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PURIM AROUND CONNECTICUT!

There’s lots of Purim fun planned for party-goers of all ages all across the state.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Greenwich – Purim Costume Party with JCC Greenwich and PJ Library; guest performer Isaiah Rothstein, for kids under 5, older sibling helpers are welcome; 4-5 p.m.; at the YMCA, 50 E. Putnam Ave., jccgreenwich.org or (203) 552-1818. $10

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

West Hartford – Hamantaschen Baking Party; 7 p.m.; Moishe House, 157 Quaker Lane South, moishehousehartford.com.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Bridgeport – Purim Celebration co-hosted by Congregations Rodeph Sholom (Bridgeport) and Beth El (Fairfield); games, prizes, BBQ lunch, raffle, silent auction; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; at Rodeph Sholom, 2385 Park Ave.,

(203) 334-0159, (203) 374-5544. Tickets at the door.

Chester – Purim Spiel and Carnival, with kids costume parade and games for families with kids 3-12; lunch may be purchased; 10 a.m. – noon; Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, (860) 526-8920.

Greenwich – Sunday Funday: Purim Hamantashen baking workshop for kids ages 5-7; 3:45 – 5 p.m.; JCC Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, jccgreenwich.org.

Norwalk – Purim Carnival; noon; Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Ave., (203) 866-0148.

Woodbridge – Character Dance Party, dress like your favorite princess or superhero, with food, games and DJ; 12:30-3 p.m.; JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., (203) 387-2522 or laurar@jccnh.org.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Westport – Hadassah Playgroup and Membership Event, with Purim costume party for kids ages 2-5; 5 p.m; at a private home, missmarna23@yahoo.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

Bridgeport – Megillah reading, costume parade, buffet dinner (deli and vegeterian); Reading at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.; Rodeph Sholom, 2385 Park Ave., (203) 334-0159, (203) 334-5544, www.rodephsholom.com. $15/ages 12+; $10/ages 4-11; FREE/under 3.

Glastonbury – Glow in the Dark Purim, with megillah reading, pasta bar, masquerade, and more; 5:30 p.m.; Chabad Jewish Center; 25 Harris St., www.ChabadER.com. $8/person; kids in costume are FREE.

New York – Purim Night Fever for Jewish Singles 35-50; masquerade party and disco dancing; 9 p.m., 2 a.m.; 230 5th Ave., Register online: www.JSTFEvents.com.

Stamford – Purim “Shanahnah with Sandi,” for children 6 months to 2 years with parents or caregivers; songs, movement activities, stories and a snack; 9:15- 10 a.m.; Stamford JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, 458 Lakeside Drive, Reservations required: (203) 322-6541. $5/child

West Hartford – Purim 2015; program for young children at 5 p.m.; Purim carnival from 5:30-7 p.m., with games, prizes, and dinner available at “Shushan Café;” “A Shrek Purim” shpiel at 7 p.m.; and Maariv service in chapel at 8 p.m., followed by reading of Megillah, Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., (860) 233-9891.

West Hartford – Fiesta Purim Ole, with services at 5:15 p.m., Megillah reading, build your own burrito bar, kids crafts and activities, jalapeño eating contest, salsa dancing instruction and more; Beth David Synagogue, 20 Dover Rd., www.bethdavidwh.org. $12/adults; $8/children 3-12.

Westport – Purim with the Stars hosted by Young Jewish Professionals; dress as your favorite Hollywood star, full kosher buffet, open bar, For more details: www.YJPCT.org

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Fairfield – Purim Under the Sea, with buffet dinner, Bubblemania show, sea crafts and child-friendly reading of Megillah; 5:15 p.m.; Chabad of Fairfield, 1571 Stratfield Rd., (203) 373-7551. $12/child; $18/adults; $65/family max.

Greenwich – Shir Ami Purim fun: “A Literary Character for You and Me”; 7:30 p.m.; at a private home; kristinshirami@gmail.com

Milford – Purim “Under the Sea” Celebration; buffet dinner, Megillah reading, and make-your-own candy sushi and crafts; 5 p.m.; Hebrew Congregation Woodmont/Chabad, 15 Edgefield Ave., (203) 878-4569 or www.jewishmilford.com.

West Hartford – Hebrew HealthCare Purim Carnival; hamantaschen, cotton candy, games and prizes; 2:30-4:45 p.m.; HHC, 1 Abrahms Blvd., RSVP: (860) 523-3859. $5 donation/adults or iTunes gift card.

West Hartford – Chabad of Hartford “Purim in Outer Space”; HollyRock Brain Challenge interactive game show, dinner, music, crafts, activities; have your photo taken on the moon; 5 p.m.; Megillah reading at 4 p.m.; at Hebrew High School of New England, 300 Bloomfield Ave., RSVP: (860) 232-1116.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Westport – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism Purim Celebration; costume parade, Purim spiel, carnival games, face-painting, and hamantashen bake-off; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; at Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave., (203) 293-8867 or info@humanisticjews.org.

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