Purim 2018

Purim is almost here, and our Center City Kehillah organizations have so many ways to help our community celebrate this joyous occasion. Grab your grogger and your costume, and choose a place (or places!) to celebrate!

Consent and Cookies: A Social Justice Purim
Thursday 2/22, 6:30-8:30 pm
Repair the World Workshop, 4029 Market Street
Repair the World, Hillel’s Grad Network, Philly FIGHT, and WOAR invite you to a social justice Purim, focusing on the topic of consent. There will be many different activities and speakers, including a hands-on volunteering project, so come join in the festivities! (Food and drinks provided.)

Early Childhood Megillah Experience and Purim Carnival
Sunday 2/25 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Games! Face Painting! Moon Bounce! Prizes! Raffle! Food! We will first come together in the Sanctuary, at 10:00 AM where we will read the Purim Story as a community. Following the Megillah experience we will have fun at the Purim Carnival! Please bring a noisy, boxed non- perishable food item to use as your grogger. We will donate these food items to a local food bank. $35/family.

The Meaning of Purim
Monday 2/26, 7:00 pm
Mekor Habracha, 2000 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor
Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch will hold a class on the meaning of Purim. Everyone is welcome. Please email mekorhabracha@gmail.com for more info.

Mikveh Israel Purim Celebration
Wednesday 2/28, 5:15 pm
Congregation Mikveh Israel, 44 North Fourth Street
Join Congregation Mikveh Israel Association Purim Celebration. Minha and Arbit, 5:15 and 6:00 PM., Children’s puppet show from 5:45 to 6:15 PM., the reading of the Megillah at 6:15 P.M. and the Purim party at 7:00 P.M. Come and enjoy a delicious supper, fun games, wonderful raffle gifts, and prizes for the best costume! $12 per person; $36 per family. Please call the synagogue office, 215-922-5446, to make your reservations.

Purim at BZBI
Wednesday 2/28, 5:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
It’s not a mystery that Purim is one of the most fun holidays of the year! This year’s theme for Purim is “Clue.” We’ll have a seudah for families and a festive megillah reading. Afterwards, we’ll get down to solving a Clue game together. While kids are welcome as detectives, we will also have childcare available after the megillah reading. 5:30 PM: Family Seudah and costume contest. Register here. 6:30 PM: Megillah reading and fun activities for the rest of the night. Please bring a noisy, boxed, non-perishable food item (such as rice or pasta) to use as a grogger during the Megillah readings. These will be donated to a local food bank after Purim. Double down on your mitzvot–during Purim we will be collecting donations for the New Sanctuary Movement!

Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street
Gather in the Community Room before the Megillah Reading for pizza, salads, desserts, and beer brewed by our very own BrewRS. RSVP in advance for dinner, & sign-up to bring a potluck item. A Megillah Reading with Berkman Mercaz Limud/Confirmation Academy (religious school) students and adult readers will be held following the light dinner. Dress in your 80’s best for a totally cool Purim Spiel called “The Totally Rad ‘80s Spiel.” Join in multiple mitzvah opportunities at the celebration as well.

Purim with Minyan Tikvah
Wednesday 2/28, 6:00-9:00 pm
201 S 25th Street (Locust on the Park) in the Regatta Room
First we will daven Ma’ariv and read the megillah (megillah to start around 6:30). Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious kosher catered dinner, with ~~karaoke~~ available for those who want to sing! Adults and kids are welcome, and costumes are highly encouraged. $5 to $10 optional donation per person to help pay for the food. During dinner we will collect money for those donations, as well as for Matanot l’Evyonim (the mitzvah to give to the poor on Purim), to be given to Project Home on Purim day. In order to make sure we order enough food, please register here.

Purim at Mekor Habracha
Wednesday 2/28, 6:15 pm
Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue, 2000 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor
Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue will host our annual fun-filled Purim program. Megillah reading will begin at 6:15 pm, followed by our costume party at 7 pm, with Govinda’s pizza and a performance by our amazing shul band, Moments of Wrong! Location. Please email mekorhabracha@gmail.com for more info.

Monte Carlo Masquerade
Wednesday 2/28, 8:00 pm-12:00 am
2002 Ludlow Street
Celebrate Purim in style with casino games, prizes, and live music! Tickets are $18 prepaid, $36 at the door. Attire is black tie optional (tuxedos & gowns) w/masquerade masks or costumes.  Sponsored by The Chevra, Tribe 12, Hillel’s Grad Network, and Moishe House Philadelphia.

Purim at B’nai Abraham Chabad
Thursday 3/1, 5:00 pmB’nai Abraham Chabad, 527 Lombard Street
This year’s family friendly Purim Party is “Stadium Style!” celebrating our historic super bowl win! Dress up in Eagles inspired costumes and enjoy a full buffet dinner with an All American Concession Stand including hot dogs, burgers, roast beef sandwiches & more. An awesome juggling show with circus tricks and Live Music by the Baal Shem Tov Band! Purchase tickets at www.jewishpreschool.org/purim.