Here’s a list of eight commonly asked questions on Purim. Plus a fun fact! Take a look. Purim commonly asked questionsRead More »
When You are the ‘Other’ and other Purim events
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? You were the ‘other’? There are many reasons for feeling, I’m out of place, or as a dear friend of mine says, I feel like an onion in a petunia patch. Here are some: I’m Catholic in a Jewish family; I’m Chinese and Jewish; I’m gay;…Read More »
Next Holiday Up: Purim!
Purim will begin Wednesday evening, March 7. That’s the night that synagogues typically hold their Purim Schpiel – the retelling of the Purim story. Sometimes the story is chanted from a simple scroll and many times there is a comical play telling the story. It is popular to pick a theme – like Purim according…Read More »
Purim: The Jewish Mardi Gras!
Join us for a stimulating evening of cocktails, crafts, comedy, and conversation! All adults (21 and over) are welcome to celebrate this wild and crazy holiday. No Jewish experience necessary. 7:00 – Brief & boisterous telling of the Purim story by comedian Joshua Walters 7:30- Choose from four exciting conversations: *Sasha Goldberg of Keshet &…Read More »
Cooking Jewish Whether You’re Jewish or Not: Purim
Like many other Jewish holidays, there are specific foods and activities for Purim, and of course, there is also the story of Purim. How can we combine food and family practices to make this holiday meaningful? What if you’re not Jewish but you’re responsible for your family’s holiday celebrations? Or, maybe you are Jewish, but…Read More »
A couple more Purim ideas
Want to help out by volunteering at the JCC East Bay Purim Carnival? The JCC would love to get a few volunteers to be at some of the booths. You would arrive by 1:45pm and check in with Samantha. Then from 2 to 4:30pm you’d “sell” your wares and games for the price of various…Read More »