I apologize to my non-St. Louis readers that this post will not apply to you. However, it is time for my annual post sharing the Orthodox Megillah readings here in St. Louis. This is particularly helpful for moms with young children who are not old enough to stay up (or be quiet) during Megillah readings. It is also helpful for those having to work around their “work” schedules.
Here is my current list as of 10:30 a.m. on Friday. I could not get in touch with anyone at the Central West End minyan or St. Louis Hillel.
Saturday night, February 23, 2013:
6:32 p.m. Ma’ariv at Agudas Israel, megillah reading to follow
6:55 p.m. Sha’arei Chesed (U City Shul), followed by melave malka with entertainment, babysitting free
7:00 p.m. Beit Shira, at The Cedars Synagogue (Meadowview Building), 13190 South Outer 40 Road
x Havdalah followed by 7:05 p.m. reading by Rabbi Gertzulin, songs & refreshments.
x Lazaroff Chabad Center on Delmar
7:15 p.m. Nusach Hari by Rabbi Mintz (following 7 p.m. Ma’ariv). Bring non-perishables, pers. care items.
Young Israel Ma’ariv/Megillah by Rabbi Rovinsky and Max Gornish
Levites Chabad House at 7018 Forsyth at Big Bend
7:30 p.m. Young Israel, Purim play for children – Grades 2 and under
x Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha (TICK) (second reading TBA)
8:15 p.m. Young Israel Costume parade
8:30 p.m. Torah Prep boys’ school – additional reading for women
9:15 p.m. Young Israel 2nd Megillah reading in the Beit Midrash by Rabbi Shulman
10:00 p.m. Young Israel Purim Murder Mystery, $5/person. Themed costumes welcome
x Agudas Israel Purim party
Sunday day, February 24, 2013:
7:10 a.m. Young Israel in the Beit Midrash (following 6:30 a.m. minyan)
7:30 a.m. Shacharis at Agudas Israel, megillah reading to follow
8:30 a.m. Nusach Hari by Rabbi Rovinsky (following 8:00 a.m. Shacharis)
8:35 a.m. Young Israel by Rabbi Shulman (following 8:00 a.m. Shacharis)
x Sha’arei Chesed (U City Shul), free babysitting, donations appreciated
8:40 a.m. TICK (second reading TBA)
9:00 a.m. Bais Abraham
x Beit Shira, at The Cedars Synagogue (Meadowview Building), 13190 South Outer 40 Road
x Reading by Rabbi Gertzulin with the Block Yeshiva boys (following 8:30 a.m. Shacharis)
x Lazaroff Chabad Center on Delmar (following 8:30 a.m. Shacharis)
9:30 a.m. Women’s Megillah Reading at Bonnie Goldmeier’s home in Clayton
10:00 a.m. Aish HaTorah, with Powerpoint presentation and rabbis’ skit
x Agudas Israel
10:30 a.m. Epstein/NCSY/B’nei Akiva Purim Carnival at Epstein
11:00 a.m. Young Israel Beit Midrash
2:00 p.m. Purim Re-enactment Parade at Gay & Cornell
4:00 p.m. Lazaroff Chabad Center on Delmar
4:15 p.m. Levites Chabad House at 7018 Forsyth at Big Bend
Fliers from some of the shuls:
* For more information on any of the shuls, please contact them individually. Here is a link to all of the congregations here in St. Louis.