Get Pumped for Purim 2018!

This Purim, follow Esther’s example and Reveal Yourself, together with the BJ community. Dress up in a costume showing a side of yourself that often remains hidden. Reveal your values by making matanot le-evyonim (gift baskets for the poor) at the Purim Tzedek Fest. Show up. Be seen. Take your place with the BJ community as we celebrate Purim together!

Donate Packages of Socks for Purim Tzedek Fest

Seeking donations now through March 17 | Community House 2nd Floor

On Sunday, March 17, we’ll come together for the Purim Tzedek Fest to perform the mitzvah of matanot le-evyonim (care packages for the poor) by assembling care packages of treats and fresh new socks to be distributed at the Judith Bernstein Lunch Program during the week of Purim. If you would like to help, please drop off packages of new, unworn socks (preferably in unisex sizes) to the BJ office. Questions? Email Larissa or call her at x272.

Click here to learn more about (or sign up for) participating at the event itself.

Purim Tzedek Fest

Sunday, March 17 | 11:00AM-1:00PM | Frankel Hall
Join us as we prepare for Purim with a fun afternoon of hamentaschen baking and assembling matanot le-evyonim (care packages for the poor). In conjunction with the Purim Carnival, we’ll be creating care packages of treats and fresh new socks to be distributed at the Judith Bernstein Lunch Program during the week of Purim. Bring a new package of socks and join us as we fulfill this important mitzvah. Lunch will be provided for participants who sign up. 

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Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 17 | 11:00AM-1:00PM | Sanctuary

Celebrate Purim with the entire BJ community! This carnival will be complete with exciting games, arts and crafts, a giant bounce house, and more. Enjoy delicious snacks and experience the fun of Purim. The carnival will open at 10:30AM for families with children ages 0-5, and at 11:00AM for all. Parents may attend free of charge. 

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Family Purim Celebration

Wednesday, March 20 | 5:30-6:30PM | Sanctuary 

Join the Family Life and Learning Team, Rabbi Erin Glazer, and musician Jacob Kraus for a spirited Purim celebration for the whole family! Families with children in 2nd grade and under are encouraged to come in costume and experience a kid-friendly version of the Purim story with music, snacks, and a costume parade.

This program is free. Contact Adina Beiner with any questions.

Please bring a box of macaroni (preferably whole wheat) to use as a grogger; all boxes will be donated to West Side Campaign Against Hunger at the end of the night. 

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Celebrate Purim at the Community Megillah Reading

Wednesday, March 20 | 7:00PM | Sanctuary
Celebrate Purim the BJ way! Get dressed up in your favorite costume and join us for an upside down ma’ariv, concluding with a lively Megillah reading for the whole community–filled with fun, festivities and fabulousness! Please bring a box of macaroni (preferably whole wheat) to use as a grogger; all boxes will be donated to West Side Campaign Against Hunger at the end of the night.

Megillah Reading at Morning Minyan

Thursday, March 21 | 7:30AM | Chapel
Keep the party going! Join us on the morning of Purim for a reading of the whole Megillah along with our morning minyan. No registration necessary, all are welcome.