Seventy commuters celebrated Purim yesterday, on a Long Island passenger train, complete with a reading of the Megillah and the happy noise of graggers.
The idea of bringing the celebration to commuters who might otherwise miss it was conceived by Rabbi Theodore Jungreis of the Bethpage Jewish Community Center. The celebration was started at the Bethpage station of the run and ended when the train pulled into Jamaica. In addition to members of his congregation, members of other Jewish centers took part in the observance.
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