Chapel Hour to Celebrate Purim

March 4, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour on Wednesday, March 11 at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public.

Hillel, the Jewish student religious organization, will present this week’s service in celebration of Purim.

Purim, a Jewish holiday, commemorates the day in Jewish history when Jews living in Persia escaped extermination by the ancient Persian Empire. The holiday is characterized by readings from the Bible’s Book of Esther, giving charity to the poor, a special meal and wearing masks and costumes.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005 or visit the Chaplain’s homepage at http://www.iwu.edu/chaplain/index.html.

Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181