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Evening Schedule 

3:30-5:30pm: Religious School (stay for the evening Purim celebrations immediately following!)
5:30pm: Community Dinner (Osher Marin JCC) - RSVP HERE!
6pm: Purim Spiel (Osher Marin JCC Hoytt Theater)
7pm: Teen Purim After-Party (Osher Marin JCC Kurland Lounge)

Save the date and join us in Barbie's Dream House (aka Shushan)! Costumes are highly encouraged: go as pink as you want, or not at all...anything goes! This evening will be a blast for all ages. The holiday of Purim is a respite from daily life, as we celebrate in community, with food, drink, song, and an exuberant re-telling of the Purim story. You won't want to miss this beloved annual tradition, with a new twist!

Purim Mitzvah Moments

Bring a box or two of mac and cheese, dried beans, or rice to use as graggers (noisemakers to drown out the name of Haman whenever it is called), and then donate them to the SF-Marin Food Bank, by placing them in our bin in the JCC Lobby.

Come to the Purimspiel and pick up a mishloach manot (a gift bag of food) from us to deliver to homebound community members who are unable to celebrate with us in person.

What to expect 

An evening of zany, storytelling fun and merriment,  beginning with a community dinner at 5:15pm. One of the primary themes of Purim is the upside-down nature of the holiday: a celebration in which we are encouraged to embrace a reality different from our norm. What's up is down, and what's down is up!

About Purim 

The story of Purim is told in the Book of Esther, in which the Persian king Ahashverosh banished his queen Vashti for failing to obey his every command, then married a new bride, Esther. Esther was told to keep her Jewish faith a secret by her cousin, Mordecai. When Mordecai refused to bow down before Haman, the Royal Vizier, Haman plotted to kill all the Jews as revenge.

Mordecai persuaded Esther to risk her life by going to the king without being summoned and revealing her faith. After inviting the king and Haman to a great feast, she revealed that she was Jewish and persuaded the king to allow the Jews to defend themselves against Haman’s plot. The Jews defeated the assassins, Haman was executed and Mordecai was appointed to take his place. Purim reminds us that, even though we face enemies, we will overcome adversity.

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