2004-03-26 / Community

Temple Derech Emunoh Celebrates Purim Centennial

Temple Derech Emunoh Celebrates Purim Centennial

Congregation Derech Emunoh, founded in 1904, celebrated the festive holiday of Purim for the 100th year on Saturday, March 6.


Competing for best costume, left to right: Avi Katz, dressed as a gladiator and Yitzak Murkoff, dressed as a Jedi.Competing for best costume, left to right: Avi Katz, dressed as a gladiator and Yitzak Murkoff, dressed as a Jedi.

Following the evening service (Maariv) and the reading of the Megillah, 70 congregants enjoyed a hot supper, dancing to live music, singing, a raffle and an award for best costume.

Rabbi Heshy Rubinstein delivered a "drusha" sermon in which he stated that just as Purim celebrates the survival of the Jewish people despite the malicious plans of the Persian Prime Minister, Haman, so has Congregation Derech Emunoh survived to its 100th anniversary despite the fire that destroyed its historic synagogue in 2002.

Derech Emunoh is presently planning its 16th Annual Community Passover Seder which will be held in the community room at 7400 Shore front Parkway.


Rabbi Hesky Rubinstein enjoys a dance with Yitzak MurkoffRabbi Hesky Rubinstein enjoys a dance with Yitzak Murkoff
Rabbi Heshy Rubinstein leads the Megillah.Rabbi Heshy Rubinstein leads the Megillah.

Mitchel Greenblatt and Stacey Zimberg are happy that the hot supper they provided and share for the Purim party was a big success with no leftovers.Mitchel Greenblatt and Stacey Zimberg are happy that the hot supper they provided and share for the Purim party was a big success with no leftovers.
Ejoying supper after the reading of the Megillah, are pictured, left to right: Pauline Bernstein, Rose Keingarsky, Miriam Levy, Norman Levy, Lydia Segal and Ray Segal.Ejoying supper after the reading of the Megillah, are pictured, left to right: Pauline Bernstein, Rose Keingarsky, Miriam Levy, Norman Levy, Lydia Segal and Ray Segal.

Children of the congregation dancing, pictured, left to right: Gary Passik, Yitzak Murkoff, Rob Passik, Daniel Katz and Rikki Murkoff.Children of the congregation dancing, pictured, left to right: Gary Passik, Yitzak Murkoff, Rob Passik, Daniel Katz and Rikki Murkoff.

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