Purim Events for All Ages with the Boulder JCC

Looking for some Purim family fun? Join us on Sunday, March 8 for the annual Boulder Community Purim Carnival! This family-friendly celebration brings together the entire Boulder Jewish community. With a Purim Schpiel and parade, carnival games, Israeli dancing lessons, falafel, and hamantaschen, this is sure to be a joyous and entertaining day for all. Please come dressed in your favorite costume.

New this year: the carnival is in the afternoon. The “sensory-friendly” hour runs from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, where the activities and environment will be designed for families with children who have sensory challenges or prefer a quieter start to the carnival. From 2:30 – 3:00 pm, there will be a fun and lively Purim Schpiel and parade, led by Leah Boonin and Caroline Saliman. The carnival will be open to the general public from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. 

There is a flat rate of $14 per child wishing to participate in the games and activities. Adults are free. Each paid registrant will receive a wristband which will include all of the games and activities. Food is not included in the flat rate, so please bring some cash or a credit card to purchase food.

Registration is required for all participants, so pre-register to save time and money. The pre-event advance registration rate is valid until March 6. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Lisa Littmann at 303-998-1900.

Part of the Purim tradition is tzedakah and giving back to the community. What better way to fulfill this mitzvah 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 make the Purim Carnival possible, including our Community Partners: Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder Center for Judaism, Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Adventure Judaism, Jewish National Fund, JCC Ranch Camp, Ramah in the Rockies, and Congregation Nevei Kodesh.

For the teenage crowd who might be a little old for groggers and costumes, celebrate Purim with BJTI’s Purim Cooking Competition on Thursday, March 5 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm! Celebrate Purim and Queen Esther by cooking for and feeding your friends with our Chopped-inspired, food cook-off. Challenge your friends to a hummus-making competition, or sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Registration is required.

For our Flatiron Tribe crowd (ages 21-45), celebrate Purim with a night at the arcade on Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at Tilt Pinball in Louisville. Bring your crew and game on! 

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