Purim Events

    Text, Tonics, and Trivia: An Adult Purim Evening featuring Trivia Mafia

    Sat March 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Adults only, 13+
    Join us for a joyful Purim celebration with some annual favorites and new traditions!
    Costumes are encouraged!

    Livestreaming  will begin at 7pm.

    5:30 pm TEXT: Intergenerational text study with Rabbi SpilkerIn person and via Zoom
    Rabbi Spilker leads a discussion on whether drinking and feasting can serve God.

    6:00 pm TONICS: Shushan Deli and Bar
    Cost: $18 per person, Buy tickets in advance
    Pricing includes sandwiches from Helen Pang’s local catering company Roots for the Soul, chips, hamantaschen, and one drink ticket. The bar will consist of Purim-themed cocktail s and mocktails.  We will have gluten-free and vegetarian options. If you wish, grab food and bring it to the text study! You can also pay by credit card or cash at the Shushan Deli.

    7:00 pm TRIVIA: Out-of-the-box Adult Purim Eve Featuring Trivia Mafia!

    Which country has the unicorn as its national animal? Which of the six main characters on the TV show “Friends” never got married? What year was Mount Zion founded? What was Haman’s wife’s name? Whether you know zero of these answers or all four, whether you bring your own team or create one on the spot, we want you to join us for an intergenerational trivia night, produced by Twin Cities-based Trivia Mafia! Trivia Mafia is a thriving trivia operation staffed by impassioned and creative trivia-lovers and driven by a mission to create the world’s best trivia experiences. Trivia will be mostly general knowledge,

    interspersed with shtick, Megillah reading, and a few Mount Zion and Megillah trivia rounds thrown in for fun!

    Silly Service and Purim Shpiel

    Sun March 24, 2024 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Adults and children, please join us at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary for a brief silly Purim service and Esther’s Story: Taylor’s Version, the Taylor Swift-themed Purim shpiel performed by our very own Mount Zion Religious School students and featuring your favorite Taylor Swift songs (with a Megillah twist)! Come in costume and stay for our super fun Purim Carnival! Please note there are not regular Religious School classes this morning and students must attend with an adult!

    Purim Carnival

    Sun March 24, 2024 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Open to everyone! Invite your friends!

    Avoid the line and purchase wristbands for kids in advance!

    Cost: $15/one child; $25/two children; $35/three or more children. This cost includes all activities but does not include food or drink, which will be available for purchase with cash or card.

    Want to volunteer at a booth? Sign up here.

    Want to sponsor a booth? Sign up here.

Purim at Mount Zion

The Best Jewish Holiday for All Ages!

Purim commemorates the story of Esther, who rescued the Jews of ancient Persia (now Iran) from persecution. Traditions include dressing in costume and eating hamantaschen (triangular stuffed pastries). It is our Spring time (!) chance for some fun! At Mount Zion, we celebrate the holiday with a Brief Service, Megillah Reading, and performance. This celebration often includes a Shushan Deli, where food may be purchased. Then we hold a carnival on a Sunday during Religious School, in which we have a brief version of the Purim Service & Megillah Reading and then a Purim Carnival, which is open to everyone (invite your friends)! Learn more about Purim.

Purim Playlist