On March 20, a group of residents at Kirkland Village gathered together to celebrate Purim and learn more about the traditions and origins and the holiday.
JFS Older Adult Services Coordinator Carol Wilson led the group in a reading of the megillah, complete with graggers to drown out the name of the wicked Haman. The residents recalled their favorite hamentashen fillings (prune and apricot were especially popular) and talked about how Purim costumes have changed over the years.
After the reading and discussion, they enjoyed a spread of treats, including hamentashen, black and white cookies, coffee and more. Most of all, they enjoyed one another's company and the holiday spirit.