by Chaim Lehrer
It was a magical Wednesday night Purim in Hallandale Beach as the The Twins from France presented the “South Florida Purim Shpiel” to an overflow crowd of hundreds of children and hundreds of adults at the Max and Eve Rubenstein Main Sanctuary at Chabad of South Broward Headquarters in Hallandale Beach.
The charming twins bedazzled the festive overflow Purim revelers with incredible acrobatics, juggling, slapstick comedy and pure Purim Simcha, for a fun filled evening that will be remembered for a lifetime.
For the 38th consecutive year, Chabad of South Broward distributed Purim gifts to thousands who are less fortunate and sometimes forgotten in nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals and schools, led by the Chaya Aydel Seminary, Seminary principal Rabbi Yossi Lebovics, and dozens of dedicated volunteers.
Over 5,000 people heard the Megillah in dozens of South Broward Chabad Houses, and public facilities, with over 200 Megillah readings.
Special thanks to the Mivtzah Purim Committee that included Meir Cohen, Shui Kastel, Yossi Feiner, Shmuel Dovid Kushner, the Chaya Aydel Seminary and the Shluchim of South Broward, who once again, brought the joy of Purim to thousands of men, women and children.
The Twins from France, after an hour long jaw dropping, eye opening and mesmerizing performance, dedicated an extra 45 minutes in judging with joy, humor and creativity, the masquerade contest, and presenting the best costumed characters with valuable prizes.
Photos by Mendy Bleier