The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism will celebrate Purim at a party on Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bedford Middle School.

There will be music, a play reading by Sunday school students acting out the story of Purim, carnival-style games and craft activities. A pot-luck lunch and hamantaschen-making (triangle-shaped pastries traditional for Purim) are also planned.

Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the Persian Empire from destruction by Haman. Esther is the heroine of the story, who saves the Jews.

When the story of Purim is told, listeners drown out the name of evil Haman with noisemakers. Participants should bring their own noisemakers, the congregation said.

Nonmembers interested in attending the party and learning more about the congregation should email or call 203-293-8867.

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