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Purim is February 25-26, we have a week's worth of fun to help you celebrate!


Purim commemorates the tale of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai saving the Jewish people from the plot of the evil Haman to kill them!  On the holiday, the story, told in the Megillah - the Scroll of Esther - is often read or depicted with humor and parody, with participants encouraged to blot out the name Haman with the sound of groggers (noisemakers) and "boo-ing."  The holiday also includes traditions of sending gifts to friends (Mishloach Manot), gifts to the poor (Matanot l'Evyonim), as well as participating in a joyous meal, and dressing up in costumes.



  For Everyone  


Purim Mitzvah Project for Family Promise Chicago North Shore

February 22-26

As part of NSCI’s Purim celebration this year, please consider assembling packages of much-needed household items and sweet treats for families who are experiencing temporary homelessness and currently being supported by Family Promise Chicago North Shore. Click here to learn more.


Animated Purim Story

Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 pm on Facebook Live *

Grab  your grogger (noise-maker), put on a festive hat and enjoy a hamentaschen snack while watching the story of Purim. Join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 25 on Facebook to enjoy an animated story of Purim voiced by NSCI clergy. We would love you to share a photo of your Purim finest, email pictures to Liz at

*You do not need a Facebook account to watch.


  For Families with Young Children  


Tot Shabbat Purim

Event has past, but you can watch the recording here.

Join NSCI clergy and song leader Alan Goodis as we welcome in Shabbat with our young friends and their parents and grandparents. Songs, stories and a puppet or two will help us experience the magic of Shabbat.

*You do not need a Facebook account to watch.


Interactive Purim "Story Tiyul" Installation

February 21-28

Special Event on Friday, February 26 at 10:00 am

A Purim "Story Tiyul" installation will be set up and available February 21-28 for folks to walk through and experience The Purim Superhero by Elisabeth Kushner.

We are inviting families with our youngest friends (zero to 3 ) to come on Friday, February 26 at 10:00 am for a special treat. Costume wearing encouraged.



  For Families with Children or Grandchildren 3 Years Old and Up  


Purim Family Experience

Event has past, but it was a blast! Thanks to everyone who joined in!

Our Family Purim Experience is moving to Zoom! Come in costume. Join in for the fun making hamantaschen from scratch, preparing “shlach manot” – a Purim gift for a friend, doing crafts, drowning out Haman’s name, playing games, and hanging out with other families. For families with children or grandchildren 3 years old and up.

The program is organized by the Goodman Center Family Engagement Task Force and the Cooking Advisory Group and sponsored by the Brotherhood. 




  For Teens  


Purim DRAG QUEEN Bingo for Teens

February 28, 2:00 pm

What says Purim better than drag?! Join us over zoom for bingo with a real life drag queen for an afternoon of laughing, comedy and of course excellent prizes. Best Purim costume will also get a prize, so come dressed :) 

Click here to register.



  Just for (Purim) Fun!   


9 Things You Didn't Know About Purim

How to Make Perfect Hamentaschen + Recipe

Learn About Other Purim Food -- it's not all about Hamentaschen!

Test Your Knowledge with this Purim Quiz!

The Story of Purim (for adults)

The Story of Purim Video from PJ Library (for kids)

Quiz: What Kind of Hamentaschen Are You?

What is Purim? An Introduction to the Holiday with BimBam

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