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
Erev Purim Service— Megillah Reading,
Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
300 East Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(Entrance on East Cedar Street)
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.
Sunday, 10 a.m.
JCC of West Orange
760 Northfield Ave.
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.
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.