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!

Volunteer Opportunity: Donate Packages of Socks for Purim Tzedek Fest

Seeking donations now through February 25 | BJ Community House 2nd Floor

On February 25, the community will gather for a 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 participate, please drop off packages of new, unworn socks (preferably in unisex sizes) to the BJ office. Questions? Email Larissa or call her on x272.

Purim Tzedek Fest

Sunday, February 25 | 11:00AM-2:00PM | 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). With your help, 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. Read more »

Family Purim Celebration

Wednesday, February 28 | 5:30-6:30PM | BJ Sanctuary 

Celebrate Purim at BJ with your whole family! Families with children ages 6 and under are encouraged to come in costume and experience a kid-friendly version of the Purim story, music, snacks, and a costume parade. Program is free. Read more »

Celebrate Purim at the Community Megillah Reading

Wednesday, February 28 | 7:00PM | BJ Sanctuary

Reveal Yourself and celebrate Purim with BJ! 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 comedy, shtick, and game-show-style fun! 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 1 | 7:30AM | BJ Chapel

Keep the party going! Join us on the morning of Purim for a reading of the whole Megillah along with our morning minyan.

Gather 'Round for the Purim Shpiel

Purim Children's Play 2012

 Thursday, March 1 | 5:15PM | BJ Sanctuary

Come one, come all.  Step right up to “The Greatest Show on Purim”—a shpiel spectacular, suitable for any and all ages. Thrill as our K-6th graders and parents take the stage. Laugh at the jokes! Clap for the songs! Join us for a Purim three-ring circus that is sure to please.

Unmasquerade Ball

Saturday, March 3 | 7:00-10:00PM | BJ Sanctuary

Get ready for a post-Purim party like you’ve never seen before, where the only thing you need to dress up as is yourself! Jewish LGBTQ teens, allies, and friends from all over the NYC area in grades 8-12 are invited to take off their masks, forget the pressures of everyday life, and come together to celebrate as we eat, schmooze, and dance the night away! Read more »

Teen Day of Service: Purim Carnival Volunteers

Sunday, March 4 | 12:00 noon | BJ Sanctuary

Calling all BJ Teens! Volunteer to run the fun at this annual event where the whole BJ community comes together to celebrate Purim with games, prizes, food, and– you guessed it–a giant bounce house!

Volunteers will help with set up, run booths at the Sensory Friendly Purim Carnival and the Post-Purim Carnival, and help with cleanup. Teens who participate will be eligible for up to four hours of community service.

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Sensory-Friendly Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 4 | 1:00-1:45PM | BJ Sanctuary 
Celebrate Purim at BJ! Our sensory-friendly carnival is less overwhelming for children who have sensory sensitivities. Enjoy all of the fun of Purim, without the blaring music and noisy activities. There will be tactile games, arts and crafts, and a giant bounce house! Read more »

Post-Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 4 | 2:00-4:00PM | BJ 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 with BJ.


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