Of all the Jewish holidays throughout the year, not one is more fun for children than Purim! Purim can be celebrated at home by baking tasty hamentashen cookies and making gift baskets (mishloach manot) for your friends and neighbors. Or...you can celebrate Purim with your community!


Every year, synagogues run a family-friendly Purim service including a performance, or shpiel, telling the Purim story. Dressed in fun costumes with noisemakers on hand, the audience will drown out the name of the Purim villian, Haman. To continue the celebration, many synagogues also put on a festive carnival complete with games, prizes, music and parades!


Check out our directory below for Purim events in our area!


Click here for a PJ Library guide on how to celebrate Purim by age.

Religious Services

Purim Shpiel & Dinner

Congregation Beth David


March 20

Time: 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Guys and Dolls... What's In The Megillah Purim Shpiel!!

Join us for a fun & delightful Purim Shpiel with a multi-generational Beth David cast. The shpiel is based on the all time favorite musical Guys & Dolls and directed and produced by Cindy and Aaron Weisberg, both whom perform and direct extensively in local musical theater!

Enjoy a festive Purim dinner before the Purim shpiel.



West Side Purim

Congregation Shir Hadash


March 20

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 & 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The evening starts with a delicious Persian Purim dinner. Children who would like a more familiar food are welcome to order pizza. The fun continues after dinner! At 7PM join us for the Purim Service and Spiel (Play) - A West Side Purim - based on West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

6:00 pm - Dinner (RSVP required)

7:00 pm - Service & Shpiel



Purim Extravaganza

Congregation Sinai


March 20

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring live music performance plus the complete Megillah reading. Musical bands will be performing. No cover charge. Wanna-be Mordechais and Esthers encouraged. Don't miss this Purim Celebration! Music, groggers, libations and hamentashen provided. All are welcome. FUN FOR ALL.





Purim Shpiel & Carnival

Temple Emanu-El


March 17

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am & 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come join in the celebration with lots of Purim fun! Carnival games, prizes, jumpy house, costumes, BBQ lunch, cotton candy, popcorn, and Hamentaschen.

Shpiel: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Carnival: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Purim Carnival with IAC

Congregation Beth David


March 24

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Beth David and the Israeli American Council (IAC) welcome everyone to this year’s Purim Carnival. Please join us for fun, games, rides and food.



Purim Carnival

Congregation Sinai


March 24

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kids of all ages will enjoy this silly Purim tale. A grand costume parade for kids and adults will follow.



Purim Carnival

Congregation Shir Hadash


March 24

Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

The popular Shir Hadash Purim Carnival is back! There will be games and activities for all ages, delicious hamentaschen, fun prizes, and more. Don't forget to wear your costume!



Purim Carnival & BBQ

Congregation Emeth


March 24

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Purim Carnival and community BBQ



Other Happenings

Russian Speakers Purim Party



March 17

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday of Purim with a DJ, purimshpiel, arts and crafts, traditional food, games, raffle, gifts for children and much more!