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East Bay Purim Fest
Sunday, March 12, 11:00am-1:30pm

Join Jewish Gateways at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay for the annual family-friendly Purim celebration, a time for disguises, silliness, and fun. Come celebrate courage, hope, and giving back to our community. We’ll hear the story of Queen Esther, eat lots of hamantaschen (special Purim cookies), make crafts, and sing together.


Children and adults are invited to come in costume, or just Purim silliness. A goofy hat or your shirt on backwards will do fine.


  • Purim sing-along with Isaac Zones

  • Special telling of the Purim story with Maggidah Liora Brosbe

  • Ask-the-Rabbi Booth with Rabbi Bridget

  • Kid-friendly Purim crafts

  • Face painting for all ages

  • Assembling of Mishloach Manot (gifts of food) for community members in need

  • Hamantaschen galore!

Click here for ideas from Jewish Gateways on ways to celebrate Purim!


Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley 94709

Directions here


HOW: Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids (2-12 years), and free for children under 2. No one turned away for lack of funds. You may pay at the door, or purchase tickets ahead of time here.


FOR MORE INFO: Email Rabbi Bridget or call her at 510-410-0622.


Click HERE to learn more about the holiday of Purim.


Co-sponsored by Jewish Gateways, Camp Tawonga, Congregation Beth El, and PJ Library

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