Purim is celebrated by the reading of the Scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillat Esther, which relates the basic story of Purim. Under the rule of King Ahashuerus, Haman, the King’s prime minister, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of the land from destruction. The reading of the megillah is typically a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman’s name is read aloud.
Annual Purim Carnival
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020
Purim is a time for all ages to dress up in silly costumes, eat hamantashen, and be merry. This year’s Purim Carnival will feature carnival games with prizes, a costume parade, face painting, henna art, a fortune teller, balloon animals, two jugglers who do magic, chair massage, and a teen ping pong/game room.
PLUS: Adults-only Casino room with beer and wine available for purchase.
Pizza by the slice, salad, sundaes, popcorn, hamanatashen, and beverages will be available for purchase with carnival tickets.
Tickets for activities and food are 2 for $1 at the door. Or purchase a FAMILY DISCOUNT CARD (25% off) by March 15: Includes 1 whole cheese pizza, 1 salad, 4 drinks (non-alcoholic), & 40 tickets — good for games, activities, and food. Order your Family Discount Card online.
Photos from Purims past: