Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther. This 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. The reading of the megillah is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman’s name is read aloud. Our Purim Carnival is always loads of fun with costumes, games and family fun for all ages.
THE CHESTER B. DIAMOND RELIGIOUS SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT :
Our learning community strives to create a caring atmosphere of friendship. Additionally, encouraging meaningful understanding and a dedicated commitment to Jewish life – in school and at home. The wonderful teaching faculty is diligent that all classroom experiences are valuable and nurture a positive Jewish identity. In addition, our goal is for each student to participate in enjoyable experiences that are part of Temple life, be exposed to and internalize our biblical stories, and to embrace Jewish culture as well as Reform ethical beliefs and values.