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