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Purim at PSJC is a time of great joy and festivity, both for children and adults!  We read the Megillah of Esther, which tells the story of how the Jews were saved from destruction in Persia by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai.  And we celebrate!

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~All Events are Virtual~


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Shalach Manot

We make it easy for you to fulfill the mitzvah of sending gifts to PSJC friends on Purim with Shalach Manot! New this year: people who send to the whole community will have the ability to send personalized greetings to those they choose!

This year, EVERY MEMBER HOUSEHOLD who signs up will be able to pick-up or receive a Shalach Manot and PSJC Purim @ Home supplies. Since we still can't physically be together on Purim, PSJC has created "Purim @Home Kits," to enhance your holiday and make it easier to celebrate together on Zoom.  Purim kits include: a Megillah, song sheets, instructions for constructing eco-friendly groggers and other fun items to make your holiday authentic and special, even over Zoom.  By participating in the Shalach Manot campaign, not only are you letting a friend know you are thinking of them, but you are also supporting programming at PSJC, and your personal contribution to our programming will be recognized via a card included in the bag. 


This year we have TWO forms to fill out (please fill out BOTH):

1. Shalach Manot Campaign

Note: Fill out this form to participate in the annual Shalach Manot fundraiser while sending Purim greetings to friends!


2. Purim @Home Kit Sign-Up

Note: This form is for RECEIVING your PSJC Shalach Manot and Purim @ Home supplies.

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Friday 2/12/21 & Saturday 2/13/21

Rosh Hodesh Adar +

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’simcha! When Adar enters, joy increases, so, let the month of Happiness begin! Only 15 costume prepping days until Purim. More about the fun of Adar soon.

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Friday 2/19/21

Kabbalat Shabbat with Judy Ribnick

Including songs for the Purim season and virtual dinner.


Saturday 2/20/21 at 6:30PM

Mock Treyf @Home Banquet & Latke-Hamentaschen Debate

A banquet of your favorite “fake treyf” foods—all from the comfort of your own home. You won't want to miss the Latke-Hamentaschen debate, an annual (or so) tradition at PSJC where the relative value of the latke and the Hamentaschen are debated in hysterical spoof-style by the great intellects of PSJC.  This year our honorary faculty are Josh Spiro, Elizabeth Wollman and Robert Squillace.  It promises to be one of the funniest nights of the year!


Thursday 2/25/21 at 6:30PM

PSJC Megillah Reading 

Esther, Mordechai, Vashti, Achashverosh, and “he who shall not be named” will be with us.  Be sure to join us as well for our Purim Megillah reading and Spiel. Complete with dramatic presentations from our children, a spiel interspersed amidst the chapters of the Megillah, homemade groggers, masks, costumes, and loads of fun, Purim at PSJC may be on zoom, but the fun is still contagious.


Thursday 2/25/21 during the Megillah Reading

Purim Spiel

Thursday night during the Megillah reading, sing along with this year’s spielers, the “Not Quite Ready for PurimTime Players.”

8AM on 2/26/21

Purim Services/Megillah

Didn’t get enough the night before?  Join us for Purim morning services and some more of Megillat Esther

Saturday 2/27/21

Party at the Palace

Right after Shabbat, put on your dancing shoes and cocktail attire and join us to Party at the Palace, a celebration of Purim, complete with a "live" DJ, dancing, trivia, games, and more...with something for everyone! Pre-party for our youngest guests and a post-party for those who want to keep the fun going.

View the Video:
Making Latkes and Hamentashen with

Dina Nadler Serber