The king’s advisor, Haman, attempted to execute the Jewish people. Esther, who previously hid her Jewish heritage, bravely revealed her true identity to the king and asked him to save the Jewish people. During Purim, the custom is to dress up and mask one’s identity—like Esther did—celebrate with costumes, noise makers, and parties. The annual Purim Mask Invitational features Oklahoma middle and high school students’ artwork, depicting the masks of Purim.
Donna Matles Retrospective
Donna Matles, of blessed memory, was a genuine artist. As a respected artist, jewelry designer, wood turner, and conservator of Judaica, she helped launch the Fenster Gallery, which later became The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.