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Good Morning, Neighbors!
I hope you stayed safe and warm with the snow yesterday. Get ready for what I’m about to tell you, though: it’s March today. I know, crazy, right? But it’s true. The shortest month is over, and spring is mere weeks away.
To celebrate the turn of March, the library is holding a Minute Madness tournament, where we will be competing against other libraries in the area to see who can read or listen to the most minutes of books this month. Readers of all ages can participate by logging minutes how long you read or listen to books each day! So crack your knuckles, put on your sweatband, and start logging your March reading minutes here!
In celebration of another big day, Temple Shalom Emeth will be hosting a Purim Shpiel and Carnival this Sunday, March 5, from 10:30-Noon and handing out Purim gift bags to children in attendance.
From Rabbi Susan Abramson,
Purim is the most fun holiday in the Jewish calendar. We celebrate the Jews' defeat of their oppressors in ancient Persia. We read the Book of Esther, which tells the story of how the brave Queen Esther, together with her cousin Mordecai, were able to defeat the evil Haman who had passed a law to kill all the Jews in the kingdom. The name Purim comes from the word Pur, which means lot. Haman drew lots to decide which day the Jews should be destroyed. In honor of this victory, the Book of Esther tells us we must celebrate every year on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar. Part of this celebration is giving gifts of food to each other (kind of a reverse Halloween), giving donations to charity, and having a big party.
Purim bags (mishloach manot in Hebrew) is one of the biggest Purim traditions, along with dressing up in costume and reading the Purim story in a funny way. We also have an annual carnival with games, hamantaschen cookies and more.
Please email Rabbi Abramson if you’re interested in getting a gift bag!
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
10:30 AM and 11:30 AM - Toddler and Preschool Storytime at the library
2:45-3:50 - Homework Club by at The Reserve (20 Corporate Drive); email Kim Holt for more information.
4:00-7:00 PM - Kindergarten Evening Registration at BHS (by appointment)
Sports and Activities
Our girls’ basketball team won the preliminary round of the D2 tournament, coming in 67-49 over Ursuline Academy. Senior Liv Peña had a big night, scoring her 1000th career point. Congrats, Liv and team! Next up, girls travel to take on #7 Newburyport tomorrow at 6.
Tonight, another Lady Devils team takes on Norwell at the Ice Palace at 6:10 for their first tourney game. Best of luck, athletes!
That’s all for me today. I’ll see you right here tomorrow!