Dancers Nitzan Isaacs-Weiss, 6, center left, and Ismaela Haden, 5, spin while circling the room at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville on Wednesday during the synagogue’s Purim celebration.

Rosie Gladstone, 11, is lifted on a chair during a celebration Wednesday at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville marking the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Noam Rinat-Hughes snacks on a hamantaschen, a triangular cookie filled with jam, while observing the Purim celebration with his parents at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville on Wednesday. Noam participated in a costume parade that was part of the celebration.

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs makes announcements while opening the annual Purim celebration at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville on Wednesday.

From left, Steven Hayden, 8, Nitzan Isaacs-Weiss, 6, and Jessie Rose make gift baskets during a Purim celebration Wednesday at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville. The event included a costume parade, a shpiel (humorous retelling of the Purim story) and Megillah reading.

Judy Hansen-Childers reaches for the microphone while participating in a shpiel (a humorous retelling of the Purim story) during a Purim celebration at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville on Wednesday.

Dancers circle the room during a celebration Wednesday at Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville marking the Jewish holiday of Purim.

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