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We have programming for everyone that will make PURIM a FUN HOLIDAY for ALL! So put on your costume, grab your gragger, make some noise and get ready to celebrate PURIM 2021!

A Message from our 2019-2021 Marcus Cohort

Megillah Readings - February 25-26

Click the images below for more details and Zoom links for our Family Traditional and Morning minyan Megillah Reading. We also can't wait to laugh the night away afterwards with Nest Theatre where we will get to participate and and contribute to the Improv show. 


CLICK HERE for printable signs for the Megillah Reading

CLICK HERE for a Purim Megillah coloring book.

Family Megillah Reading
with the Bible Players
6:30 pm

Minyan & Traditional 
Megillah Reading
6:45 pm

Comedy Show
8:00 pm

Morning Minyan and
Megillah Reading
7:00 am


An Historical Introduction to the Laws of Purim with Rabbi Noah Bickart 
January 29 - February 19
12:00 pm 

We will trace the ways the laws of Purim have developed from the text of the Megillah (The Biblical Book of Esther) through Modern Codes. We will study together the way that the performance of these commandments translates the values of the holiday into the living reality of the Jewish (and broader) community. Zoom, Meeting ID: 883 1161 5204.

Purim Art Studio with Marjorie Falk
February 17 & 24
5:00 pm

Want to tap into your creative mode? Marjorie Falk will teach us about art and artists from various cultures that have used disguise and beautification to create. We will be guided in making our own Purim art project. No experience necessary. A material list will be provided for you to create from home.

Session 1: Mask making 
Session 2: Whole body costumes.
Zoom, Meeting ID969 3506 6842

ATID Masquerade
Shabbat Dinner
Friday, February 19
7:00 pm

Calling all 20s & 30s:  You're invited to join ATID for a masquerade Shabbat dinner. Everyone attending will receive a free dinner (catered by Kantina) & a mask that can be picked up at B'nai Jeshurun on Thursday from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Then join us on Zoom as we celebrate Shabbat and get ready for Purim. You are guaranteed to have a fun night with games & mixers, meeting new people, and seeing who’s behind the mask at our Masquerade Shabbat! Register online by Sunday, February 14 to receive your free Shabbat dinner and Zoom link. Contact Shani Kadis to learn more.

Hamentashen Baking
Sunday, February 21
10:30 am

Purim is almost here! Join us for a fun morning of filling, baking and decorating delicious unique Hamentashen! Learn tips and tricks as we bake along with Meghann Hennen. Meghann is local baker and preschool teacher. Her business, Challah @ Meg specializes in flavored and filled challah. No-charge for B'nai Jeshurun members; $8 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link and ingredient list upon registration. Register online.

with Pam Wiznitzer
Monday, February 22
7:00 pm

Drink and be merry is one of the mitzvot of Purim so what better way than to learn how to create a new concoction for this fun holiday. Pam will show us how to prepare two alcoholic drinks that relate to Purim. See the list of ingredients and cocktails she will be making here and make your drinks together with us! Click here to see Pam's bio. Zoom, Meeting ID962 2219 6647

Purim Insights with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
Tuesday, February 23

Discuss the hidden secrets of the holiday and new insights into the Megillah. Zoom,
Meeting ID: 923 6243 3873

Purim Kinder Shabbat
Friday, February 26
10:30 am

(Mishpachot/young families) 
Dress in in costume as we celebrate Purim and prepare for Shabbat. We'll sings songs with special guest Ianina Dana, who will join us to sing in Hebrew with her Purim puppets along with Mr. Chuck.  Zoom, Meeting ID: 233 169 518.

Purim Puppet Fun
Sunday, February 28
11:00 am

We are excited to virtually bring in the award-winning WonderSpark Puppets of NYC for this special morning. We will watch a performance of Esther Saves the Day! and then everyone will have the chance to try out their puppet making skills in a workshop led by one of the puppeteers. Register online.

The Amazing 
Purim Race
Sunday, February 28
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Grab your phones and hop off of Zoom because we are taking part in a digital scavenger hunt. Once we say "go!”,your team will be on their own completing missions around your home and Cleveland. Your goal will be to complete as many missions as you can as you compete against other BJC teams throughout the afternoon. 

Register online.

What you should know:
• Open to all ages!
• You must have access to a mobile device (not a computer) with wireless access. This can be a phone or tablet and you will need to download the GooseChase app.
• We will kick-off the race together on Zoom at 12:45 pm (link will be provided when you register). During this time you will learn how the game works and we’ll answer any questions you have

Sunday, February 28
5:30 - 6:00 pm

Join together as we recap Purim 2021 with a Purim video created by Chad Cohen. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes to the loudest gragger we heard and so much more. We'll recognize those who helped us throughout the week and our BJC family will be together one more time (on Zoom) to celebrate the silliest holiday of the year. Zoom, Meeting ID: 989 4667 3261..

Fri, August 12 2022 15 Av 5782