Purim Events


    Sun March 5, 2023 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Livestreaming starting at 10:00 am.

    10:00 – 11:00 am Mamma Mia Megillah shpiel and silly service!

    Purim…Mamma mia, here we go again! Join us for our silly service and hilarious Abba-themed Purim musical shpiel, featuring our talented Chai School thespians and all your favorite ABBA hits!

    11:00 – 1:00 pm Purim Carnival
    Open to everyone! Invite your friends!

    You can purchase wristbands in advance or at the door.
    $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 cash only.

    Adult Purim Extravaganza!

    Mon March 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    Join us for a joyful Purim celebration with some annual favorites and new traditions! Costumes are encouraged! Livestreaming available starting at 7pm.

    6:00 pm Shushan Deli
    Food and drink (sandwich, chips, and hamentaschen) available for $10! You can pay in advance or bring cash. We will have gluten-free, vegetarian options. If you wish, grab food and bring it to the happy hour or text study!

    6:00 pm Young Adult Happy Hour (20s/30s)
    Gather in Sisterhood Chapel to celebrate Purim with mocktails, cocktails, and good company!

    6:30 pm Intergenerational text study with Rabbi Adler 
    Rabbi Adler leads a discussion on where God is in the Purim story!

    7:00 pm Megillah Reading and Spirited Purim Service!  

    After the service: Latke/Hamentaschen Debate: The Rematch!

    Local comedians Elise Cole (who grew up at MZ) and Max Hornstein return to Mount Zion for a rematch debate on the merits of these holiday delicacies. Improv guru and MZ congregant Erica Solomon will moderate. Will the Latke or the Hamentasch reign supreme this year? Come and find out!

    Elise Cole

    Max Hornstein

    Erica Solomon

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