The Library Minyan organized and sponsored a seudah for the entire congregation this Purim. We held the seudah in the afternoon, at, appropriately enough, “Happy Hour.” Sandra Lepson was the Queen of Happy Hour. She makes a mean margarita (for adults only….for kids she still hands out lollipops!)
The food was absolutely incredible! Tempeh Chicken Satay skewers, eggrolls, sambusaks, guacamole and chips, fruit, crudités, humous, and desserts. Many thanks go out to Sandra for her work in making the Purim Seudah of 5772 one to talk about! More special thanks go out to Norm Saiger for organizing the entire event and Jerry Krautman for his eagerly anticipated Master of Ceremonies reprisal.
Thank you to all who provided the Shpiel-portion of our event. Rabbi Susan Leider – taught us some hilchot Purim that I can guarantee no one had ever learned before. Rabbi Susan Laemmle, accompanied by Cantor Magda Fishman and Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, led the group with a beautiful and moving, and oddly appropriate, rendition of Hamentashen Evening. Alan Broidy channeled Danny Kaye and a 50-year old matchup between the DODGERS and the Giants. Alan Kokin entertained us with a PG-13 list of people who have never been to a Purim Seudah and then taught us the important story of the bacon tree. (Oy! A HAM-bush!) Joel Elkins read a “cease and desist” letter from the attorneys who represent Carl Dodi. Val Goldstein, Norm Saiger and Abby Harris performed original limericks about, in no particular order, dogs, Canadians, and clergy at TBA.
Together we raised $250 for matanot le’evyonim. Our sincerest thanks go to everyone who contributed. Thanks also to TBA staff members Sheryl Goldman, Amy Rabin, and Alana Levitt for all their help in making the Purim Seudah a success!