Purim in Mexico” is Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel’s creative twist to this year’s community celebration of Purim, the holiday commemorating the Jewish people’s salvation in Persia of old. The festivities will be held at The Holmdel Community Center, 6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, on Wednesday, February 28th ar 6:00 p.m., featuring a Mexican style Kosher buffet dinner accompanied by a live Mariachi band.
Special activities will include decorating maraca’s, pinata, a costume contest, a slide show depicting the story of Purim, the serving of Hamentashen, and much more..
Billed as the most joyous date on the Jewish calendar, the daylong holiday commemorates the nullification in 356 B.C.E. of a Persian decree calling for the extermination of the Jewish people throughout the Persian Empire, as told in the biblical Book of Esther. Chabad’s original spin on the age-old holiday has helped bring the spirit of Purim to Holmdel year after year.
“It combines ancient Jewish traditions with a modern twist,” said Shmaya Galperin, Rabbi of The Chabad Jewish Center. “We focus on doing interesting and innovative programs that will maximize the enjoyment for young and old alike, yet still keeping with the holiday theme”.
The event is focused primarily on spirit, fun, and tradition. “Everyone is sure to have a great time!”
In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume of their choice and win a prize. The event is a community-wide program, and all are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background. Al- inclusive admission: Children $12; Adult $18; Family $54.
For more information about Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel’s Purim festivities or the holiday of Purim, contact Rabbi Shmaya & Rochi Galperin at 732 772 1998 or visit www.JewishHolmdel.org
Kids Hamentash Bake
Get into the Holiday spirit with a Hamentashen Bake fest. (Hamentashen are the three-cornered cookies filled with various flavors)
Come with your child/children and enjoy some quality time while learning about the upcoming holiday of Purim. The event will take place on Thursday February 22nd at 6:30 p.m,. at Chabad 2 Spring Valley Drive, Holmdel
For more information and to RSVP, contact Rabbi Shmaya or Rochi Galperin at (732) 772-1998 or visit www.JewishHolmdel.org