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Connecticut celebrates Purim!

In Norwalk…

Young Jewish Professionals, CT (YJP-CT) hosted a “Purim with the Stars” cocktail and networking event on March 4 at The Waypointe in Norwalk. More than 150 20- and 30-somethings from Westport, Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford and Hamden dressed up as either a Purim or Hollywood personality, strutted down a red carpet on their way to a party that included a gourmet dinner, photo booth, megillah reading and more.

YJP-CT serves as a hub for networking and social activities for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s in and around Fairfield County. For more information visit the group’s website at

CAP: At the YJP-CT Purim party: (l to r) Ben Chalfin of Stamford, YJP-CT Director Chanie Stone of Westport, Allison Zur of Stamford and Jacob Voyovitch of Stamford.


purim jcc greenwichIn Greenwich…

JCC Greenwich and PJ Library celebrated Purim with a fun weekend in early March. Little ones came dressed in their favorite costumes and were taken on an interactive musical journey through the Purim story by guest performer Isaiah Rothstein, spiritual and experiential educator at Carmel Academy. Later that weekend, parents and kids braved a snow storm to learn how to bake hamentaschen from scratch – then took their delectable creations home to share with family and friends.


purim beth elIn West Hartford…

Beth El Temple in West Hartford celebrated Purim on Wednesday night, March 4 with a Shrek Purim spiel written by Carolyn Mostel Weiser, with music by Emily Weiser. Picturecd here is the cast: (front row, l to r): Maya Winkelman, Lily Temkin, Alyssa Temkin, Jane Winkelman, Jonah Winkelman, Baylee Krulewitz; (center row, l to r) Carolyn Mostel Weiser, Rabbi Garber, Rabbi Jim Rosen, Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum; (back row, l to r) Rayna Segelman, Bonnie Weiner, Seth Winkelman, Lori Yontef Mathog, Sadie Margolis, Nathan Schachter, and Josh Krulewitz.



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