Purim 5779


Sunday, March 17


JCC’s Adloyadah | 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The 50th annual community-wide Purim celebration will be held this Sunday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Uptown JCC. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled afternoon of food, music, games and activities for all ages. The “Human Hamster Balls” and giant slide are back, as are everyone’s favorite inflatables. Come enjoy delicious Middle Eastern delicacies and nosh on New York-style deli items. Grab a snowball or popcorn, and do not forget to take home a bag of the homemade hamantashen. Admission to the carnival is free and open to the community. A children's All Day Play Pass is $12, or $10 with a donation of nonperishable items for the Broadmoor Food Pantry.


Wednesday, March 20


Anshe Sfard Megillah Reading and Purim Party | 7:45 p.m.

The reading will be followed by a party with a live jazz band and a costume contest.


Chabad Uptown's Purim Bash and Megillah Reading | 7:00 p.m.


JNOLA Young Families'/JCDS/Congregation Beth Israel’s Purim Party | 6:30 p.m.

Congregation Beth Israel is partnering with JNOLA and the Jewish Community Day School to present a very Lego Purim Party that’s fun for the whole family! Join us on Wednesday, March 20 at Congregation Beth Israel (4004 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie) for a Purim presentation you won’t want to miss – not to mention dinner for all. Services and Megillah reading will start at 7:00 p.m. and dinner for adults is at 8:00 p.m. Since it’s a bit of a late start, kids will be able to eat dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

In Beth Israel tradition, the fun theme this year is Lego! Feel free to dress up Lego-style or come up with your own fun costume idea.

RSVP required so we can make sure there’s enough food to go around. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-families-purim-party-tickets-57437708733

Questions? Contact Congregation Beth Israel at office@bethisraelnola.com.


Congregation Gates of Prayer’s Purim Party | 6:00 p.m.

6:00 pm ~ Munchkin Minyan Dinner and Crafts (for pre-school and elementary school aged children and their families) | 6:30 pm ~ Munchkin Minyan Hamentashen Making | 7:00 pm ~ Munchkins parade their costumes in the sanctuary for all in attendance to start the Purim service. 
7:15 pm ~ Megillah reading | 7:30 pm ~ Jews Line Is It Anyway  |8:00 pm ~ Breakout activities: 
Israeli Whiskey Tasting, Headpiece Making, Mask Making (for teens), Hamantaschen Eating
Come for part of the evening or come for all of the evening! But come in costume!

Shir Chadash’s Purim and Panorama  | 6:00 p.m.


Touro Synagogue’s Mystery Megillah Theater 5000 | 6:30 p.m.

Grab a drink and hear the story of Esther, Mordecai, and Haman chanted, with commentary and local flavor provided by our funniest members! This event is geared for adults and children over 13. RSVP ONLINE AT WWW.TOUROSYNAGOGUE.COM/PURIM


Thursday, March 21


Chabad of Metairie's Megillah reading 7:30 a.m.


Chabad Uptown's Megillah reading (Lambeth House | 150 Broadway) | 10:00 a.m.


Chabad Uptown/Chabad of Metairie's Purim in the 80's Bash (Torah Academy) 5:30 p.m.

Live music by Panorama Jazz band! Delicious dinner will be served! So rock your finest 80's costume, tease up your hair, dust off your cassettes, and join us for a rad Purim feast of decade faves, with 80's cocktails and gnarly fun for the entire family!  New for this year - Purim pre-party masquerade and Purim game show, for parents and children @ 5:30pm (children accompanied by parents) The deadline for the early bird registration discount is Sunday, March 17.  RSVP: www.jewishlouisiana.com/purimparty. Email mendelc@jewishlouisiana.com for more info.


Congregation Beth Israel’s Shacharit and Megillah Reading | 8:00 a.m.


Jewish Community Day School's Shushan's Got Talent | 8:30 a.m.


Shir Chadash Services with Megillah Reading | 7:00 a.m.

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