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Family Purim Party
Thursday, February 21, 5-7 pm
Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St., SB
All are welcome, free of charge.
Costume parade and dance party! Colorful mask decorating, noisy grogger creations, and yummy food, including Make-Your-Own Hamantashans (traditional holiday cookies)!
Come in costume to get a free raffle ticket! (More available for purchase at the party.)
or contact Program Coordinator Corin Koren, at 805-957-1115 x109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, PJ Library and Beit HaYeladim Preschool.
Among all Jewish High Holidays, Purim is one of the most festive and fun! Purim celebrates the story told in the biblical Book of Esther, in which the evil Haman plots to exterminate the Jewish people of ancient Persia, but is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai, who are Jewish. Celebrations include a carnival atmosphere, costumes, bringing gifts of food, and reading aloud the story of Purim from the Biblical book of Esther, also called "the Megillah." When the name of Haman is read, people stomp their feet, hiss, boo, or shake noisemakers ("groggers") to obliterate his name.