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 Events

    A Totally Rad 80s Purim

    February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    For all ages!

    5:00 p.m. – Shushan Deli (Food available for purchase)
    Are you hungrier than Haman? Find out at the Shushan Deli. Feed your stomach and stimulate your brain.
    Food available for purchase, including various beverages, Subway sandwiches, pizza, chips, and cookies. Gluten-free options are pasta, chips, and cookies.

    5:45 p.m. – Brief Service, Megillah Reading, and
    A Totally Rad 80s Purim! Shpiel
    Grab a koosh ball, a Rubik’s cube, and a can of Tab and get ready for a, like, totally bodacious Purim!
    Come dressed in your favorite 80s garb: legwarmers, shoulder pads, member’s only jacket, stirrup pants, acid-washed denim, and scrunchies…we want to see it all! Please note: this will be the only performance of the shpiel.

    Watch a preview!

    Megillah reading and service will be in the Sanctuary and will be live-streamed. The shpiel will take place in Margolis Hall and will be on Facebook Live.

    There will be an ASL interpreter.

    7:15-8:30 p.m. – Imagining Esther – #MeToo and Resistance (in Harris Chapel)
    Led by Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker and Amy Ariel
    An adult study of Esther actualizing righteous influence in the midst of a kingdom based on the abuse of power.
    Drinks provided (seltzers, ciders & beers).

    Purim Carnival

    March 4, 2018 at 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

    10:15 a.m. – Morning Service – Purim Style – and 80s Sing-a-long!

    11:00 a.m.-1 p.m. – Purim Carnival – Open to Everyone! Invite your Friends!
    Purim is right around the corner! We need YOUR help to make the carnival a success!
    Booth Sponsorship You can sponsor all or part of an inflatable, game, food, and more. Sponsor a booth. Volunteers We’re looking for lots of help to run all the fun activities, as well as set-up and clean-up volunteers! Sign up to volunteer.

    Questions? Contact Sue Summit.