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.
10:00 – 11:00 am – A Frozen Chosen Purim Sing-Along
Hoo-hoo! Big Purim Blowout! For the first time in forever we’ll be doing a Frozen Chosen Purim! Join us for a Frozen-themed sing-along and silly service!
11:00 – 1:00 pm – Purim Carnival
Open to everyone! Invite your friends!
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Shushan Deli
Food and drink available for purchase. Gluten-free, dairy-free options will be available.
6:30 – 7:15 pm – Megillah Reading and Spirited Purim Service!
7:15 – 9:00 pm – “Yes, and…” Improv Workshop for Teens and Adults!
Does the wild story of Purim put you in the mood to do some theatrics of your own? Join us after the service and megillah reading for an improv workshop led by Mount Zion’s own Erica Solomon and Jackson Collins. We’ll warm up with fun games together and then split into smaller groups to learn the basics of improv including creating characters, building scenes, and the classic “yes, and…” rule of improv! End the evening by playing together in a “jam” of basic scenes.
Erica and Jackson teach and perform at HUGE Improv Theater in Minneapolis, and spent last summer organizing a series of showcases in support of the local improv community.