It’s a Purim Painting Party!

Join the Boulder County Center for Judaism for a fabulous virtual painting event.

A young artist at work.

Painting is fun. Purim is fun. Painting (virtually) with friends while learning about Purim is fun squared.

What are you doing on the evening of Wednesday, February 10th from 6:00 to 7:30?

We thought so…

Let’s stay in together and, in less than two hours, each create our own version of the same beautiful painting. FOR FREE!

In truth, our lives can be compared to an intricate work of art, perhaps yours is a painting with each stroke adding color, intensity, and meaning, and the entire project illustrating your experience.

Our teacher, Tanya Zbili, whose approach to painting encompasses that idea. “Painting is the way I communicate all that is on my mind and all that is hidden – deep down in my heart and soul.”

Tanya is a Toronto-based painter who has been bringing her mobile painting party to homes for six years. Covid has meant no more travel or group gatherings. A request from someone in Montreal that she attempt a virtual paint party was “an absolute hit”, inspiring her to take her show off the road and onto the screen.

Tanya in her Toronto studio

She is motivated by the fact that participants, “create something they never thought possible. People who have never painted before turn a blank canvas into a work of art.

She has led painting parties all over Canada and the US, Europe, even Hong Kong and while she sometimes misses the “personal interaction” of in-person events, in the post-pandemic world she will offer both options.

Our Purim Painting Party, at which we will be recreating this beautiful image of Shabbat candlesticks, is open to men and women, boys and girls, tweens, teens, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, bubbes, zaidies – whoever’s in your house or on your zoom list.

What we will be painting.

While we paint, we will be treated to a short talk about the meaning of Purim beyond the masks and the drinking and an interactive Purim game.

Participation is free, but you will need a few things – many of which you already have on hand. Or you can order a complete kit from the Boulder County Center for Judaism for only $18 (if you pick it up in South Boulder; $25 if you want it mailed to you). Use this link for the purchase.

Reservations must be received by February 6th.

This event is in honor of Chany’s grandfather, Yosef Dovid Goldewurm, of blessed memory, who she recalls as kind, fun, warm, and with a perpetual twinkle in his eyes. His yahrzeit is the following day.

Contact Chany Scheiner at boulderjudaism@gmail.com for more information and to make your reservation.

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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