Purim begins Wednesday, March 20 and ends Thursday, March 21.
Purim Basket Brigade
MazelTogether is thrilled to help families with young children connect in new and meaningful ways to celebrate the upcoming festive holiday of Purim. There are plenty of great gatherings already planned that are listed below for you to join.
AND this Purim, we want to encourage you to try something new! Join our Purim Basket Brigade and engage your kids in the spirit of giving that embodies this fun holiday.
Below you will find all the information you need to make and then deliver your own Mishlach Manot* baskets/small gifts. You can invite friends or neighbors over to join you in making these fun little gifts then bring them over to friends’ homes. It’s like BOOing during Halloween (with a Jewish twist).
Plus, just to make it even more fun, if you are interested in bringing together a group of people from your neighborhood or community, let us know and we will help you by paying for the supplies to support your community building project. Reach out to Bethany Friedlander at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or fill out the host gathering request form here.
*Mishlach Manot – On Purim we read the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther). Chapter 9 verse 19 reads: “Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the 14th day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and of sending portions to one another (mishloach manot).” From this verse we are taught to send gifts of food to each other on Purim.
Our friends at BimBam have created some amazing videos about Purim. Additionally, our own authors have written some great Purim articles that we want to share with you. If you want more resources from BimBam click here.
|Five Reasons Purim Kicks Halloween’s Butt by Pam Moore
At first glance, Purim is Halloween’s red-headed step-sister; an inferior, wannabe holiday. And that might have been true back when you worried which lunch table to sit at and wondered whether your crush even knew you were alive. Read more>>
|Purim: a holiday of passion, secrets, villains… and conversation starters by Pam Moore
The Purim story has it all; a hero’s journey if there ever was one. It all begins in the fourth century BCE in Persia when our hero Esther is orphaned. Her kind, older cousin Mordecai raises her as if she is his own daughter. Read more >>
|What is Purim? My Jewish Learning shares details on the history and traditions around this holiday.|
Purim In Boulder
Wednesday, March 20
Children’s Megillah Reading and Activities – Congregation Bonai Shalom & Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Megillah Reading and Party – Congregation Bonai Shalom & Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Purim In Denver
Wednesday, March 20
Family Purim Party – BMH-BJ
80’s Night – HEA
Community Purim Party – The Jewish Experience
Shushan Rhapsody – Temple Emanuel
Latke vs. Hamantaschen Debate: Polis vs. Weiser Edition at Purim – Temple Emanuel
Megillah Reading and Purim Shpiel – Temple Sinai
Thursday, March 21
Purim Party in Downtown – Jewish In The City
Purim Under the Sea – The Jewish Life Center of Stapleton
Purim in the Jungle – Chabad Jewish Center South Metro Denver
Black and White Purim – Chabad of Cherry Creek
20’s Purim Party for Jewish Young Professionals – Jewish In The City