Purim, which begins at sunset this year on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and ends at sundown on Thursday, March 1 (14th of Adar), celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy them. The following events will be held at area synagogues and organizations:
Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston — Purim services and a megillah reading will be held on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Call 973-994-2290.
A Purim carnival will be held on Sunday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities include hamantaschen baking, games, and inflatables. The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door (free for adults and children under 2). RSVP to 973-994-3950 or email@example.com or go to tbanj.org.
B’nai Shalom, West Orange —
A Purim seudah and Vashti’s Variety Show will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for the meal, $40 maximum/family. Register by Feb. 25 at bnaishalom.net/events.php# (scroll to “Purim Seudah”) or call 973-731-0160,
Chabad Center of Northwest NJ, Rockaway — A megillah reading, accompanied by an animated Purim video, will be held on Feb. 28 at 6:15 p.m., followed by a Purim celebration.
On March 1, a Grand Family “Purim at the Stadium” celebration will be held at White Meadow Lake Country Club, 100 White Meadow Road, at 5 p.m., preceded by a megillah reading at 4:15. The celebration will include a full-course feast, live band playing Jewish and Israeli music, “halftime show,” and full children’s program; each child in costume will receive a prize. RSVP to 973-625-1525, ext. 202, or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to OneTorahWay.org/purim.
Chabad of SE Morris County, Madison — A Grand Purim Party will be held at 5 p.m. on March 1 at The Madison Hotel, Morristown, featuring a 5 p.m. reading of the megillah and multi-media show, a deluxe buffet dinner, music, a magic show with balloon art, and a parade and prizes for children. Advance online registration at chabadcares.com is $25 adults, $15 for children; $30 at the door; free for college students. Contact 973-377-0707 or email@example.com.
Chabad of West Orange — A community Purim Feast will be held on March 1 at 5 p.m. Cost is $25 adult, $12 children in advance; $30/$15 at the door; free for under 3. Go to chabadwestorange.com/rsvp or call 973-325-6311.
Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael — A Purimshpiel will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, hamantaschen baking, a mitzvah tent, and photo booth. Call 973-538-9292.
Mount Freedom Jewish Center, Randolph — A free Purim carnival will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. Contact David at 973-895-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Purim Rocks,” a Purim Gala honoring Dr. Larry Weinstein and Audrey Silverberg, will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. RSVP to David at 973-895-4036 or email@example.com.
Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn — A Family Purim MegillahStory Telling, carnival and costume parade, and dinner will be held on March 1 at 4:45 p.m. Admission is $5 per child, $10/family for carnival entrance.
Dinner is for sale and includes pizza, ice cream, cotton candy, and hamantaschen. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-379-1134.
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange — An adults-only Purim party will be held on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, Maplewood, featuring a Purimshpiel with the theme, “She Will Rock You.” Snacks and drinks will be served. The cost is $18, $9 for TSTI members. Advance registration is required; visit tsti.org/calendar/adults-only-purim-party-the-woodland.
Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove — An “Around the World”-themed Purim carnival will be held on Sunday, March 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. following a 10:30 a.m. megillah reading. Tickets are $15 and include a DJ dance party, food, and drink. Contact Samatar@aol.com or go to sholom.net.
YM-YWHA of Union County, Union — A megillah reading will be held on March 1 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a seudah with entertainment by Tuvia and children’s puppet show. Cost is $8/$5 Y members, with special family prices. RSVP to 908-289-8112.