Purim celebration

A tea party is to be held on February 28 in celebration of the Jewish festival of Purim.

The Purim festival is considered to be the most joyous in the Jewish calendar and commemorates events in Persia under King Ahasuerus, when a plan to kill all the Jews in the country was thwarted.

The festival celebrates the Jews defeating Hamman, the then Prime Minister, after the King granted them the right to defend themselves against his plot to kill them all.

Mordechai, the man who uncovered the plot by Hamman, was later led through the streets on a King’s horse in honour of saving the life of the King in an earlier event and revealing Hamman to be an unworthy Prime Minister.

For further information about the tea party, please call Ralf Pinto on 282 416 710 or email [email protected]. For further information about the Jewish Heritage Centre, please visit