Celebrating Purim in Roanoke

Celebrating Purim in Roanoke

The night before our annual Latke-Hamantaschen Debate, a few students and Brett traveled together down to Beth Israel Synagogue in Roanoke. It was the night of Purim, and the entire congregation dressed up, including the Rabbi, who was Captain America. The W&L students organized a group costume as the “Dubyahenells,” a family straight out of a 50s sitcom (See picture below). The students were grateful for the opportunity to fulfill the commandment of hearing the Megillah read and for the hospitality of the synagogue. Afterwards, they enjoyed dinner together and a stop at the local frozen yogurt shop, Sweet Frog. The rabbi of the synagogue and board members are working on planning a few shabbats where students will travel down to Roanoke and join Beth Israel for dinner and services. We hope to continue the tradition of arranging a way for students to hear the megillah every year.

Sammy Rosier ’14

VP Shabbat and High Holidays

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