Celebrate Purim with Food Drive, Baking Hamantaschen

The Boulder JCC has a number of Purim programs and opportunities for you to get in the spirit of the holiday. 

Family Fun

Leah Boonin and Caroline Saliman will tell the story of Purim with music and special surprises in 20 minutes or less on Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 pm. This Purim Shpiel will be held outside and in-person for up to 25 families. Bring your own chairs, warm blankets, and hot chocolate and enjoy the fun. We will have a designated spot for your family to enjoy the show at a safe distance. Costumes are welcome and encouraged! Advance registration is required

We will also have a contactless food drive for Community Food Share in the parking lot of the Boulder JCC on Sunday, February 21 from 12:00 -3:00 pm. Please help our community by donating to the food drive. If you can’t make it to the in-person drive, please participate virtually.

Click here for a list of foods that are especially needed at this time.

Everyone on the farm is getting in on the Purim fun. Join us for a special virtual edition of Farmside Shabbat on Friday, February 26 at 10:00 am. Virtually tour the farm, sing Purim songs, and say the blessings for Shabbat. Free and open to the community. Accessible and fun for kids 0-7 and their caregivers. Everyone can dress up in their favorite costume to join in the fun. Register here. 

Cooking and Food

All Boulder bakers are encouraged to enter their best hamantaschen recipe from February 1-19 during the Great Boulder Hamantaschen Bake Off with judging taking place on February 21. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter. Entries will be in three age divisions: 10 and under, 11-17, and 18+. Every baker will be able to enter in two categories – Sweet or Savory with a Gluten Free dough and Sweet or Savory with Traditional Flour dough. All the rules for entry can be found HERE.

Hamantaschen is the traditional treat for the holiday of Purim. Learn how to make delicious hamantaschen with Mitten Lowe on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 pm. Mitten will teach a traditional flour and a gluten-free recipe. This is a perfect family activity for Purim. The recipe will be sent one week prior to class. Register here

About Shari Schnee

Shari Blake Schnee is the Shalom Family and Camp Director at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC).

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