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Sons of Zion to Celebrate 110 Years

HOLYOKE – Congregation Sons of Zion will celebrate Purim and its 110th Anniversary on March 16 at the synagogue, at 378 Maple Street. Costumes are optional, but encouraged, as they are part of Purim tradition.

All activities are open to the public:

8:30-11 a.m. : Baking Hamantashen (traditional Purim pastries) in our synagogue kitchen. Please use the Cabot Street entrance.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Reading the Megillah (traditional Purim story) in our small sanctuary. Please use the main entrance at 378 Maple Street. Costumes welcome!

12:30 p.m.: We are excited to announce the very much anticipated return performance by the renowned Mak’hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts in the Sons of Zion large sanctuary. For this performance, please arrive a few minutes early so as to be seated by the starting time. Please use the main synagogue entrance at 378 Maple Street.

1:30 p.m.: A light luncheon will be served, catered by Sons of Zion members Jimmy and Betsy Tarr of Special Requests Catering, Hatfield. Political and religious leaders of the community will be on hand to speak.

There will be no charge for entrance to any of our celebration events but donations will be welcome in honor of Sons of Zion’s 110th Anniversary. The community is welcome to attend. For information regarding ads in the Celebration Program, contact Dr. Michael Rosner:

Congregation Sons of Zion was founded in 1904. Its membership derives from towns throughout the Pioneer Valley from Hatfield to Enfield, Conn.
For more information, call (413) 534-3369 or visit

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