Synagogue to Rewrite Beatles Songs for Off-Beat Purim Holiday

Purim parade in Israel

The Jewish holiday of Purim (Lots) falls this year on Monday evening, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10.  However, it will be observed a day early at The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas with a wild and off-beat retelling of the Biblical story of Esther, using artfully re-written lyrics of Beatles songs.

All are welcome to “A Magical Mystical Megillah: A Very Beatles Purim,” at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 8, at The St. Thomas Synagogue, 2116 Crystal Gade.  Costumes are welcome, and the service is raucous (one is supposed to loudly “drown out” the name of the villain as the story is read).

The hour-plus observance in the sanctuary is followed, at around 11 a.m., with a magic and comedy show with Jungle Josh Weinstein, a costume parade, and pastry and drinks, at Lilienfeld Community House, across the street from the synagogue.

For more information, call 774-4312 or write