Local Purim Celebrations This Weekend

Boulder Jewish Community Center

Sunday, February 28, 11 am – 2 pm.  Fun for the whole family – we’ll have games, food, prizes, and surprises!  Game Ticket prices: 5 for $1 pre-order and 4 for $1 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Sarah at sarahpew05@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Boulder JCC, Boulder JCC Preschool, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Nevei Kodesh, and Kehilath Aish Kodesh.

Boulder Jewish Day School

BJDS and Play-Ground Theatre Present: A Purim Celebration with Fairy Tale Theatre. Friday, February 26, 10:30 – 11:30. Niwot United Methodist Church (next door to BJDS). $5 per child – for kids and their parents!

Chabad Jewish Center of Longmont

Purim in Africa CelebrationSunday, February 28, 3:30 pm at the D-Barn in Longmont. Beat your bongos to African rhythm with John Crowder from the acclaimed Peak Rhythms. Hold live animals from the African jungle. Create African art. Interactive Megillah reading. African buffet dinner. Come in Costume! Costume Contest! Adult $15 Child $10 – Sponsor $180

Chabad of Boulder County

Purim in Paris:  Join us for a delicious Purim feast of French delicacies, a crepe bar, caricaturist, mime and a fun joyous time for all ages. Sunday, February 28, 4 pm, Lubavitch of Boulder County, 4900 Sioux Drive. Rsvp: lubavbldr@cs.com or chabadofboulder.com.

Chabad of NW Metro Denver

Purim in the Amazon!  Sunday, February 28, at the Butterfly Pavilion.  Pavilion Exhibit 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Purim Party 3:30 – 5:15 pm.  6252 W. 104th St., Westminster.  Tour the Pavilion, Feast on exotic Amazon cuisine plus plenty of kid friendly foods.  Masquerade with prizes for children and adults.  Multimedia Megillah reading.  Make reservations here.

Congregation Beth Evergreen

Megillah Reading, Schpiel and Celebration – Saturday February 27, 7 pm  – 9 pm. Contact Neshama Mousseau at shalom@bethevergreen.org for more info. Childcare available for younger children.

Congregation Bonai Shalom

Purim Shelanu program for families with young kids on Saturday, February 27 at 5:30 pm. Then Ma’ariv, Megillah reading at 6:30 pm followed by a Purim schpiel at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Congregation Har HaShem

Adult Megillah Reading and Spiel – Saturday, February 27, 7 pm. Get wacky! Family Spiel and Carnival – Sunday, February 28, 9:30 am in the South building.

Judaism Your Way

Purim in a Yurt! Sunday, February 28, 2 – 4 pm. Everyone welcome!  Plains Conservation Center,  21901 E. Hampden Avenue  Adult Cost: $10.00 Children Under 12 Cost: $5.00  Holiday treats, live music, participatory. Purim play for all ‘hams’ and wannabes.  Wear a costume or bring a donation of non-perishable food — or both!  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Kehilath Aish Kodesh

Purim has been stolen! Can you help us steal it back? Sunday, February 28, all day. $10. Everyone is welcome!   Purim schedule:  Saturday February 27:  Ma’ariv at 7:15 pm; Megillah at 7:30-8:45 PM; Schpiel at 9 pm-11 pm; Hitbodedut – finding the soul of Purim -after schpiel- 11:30 pm -12:30 am.   Sunday February 28: Shacharit at 8:30 am; Megillah reading 9:30 -10:15 am  Party at the grange 1:00 pm to……………………  Special Guest Jeff Kagan for the kiddos 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Meat Potluck: Bring a meat and side dish to share.  RSVP to Mitten, ExecutiveDirector@BoulderAishKodesh.org.

Nevei Kodesh

Purim Party! Saturday, February 27, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, at Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania.  With REB ZALMAN at the Megillah and SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER Jeff Kagan, Children’s Musician and entertainer.  Our own Kosher Hams will perform “Little House on the Dairy”.  Hamantaschen Contest (bring your hamantaschen for prizes!)  Come in costume!  Bring a box of dried rice/pasta to use as grogger and then donate to community food share.  Suggested Donation: Members: No charge, Guests: $10 adult, $2 per child.  Info: www.neveikodesh.org, 303-443-4567

Pardes Levavot

We’re sharing Purim celebrations with Congregation Bonai Shalom … Join us there Saturday night!

Will you be in the mountains? There’s Purim there too!

Aspen Community Purim Celebration

Sunday, February 28, Hotel Jerome, 4:30 pm – Multi-media Megillah reading, Costume contest, Delicious kosher deli style buffet , Scrumptious Hamentashen, Live entertainment for the whole family, Face painting, Purim shpiel, Arts-n-Crafts. To RSVP and for more information, please call 970-544-3770. Sponsored by UJA Aspen Valley Campaign – Neshamah Center – Aspen Jewish Congregation and Chabad Jewish Community Center. Megilah Reading and Hamantaschen at Chabad Jewish Community Center on Saturday night at 7:30pm, 435 W. Main Street, Aspen.


Sunday, February 28: Purim Breakfast. Scrumptious Hamentashen, masquerade, arts and crafts, Purim treats for children. Delicious Purim breakfast with all the trimmings. 9 am at the Chabad Jewish Center, 1000 Lions Ridge Loop (Vail Run Building) RSVP:  www.jewishvail.com or call 970-476-7887. No charge.

Purim Traditions

There are 4 main Purim traditions:

  • Have a Purim Seudah, a festive meal of celebration – on Purim afternoon.
  • Hear the Megillah, the scroll that records the story of Esther
  • Give gifts of mishloach manot – gifts of food to friends
  • Give gifts of Matanot L’Evyonim – gifts for the poor. Please take the opportunity to remember those less fortunate in our community and make a donation to the needy.

Get out and have fun!

Purim Sameach – Happy Purim!

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