Purim Events for All Ages at the Boulder JCC

Looking for some Purim family fun? Join us on Sunday, March 17th for the annual Boulder Community Purim Carnival! This family-friendly celebration brings together the entire Boulder Jewish community. With carnival games, falafel, hamantaschen, and loads of prizes, this is sure to be a joyous and entertaining day for all! Please come dressed in your favorite costume.

Once again, the Boulder JCC will be offering a “sensory-friendly” hour from 9:30 – 10:30 am, where the activities and environment will be designed for families with children who have sensory challenges. From 10:30 – 11 am, there will be a fun and lively Purim Shpiel and parade, led by Leah Boonin and Caroline Saliman. The carnival will be open to the general public starting at 11 am.

There is a flat rate for each child wishing to participate in the games and activities. Each paid registrant will receive a wristband which will include all of the games and outdoor activities. Food will not be included in the flat rate, so please bring cash or a credit card to purchase food.

Registration is required for all participants, so pre-register to save time and money. The advance registration rate is available until March 17 at 8 am.

First and second child: $12 in advance, $14 at the door each
Each additional child: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Part of the Purim tradition is giving back to the community. What better way to help out than by volunteering at the Purim Carnival! You can ensure that everyone has a fantastic Purim experience, all while having loads of fun yourself! If you are interested in helping at the Purim Carnival, please sign up to volunteer.

A special thank you to all of the sponsors who help to make the Purim Carnival possible, including Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Nevei Kodesh, Boulder Center for Judaism, Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, JCC Ranch Camp, Judaism Your Way, and Ramah in the Rockies.

For the teenage crowd, celebrate Purim with BJTI’s Purim Persian Cookoff! We’ll be celebrating Queen Esther’s roots with some Persian-themed mystery boxes, as well as a dessert challenge that should deliver some delectable hamantaschen. Join us for pizza, new friends, and delicious challenges that should test your culinary capabilities!

Registration is required. REGISTER HERE.
Wednesday, March 13, 5 – 7:30 pm, $15 per person.

About Kai Murga Canales

Kai Murga-Canales is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Boulder JCC. Originally from Miami, Kai moved to Boulder from Atlanta, where he worked for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Limmud Atlanta + Southeast.

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