Tidewater celebrates Purim

February 16, 2018

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Purim, is a joyous holiday celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. This year, on February 28. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy all the Jews, as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).

Check out these Purim events happening around Tidewater:

Bina High School The Annual Purim
Carnival at the JCC
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1–4 pm
Lots of fun booths, hot dogs, Hamentashen, popcorn, prizes and more surprises.
Simon Family JCC, Virginia Beach. No RSVP needed

Chabad at the Ocean Front
Purim Cocktail Party
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8:30 pm
Chabad at the Ocean Front
210B 54TH ST. Virginia Beach
Cocktail party and Megillah reading
RSVP chabadvb@gmail.com or 757-362-2710

B’nai Israel Hear the Megilla
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:35 pm
Come in costume, hear the Megilla in its traditional tune, make noise when you hear Haman’s name and enjoy light refreshments afterward.
Congregation B’nai Israel, Norfolk

YAD Pouring through Purim
Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 pm–12 am
Norfolk’s Waterside District
300 Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Progressive Party and Scavenger Hunt. No Costumes necessary.
$25 per person until Feb 21. Two tickets for $40; tickets include a drink at each of our four stops and appetizers.
Tickets available www.JewishVA.org

B’nai Israel Purim Celebration
Thursday, March 1, 4:45–7:10 pm
Celebration will feature dessert, lively dancing, an extra-large bounce-house, Professional Balloon Creations, and more. Free admission, small fees for some activities.
Congregation B’nai Israel, Norfolk

Ohef Sholom Temple
Purim through the decades
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5 pm doors open,
6 pm dinner, 6:30 pm shpiel
A time traveling Purimshpiel, food, drinks and tons of family fun!
$5 per person, $10 per family
For more information and RSVP www.ohefsholom.org or email reservations@ohefsholom.org

Chabad Purim at the Circus
Thursday, March 1, 5–8 pm
Wyndham Garden Norfolk
700 Monticello Ave., Norfolk
Bring the whole family to “Purim at the Circus” featuring “The Twins from France,” Ryan the Balloon Guy, face painting, dinner and Megillah reading.
$18 per person until Feb. 22; $25 at the door
757-616-0770 or rabbilevi@chabadoftidewater.com RSVP www.chabadoftidewater.com/circus

Ohef Sholom Temple
the Purim Carnival
Sunday, Feb. 25, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Fun, games, great prizes and more.
Five tickets for $1 in advance, four tickets for $1 at the door
For more information and RSVP www.ohefsholom.org or email reservations@ohefsholom.org

Chabad at the Ocean Front
Hamantash Bake off
Monday, Feb. 19, 8 pm
Chabad at the Ocean Front
210B 54TH ST. Virginia Beach
Ladies! Bring on the Purim spirit early and join for a fabulous evening making and shaping Hamentashen.
RSVP chabadvb@gmail.com or 718-207-7185

Visit the Purim table in the Simon Family JCC Cardo, with fun facts, and treats for the entire family The Talmud says that “when the month of Adar arrives, we increase in joy.”

Hope you have a joyous and fortuitous Adar!

Chag Sameach to you and your families!

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