Montebello’s ‘Meshuggenah Players’ performing shpiel

Montebello’s ‘Meshuggenah Players’ performing shpiel

The Montebello Jewish Center’s Meshuggenah Players, led by musical director Mirel Verhoeff, will perform “Snow Esther and the Seven Mordechais,” the shul’s annual Purim shpiel that Ms. Verhoeff wrote. The players have been rehearsing the 40-minute production since November. It has scenery, choreography, and a comic shtick. The “Shpielers,” as they refer to themselves, have been doing this since the Pomona Jewish Center merged with Congregation Sons of Israel about 20 years ago. 

The players will perform the shpiel for residents at the Fountainview in Monsey on Sunday, March 17, and at the MJC in Montebello on March 20 at 7 p.m. For information, call (845) 357-2430 or go to

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