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Purim Celebration Events Around Puget Sound

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Purim is a festive celebration of the Jewish deliverance from the Persians as told in the Book of Esther. Kids and adults alike can dress up in costume, eat delicious foods and make charitable gifts to others. Here is where you can find a Purim celebration in Puget Sound.

SJCC Purim Carnival and PJ Library Storytime
Sunday, March 4
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
http://www.sjcc.org

Join the SJCC and The PJ Library for an afternoon of exciting Purim events! Free for the whole community! Purim Land for kids 5 and younger, storytime with The PJ Library, Music and Entertainment, Costume Contest and Prizes, Purchase tickets for carnival games, inflatable toys, face painting and more! Hamenteschen and Lunch for sale.

Shaarei Tikvah: Gates of Hope A Purim Celebration for People of All Abilities
Sunday, March 4, 2012
3:00pm
Congregation Beth Shalom
6800 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.jfsseattle.org

A joyful, inclusive and accessible, community-wide celebration with music, activities, and a special Purim Spiel. Led by Cantor David Serkin-Poole and other special guests. Costumes encouraged – join the parade! Nosh hamentaschen! All ages welcome to join the fun!

Purim Party – A Jewish Masquerade
Sunday, March 4
9:30pm
Chop Suey
1325 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98122
206.324.8005
http://www.chopsuey.com

Seattle Jewish Productions Proud To Present: Purim Party – A Jewish Masquerade. $10/person. 21+.

Purim Evening Celebration
Wednesday, March 7
7:00pm
Temple Beth Am
2632 Northeast 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
206.525.0915
http://www.templebetham.org

A musical, laugh-out-loud, Glee-themed Purim Spiel with a BOUNCY surprise! Dress in costume, enjoy homemade hamantaschen, shake your groggers, hear the Megillah and have a blast. All ages welcome.

Pancakes for Purim
Wednesday, March 7
5:15pm
Temple Beth El
5975 South 12th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
http://www.templebethel18.org

Temple Beth el Presents A Topsy-Turvy Purim with “Brinner” (breakfast for dinner). Register online.

Purim Carnival & Coffeehouse
Sunday, March 11
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
1441 16th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.tdhs-nw.org

Family fun at Temple De Hirsch Sinai’s annual Purim carnival. Come in costume and bring the family for GAMES, PRIZES, FOOD and FUN! Grown-ups can enjoy the espresso cart mimosas, bagels and lox! $10 suggested donation.

Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 11
12:00pm
Temple Beth Am
2632 Northeast 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
206.525.0915
http://www.templebetham.org

Temple Beth Am will become one GIANT carnival for children ages 4-12. Balloon art, face painting, giant bouncy castle, spin art, balloon typhoon, hoop shoot, art projects, dunk tank, sponge toss and tons more fun games. Win tickets and redeem them for cool prizes at our prize booth.We will even have a free toddler room for children ages 3 and under. The carnival lunch meal includes all-beef hot dog or mac and cheese, chips and fruit crisps. Order tickets online.

Secular Jewish Circle
Friday, March 16
6:30pm – 9:30pm
117 East Louisa Street
Seattle, WA 98102
206.528.1944 ‎
secularjewishcircle.org

This event occurs during our regular Shabbat Potluck evening, but with some big twists! Well, twists, turns – a little feet stomping and hand clapping. Yes, there will be a band. Shirel and the Jewbilees will delight us with silly songs and a little rock ‘n roll. You’ll also be delighted by the newly re-formed SJC Player’s presentation of “Purim Schpiel” – adapted by Neil Starkman. Please bring food that doesn’t need preparation. (The kitchen is being renovated). Most importantly – WEAR COSTUMES. (It’s so much fun when you do.) And invite your friends!

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