Kingston Liberal Synagogue staged a rampant Purim-themed play Saturday (March 16) with children leading proceedings.

Children of the Saturday morning (Beiteinu) School at Kingston Liberal Synagogue came together to lead the Shabbat Service on Saturday, and presented a riotous play to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, taking place this week (Wednesday, March 20-Thursday, March 21).

Purim celebrates the saving of the Jewish People from a plot to kill them by Haman during the Persian Empire, a story retold in the Biblical book of Esther.

The children led both the singing and the prayers of the Shabbat morning service. They then presented their Purim play.

Purim is traditionally celebrated in a jovial, uproarious manner to commemorate the Jewish people's salvation from Haman, and the congregation made plenty of noise to drown out the name of Haman during the service.

Nicola Landy, mother of Rebecca, 7, who played the Narrator said: "She’s really enjoyed preparing for this and is proud of being part of a wonderful community."

Carolynne Farrer, Head of the Beiteinu School, meanwhile praised the children who put on the play for their efforts.

Ms Farrer said: "It was a lot of hard work to prepare for this but the children were amazing – not only did they perform in the play but they did a wonderful job of leading the Shabbat morning service."