Get Pumped for Purim 2017!

Costumes, hamentashen, and graggers, oh my! Purim is almost upon us. And to help you get in the festive mindset, we’ve planned an action-packed weekend of Purim fun. Check out the events below to see what we have in store.


For the Community

Community Megillah Reading and Purim Party
Saturday, March 11 | 7:15PM | 88th Street Sanctuary

Join us for an evening service (arvit) and havdalah followed by a lively complete Megillah reading. Stick around afterwards for our Purim party and dance the night away while enjoying snacks, drinks, and our DJ’s awesome playlist.


Communal Seudah

Sunday, March 12 | 12:30PM | 89th Street
Fulfill one of the four mitzvot of Purim! Whether you are stopping by for the carnival or just want to have a fun lunch with friends, join us for a festive Purim meal. Pricing and registration info to come.



 For Families and Kids

Family Purim Shabbat Dinner
Friday, March 10 | 6:30PM | 88th Street Sanctuary
Join us for a Purim-themed Shabbat dinner full of costumes, laughter, and ruah! We will begin together with Kabbalat Shabbat in the sanctuary, then head down to Frankel Hall after Leha Dodi (around 7:15 PM). Children are encouraged to wear their Purim costumes. We are extending a special invitation to our BJHS Gimmel and Dalet families to join us at no cost. Register by Wednesday, March 8.

Family Purim Celebration

Saturday, March 11 | 5:45-6:45PM | 88th Street Sanctuary
Bring the whole family for this special celebration. Children ages six and under are encouraged to come in costume and experience a kid-friendly Megillah reading, watch a silly spiel put on by the BJ staff and rabbis, join our costume parade, and more. Free admission. Register here



Purim Spiel

Sunday, March 12 | 11:30AM-12:15PM | 88th Street Sanctuary 
Kick back with family and friends as BJ performers bring the story of Purim to life in their unique, modern rendition of the book of Esther.




Purim  Carnival
Sunday, March 12 | 12:30-2:30PM | 88th Street Sanctuary

Celebrate Purim with the entire BJ community. Get your fix of games, crafts, and an amazing bounce house! Enjoy mishloah manot and observe the mitzvah of matanot l’evyonim (gifts for the needy) by donating to worthy causes. $5 per family for members, $10 per family for non-members. Register here