org/southareapurim or contact 617-558-6478 or email@example.com.