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WHEN: Monday, March 6, 2023 | 7pm - midnight
WHERE: Ivy City Smokehouse (1356 Okie St NE)
7:00pm: Megillah reading
8:00pm-midnight: Dancing, spiel, and BORN DAD reunion show!!
TICKETS: $10-36 sliding scale
Proceeds benefit Harriet's Wildest Dreams
Purim reminds us that JOY is a spiritual practice, and a form of resistance. NSP goes big at Purim, celebrating with topsy turvy costumes, abundant drinks if that's your thing, joyful dancing, live music (BORN DAD is BACK!!), political theater (spiel!), and raising funds for Black-led abolitionist organizing in the DMV (Harriet's Wildest Dreams).
Purim is a time to show up for neighbors and recommit to taking care of each other. Traditionally, this is practiced as delivering gift baskets of treats to neighbors (AKA mishloach manot). The NSP Purim Party will create an opportunity to bring all of our community into this tradition of collective care by donating all ticket sales proceeds to Harriet's Wildest Dreams, a Black-led abolitionist community defense hub centering all Black lives most at risk for state-sanctioned violence in the Greater Washington area.
WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 2023 | 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Rock Creek Park Grove #7
Party time, kid style! Kids (and grown-ups!) come in costume to make crafts, play lawn games, , sing and eat hamantaschen! Kollel students will share their learning on Megillot Esther (Scrolls of Esther) from around the world, and their own original artistic Megillot (scrolls)! Rabbi Yosef will tell the Purim story!
Have you always wondered how to chant Torah? Do you long to taste the melodic flavor of the text? Are you ready to make the story of liberation accessible to our entire community?
For four Mondays in February (February 6, 13, 20, and 27), learn with Robin Banerji the delightful melodies of the Purim megillah! Along the way, we’ll have the chance to truly understand the book we recite every year, making meaning of the text as a chevruta (learning pair) and as a community.
At the end of the learning series, we'll have the opportunity to show off our learning by chanting Megillat Esther, in Hebrew or English, for the NSP community at the NSP Purim party on Monday, 6 March, at 7:00pm!
The learning series will cover:
—How to chant the trop, or Hebrew cantillation melodies, of the megillah of Esther according to one tradition
—How to use hand signals to aid in chanting practice and recitation
—How to transtropilate, or use trop to chant in languages other than Hebrew (specifically English)
—How to make our own meaning of the text of Esther, and enhancing that meaning with our knowledge of the trop
No previous vocal or Hebrew skills are required!