Melbourne Friendship Circle celebrated Purim 2014 in grand style at Kimberley Gardens Convention Centre sponsored and hosted by owners Shimon and Shifra Manshari and family.
Nearly 150 people were in attendance including families, sponsors and volunteers.
Patrons were served up a scrumptious 4 course smorgasbord seudah while performing the 4 mitzvos of Purim.
Director Rabbi Mordy Engel explained that the extra joy on Purim was partly due to the fact that on Purim not only do we celebrate being victorious against our adversaries but we celebrate the fact that then world power King Achashveirosh, unlike Paroah and the Yavonim, sided with the Jewish Victory, culminating with his son Daryovash allowing the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash – mirroring what will happen when Moshiach comes- that all world powers will concur with the building of the third Beis Hamikdash.
The entire crowd was then enthralled by Australia’s Amazing Wild Action interactive mobile Zoo where participants had the opportunity to hold Pythons, Koalas, Crocodiles, owls and many other native Australian animals.
A huge vote of thanks goes to all amazing and dedicated staff and volunteers.