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Purim Shpiel 2023

 

Purim, the loudest of all Jewish Holidays, commemorates the saving of the Jews of Persia by Queen Esther. It has been the tradition in synagogues to celebrate this holiday with a fun-filled religious service that includes the reading of the Book of Esther, or the Megillah, that tells the story of how Esther, a Jewish queen in ancient Persia risked her life to save all the Jews in the land. It has been a tradition here at Congregation Kol Haverim, to follow the Megillah reading with a humorous musical version of the story, called a Purim Shpiel. (Shpiel is the Yiddish word for Play). 

Ensemble building. Community building. It's what the CKH Purim Shpiel is all about. That and, of course, telling the story of Esther in new and fun musical ways! So, come join our intergenerational cast and crew as we work hard, play theater games, learn, grow and have fun! Want to get involved with acting, set crew, props, costumes, tech & audio, "Shpielbill" or fundraising? Please contact our director Ellen Topel Dougherty membership@kolhaverim.org.  

Not able to help out? No worries. Just come and enjoy the show! Shpiel is nothing without you, our audience!

2023 PURIM SHPIEL CAST & CREW INFORMATION PAGE

PURIM SHPIEL PROGRAM BOOK - Support our Cast and Crew!

Please help support our cast and crew by a donation to the PurimShpiel Fund in the form of an ad or a booster message in the Program Book.

PROGRAM BOOK AD FORM

HISTORY of PURIM SHPIEL at Kol Haverim

 

          
 

The Shpiels that we have produced are:

  • 2022 - Middle East Side Story - The Book of Esther as told by West Side Story
  • 2021 - CKH Not Live - a Pandemic Purim Shpiel
  • 2020 - A Very Potter Purim: The Story of Esther as Told by the Wizarding World
  • 2019 - HamiltonShpiel 2019: A Purim Musical.
  • 2018 - The Book of Esther According to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 
  • 2017 - The Book of Esther According to Taylor Swift 
  • 2016 - The Book of Esther According to the Eagles
  • 2015 - The Book of Esther - Pop Punk
  • 2014 - The Book of Esther according to Classic Disney Theme Songs
  • 2013 - The Book of Esther according to the Beach Boys
  • 2012 - 10th Year Retrospective
  • 2011 - The Book of Esther according to Elvis Presley
  • 2010 - The Book of Esther according to ABBA
  • 2009 - The Book of Esther according to The Beatles
  • 2008 - The Book of Esther according to Billy Joel
  • 2007 - “Haman’s Plan” an original Purim Shpiel with Music by Arnie Davidson and book and lyrics by Fred Mann.
  • 2006 - The Book of Esther according to Classic British Rock and Roll
  • 2005 - The Book of Esther according to Classic TV Theme Songs
  • 2004 - The Book of Esther according to Paul Simon
  • 2003 - The Book of Esther according to Elton John

Purim Shpiel

Fri, January 27 2023 5 Sh'vat 5783