Where to Celebrate Purim Near South Orange

The holiday is this weekend; local options are listed here

Here comes Purim, a favorite holiday in the Jewish calendar. Purim is the holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people by Queen Esther and her uncle, Mordechai, from a decree by the evil prime minister Haman in ancient Persia

A number of places are holding celebrations; please be sure to confirm times and space availability before you go.

Did we forget any? Tell us in the comments!


Purim Celebrations Saturday, February 23, 6:30pm, including:

Family Program with our very own Ira Levin and his Musical Megillah Concert 6:45pm

Evening Service 7:15pm

Community Megillah Reading Sunday, February 24 8:15am, includes Megillah Reading & Special Purim Breakfast

Congregation Beth El
222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

Phone: 973-763-0111
Fax: 973-763-5793


Erev Purim Service— Megillah Reading,

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Temple B'nai Abraham

300 East Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(Entrance on East Cedar Street)


A Purim Carnival @ Temple Sholom of West Essex

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Temple Sholom of West Essex
760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove

Celebrate Purim with a Children's Megillah Reading at 10:30am and a Purim Carnival from 11am - 1pm.  Come dressed in costume and enjoy live music, balloon artistry, magic show games and prizes.  Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door and include all carnival offerings and food.  Call the temple office to reserve your ticket.


JCSS Purim Carnival & Sunday School Open House!

Sunday, 10 a.m.
JCC of West Orange
760 Northfield Ave.
West Orange

Join the Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS)--a “secular synagogue” serving Essex, Union, Passaic and Bergen counties--for a Purim Carnival and Sunday School Open House! Share in songs and stories, play games (and win prizes!), get your nosh on--and learn about our weekly Sunday school program for students in grades 3 to 8, monthly adult education series, and holiday and cultural events throughout the year! Families and friends of any faith (or none) are welcome.


Purim Carnival
Saturday, February 23
**Come in costume!!**   5:30 pm - End of Shabbat dinner (no charge)   6:30 pm - Mini Megillah reading and drumming circle, followed by treats   6:45 pm – Congregational Megillah reading
8:15 pm - Purim Party, with make-your-own ice cream sundaes, music, dancing, and fun!

Sunday, February 24

12:00 pm - Purim Carnival at Oheb Shalom, with a bounce house, food, games, prizes, and more! Sponsored by the South Orange USY/Kadima, with all proceeds going toward tikkun olam.

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 12 pm

Oheb Shalom Congregation

170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ 


Congregation Agudath Israel Purim Carnival
Sunday, 11 a.m.
Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex
20 Academy Road, Caldwell

Join us as we celebrate Purim with our Annual Carnival!  Festivities include:  Costume Parade, Bouncy House, Bouncy Obstacle Course and Sports Games, plus numerous carnival style games!!  Cost is $20 for an all you can bounce wrist band or $1/game ticket.  Lunch items for sale.

Robin Osman February 22, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Megillah Reading & Purimshpiel at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel 432 Scotland Road South Orange Sun., Feb. 24 Megillah reading and shpiel - 9:00 am Purim Extravaganza - 10:00 am Enjoy the Megillah reading and watch the hilarious Purimshpiel. Bring a box of pasta to shake like a grogger, and donate to the food bank. Afterwards enjoy food, fun, crafts and games at the Purim Extravaganza.
Ana Amorim February 22, 2013 at 08:28 PM
PURIM SERVICES and FESTIVITIES! at Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn Saturday evening, February 23rd 6:30 p.m. – Children’s Purim Service (in costume!) followed by Festive Family Oneg! Kid-Friendly Activities & Yummy Treats! - Purim Cookie Decorating! - Purim Stories, Coloring and More! - Purim Video! 7:30 p.m. – Congregation Megillah Reading followed by Festive Oneg with CBI Band! Singing & Dancing & Music with the CBI Band! Enjoy…Hamantashen and Sweets plus Wine, Beverages and Coffee/Tea! Congregation B'nai Israel is located at 160 Millburn Avenue (at the intersection of Ridgewood Road).


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