Purim Celebration with Special Guests Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel

Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire as recorded in the Book of Esther. It is observed by reading the Megillah, a scroll that has the story, giving gifts to friends and the poor, feasting and rejoicing, and wearing costumes. The holiday is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar and begins this year on the evening of Monday, March 6 through the evening of Tuesday, March 7, 2023.  

The Purim Celebration for families at the Boulder JCC will be on Sunday, March 5 from 2-5 pm. This program is designed for children 10 and under with their caregivers. Celebrate with costumes, Hamantashen (triangle shaped cookies), and the sharing the story of Purim!

 During the Purim Celebration:

  • Kids have the exciting opportunity to jump on several inflatables, as well as make their own Gragger,noise maker
  • Hamentashen and other treats will be available for purchase from the Whistling Boar Bakery
  • Face painting available for additional purchase
  • Book sales on location, or in advance when you register, with our partner the Boulder Book Store
  • Fleishman’s Bagels and Delicatessen Food Truck will be on site with authentic New York-style bagels and deli favorites available for purchase. 

Timeline of Events:

2 PM – Doors Open 

2:30 PM – Purim Spiel (Skit) and Costume Parade with Leah Boonin and Caroline Saliman

3:00 PM – Loud Mouse”  book reading and discussion by Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel 

4:00 PM – Purim Spiel (Skit) and Costume Parade with Leah Boonin and Caroline Saliman

Loud Mouse
From writer and teacher Cara Mentzel and her sister, Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, comes this stunning picture book about a little mouse finding her big voice. Dee loves to sing. She sings during her morning yoga. She even sings while practicing her math facts. She usually sings to herself. But when her teacher asks everyone to share something with the class, Dee knows just what to bring: a song. And as Dee sings la, la, la, la, LOUDly in front of her class for the first time, something extraordinary happens. . . Complete with gorgeous illustrations and filled with humor and heart, Loud Mouse is a clever tale about learning that sometimes your best self is big, brave, and yes, loud.

Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel, Loud Mouse

Click here to learn more and to register. Advance registration is always recommended for programs at the Boulder JCC. Using a computer instead of your mobile device will make registering easier. To make our programs accessible to all, we are happy to assist anyone with a financial need. For registration or financial support please contact Sophie Glickman at sophie.glickman@boulderjcc.org


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