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Purim 2019.2

Happy Purim! Be Happy, It's Adar! 

Adar is the Hebrew month in which we celebrate Purim. Purim is all about wearing costumes, making noise, and eating triangle shaped cookies called Hamantashen. There are so many ways for your family to celebrate! 

Here are some great Purim resources from PJ Library

Share the story of Purim with your child through these age appropriate books:

The Purim Story for Kids 5 & Under
The Purim Story for Kids Ages 5+

Find a Purim Celebration near you:


Congregation Beth Shalom
Purim Carnival for all ages! Lots of games and activities  Wear your costume!
Sunday March 17th at 11:30am
No entrance fee - 10 tickets for $5 for games and food.
No RSVP necessary

Young Family Dinner & Purim Celebration

Wednesday March 20th at 5:30pm                              

Young family dinner begins at 5:30 pm followed by our family friendly Purim Celebration at 6:15 pm including songs, music, costume parade and Megillah reading.


Congregation Solel
Purim Goes Pop!
Join us for a re-telling of the Purim story with remixes of songs from artists like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Zedd, and more! Afterwards, hang out at our carnival for games, a bounce castle, and food!
Sunday March 17th at 9:45am
No RSVP necessary

Temple Beth-El
Join us for the Purim Carnival! Bring a box of hot or cold kosher cereal to be donated to the ARK. 
Sunday March 17th, Carnival is open to those with disabilities from 10:00am. 10:30am and open to all from 10:30am - 12:00pm.
$15 per child (Proceeds support TBE Youth Programming)
No RSVP necessary

Beth Emet Synagogue

Sunday March 17th at 10:30am
10:30--Purim shpiel (skit), singing and costume parade
11:00 a.m. – Purim Carnival Open to Families with Young Children.
12:00 p.m. – Purim Carnival Open to All.
Costumes encouraged for kids and adults!
Note: The carnival opens at 10:00 am for families who need special accommodations. 

The Purim shpiel is open to all. Carnival games and lunch available for purchase.


North Shore Congregation Israel

Sunday March 17th at 9:15am

Carnival games, crafts & snacks. Costumes encouraged.

No cost & open to the community.

Register Here

Beth Tikvah Congregation

Aloha Esther

Sunday March 17th at 11:00am

Come join our annual Purim Schpiel and Carnival for children and parents, including Games, Prizes, Food, Face Painting, Photo Booth, and more! Activities for all ages!! What is Purim?
11:00 am - Shpiel (Story) with Chorale & Kolan (Sanctuary)
12:00 pm - Carnival (Classrooms) & Food (Chaveyron)
1:45 pm - Games Close; Redeem Tickets (Front Lobby)


Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation 

Join us for a Family Purim service led by Rabbi Adam Chalom. Following the service, is a costume parade (both children and adults can dress up!) down the hall to our Purim Celebration. Our Celebration includes a variety of activity stations including carnival games for children of all ages including face painting, make + take your own hamantaschen, photo booth, and more! We also have several community service projects. And, come ready with your best recipe for our 2nd Annual Hamantaschen Bake-Off! Or, just come ready to try them all!  

Sunday March 17th at 10:30am

Free, donations are welcome

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North Suburban Synagogue Beth El 

Purim Zootopia

Join us for music and an interactive explanation of Purim along with a festival celebration including jugglers, bubbles, face-painting and more including a free dinner for families with children 7th grade and younger.

Sunday March 20th at 5:00pm



Congregation Or Shalom

Sunday March 17th at 10:15
10:15 am - Purim Parade, Singing and Spiel
11:00 am - 12:30 - Purim Carnival
Come dressed in your favorite costume.

20-game carnival punch cards are $18. Each child will receive 15 free prize tickets!

Register Here

Temple Beth Israel

Purim Carnival, Dinner and Megillah Reading

Wednesday March 20th at 4:15pm 

Purim celebration beginning at 4:15pm with our fabulous carnival. Dinner will be provided by the TBI Brotherhood and will include hot dogs with veggie options. The megillah reading will take place immediately following dinner at 7:00pm sharp. Bring a box of Macaroni and Cheese to use as a greggar. Following the megillah reading, we will donate all the boxes to the Niles Township Food Pantry.



Emanuel Congregation
Purim Carnival: Super Heroes
Super Hero themed fun for all! Celebrate Purim with games, costumes, crafts, food, and fun!
Sunday March 17th at 12:00pm
No admission fee, just the cost of game tickets and food items. 

Shabbat-A-Tot Purim Party

Saturday March 23th at 10:15am 

Ages 0-6. Celebrate Purim with costumes, music, food, and fun!


Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation

Children's Purim Event

Wednesday March 20th at 5:00pm   

Child-oriented telling of Megillat Esther, a magic show, costume parade, chesed project, and pizza dinner for the kids!
Register Here

Anshe Emet

Anshe Emet's Purim carnival. Come play, jump, enjoy lunch, and win prizes! Be sure to visit our fabulous "Purim Playpen" - a mini-carnival designed especially for kids 5 and under!

The carnival is opening early at 10am for families with kids 3 & under and for kids with special needs.  

Sunday March 17th at 10:00am                                                                                                                         

Cost differs for members and non members

Register Here

Purim Young Family Dinner

Join us for a little dinner before Megillah and welcome in the holiday with other families with kids your kids' ages.

Wednesday March 20th at 6:00pm

Cost differs for members and non members

Register Here

Anshe Emet Young Family Megillah Telling!

Experience the Purim story in this musical, interactive telling specifically for families with kids 4 and under.

Wednesday March 20th, 6:45pm-7:15pm




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