What Happens at Purim, Does NOT Stay at Purim!

February 22, 2016

What’s Happening

Saturday, March 19, 8 pm

Or at least it probably won’t—not this year anyway. UJFT’s Young Adult Division is getting ready for its annual Purim Party. This year, it’s Las Vegas style.

The 2016 YAD Purim Party promises Elvis impersonators, showgirls, casino tables, basically anything that could be hoped for in Tidewater meets Vegas party.

The event, sponsored by Tidewater Home Funding, invites guests 22–45 years old to come in costume or Vegas cocktail attire—the more inventive and creative, the better.

A joyous and festive time for the Jewish people, Purim celebrates the biblical story of good triumphing over evil. Revelers are encouraged to dress up, and even to go a little wild.

“It’s a little bit like a St. Paddy’s Day or Mardi Gras celebration for the Jewish community,” says Ashley Zittrain, co-chair of the event. “Anyone who has been to a YAD holiday party in the past couple of years knows how much fun we have.”

The food, music, drinks and surprises must be experienced firsthand to believe.

“Last year’s party was such a success and everyone had such an incredible time that people started early to plan what they’re going to wear this year, and to get their friends involved,” says Zittrain.

In Israel, Purim is a huge nation-wide celebration where costumes and street parties are common, and that everyone gets involved—young and old, religious and secular.

Tickets for What Happens at Purim Stays at Purim are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Visit www.JewishVA.org/PurimParty to see photos from last year’s party, reserve tickets, and get more information.

by Leah Abrams

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