Purim Roundup! A selection of festive events around town

Purim begins at sundown on Wednesday, March 5. The JT has put together a selection of events and megillah readings in the area. From wine-and-cheese receptions to tot Purim events, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday. All events are open to the public.

 

BALTIMORE CITY AND COUNCIL

Arugas Habosem
• March 4 — Megillah reading at 6:45 p.m.
• March 5 — Shacharit in small shul (6615 Park Heighs Ave.) at 6:20 a.m. and megillah reading at 7 a.m.; shacharit in big shul (3509 Clarks Lane) at 8 a.m., megillah reading at 8:50 a.m.; mincha in small shul at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; simchas Purim 8:15 p.m., followed by maariv in small shul.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
• March 8 — “Esther and the Chocolate Factory” Purim shpiel, 10:45 a.m.; Purim Carnival, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; purchase tickets at the door.

Beth Am Synagogue
• March 4 — BYO dairy/fish dinner, maariv, 6:45 p.m., in sanctuary; megillah reading and children’s costume parade, 7 p.m. Purim shpiel to follow.
• March 8 — Morning minyan, 9 a.m.; family megillah reading, 10 a.m.; Purim carnival,  10:30 a.m.

Beth El Congregation
• March 1 — Purim carnival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
• March 4 — Megillah reading, 7 p.m., followed by Purim party.

Beth Israel Congregation
• March 1 — Purim carnival, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; buy a wristband for unlimited play, $10 per preschool-aged child, $15 plus two free tickets per child for school-aged children.
• March 4 — Megillah reading, 6 p.m.; family megillah reading, 7 p.m. with storyteller and actress Katherine Lyons.

Beth Tfiloh Congregation
• March 4 — Purim un-Plugged, traditional megillah readings, 6:55 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Epstein chapel; multimedia megillah reading, 7 p.m., Dahan sanctuary, followed by Shushan Street Carnival.
• March 5 — Purim un-Plugged, shacharit and megillah reading, 7 a.m., Dahan sanctuary; women’s/girl’s tefilah and megillah reading, 8 a.m., Epstein chapel; additional megillah reading, 4:30 p.m., Epstein chapel; Purim Suedah, 5:15 p.m., auditorium featuring dueling pianos from “Howl at the Moon,” $12 for adults; $7 for children ages 3 to 15; free for children 2 and under. Reservations required; register at bethtfiloh.com/register.

B’nai Israel — The Downtown Synagogue
• March 4 — Magic show, face painting and balloons, 6 p.m.; megillah reading, 7 p.m. Special guest appearances by the characters from “Frozen.” ASL interpreters will be available throughout the event. BIYA Purim Celebration follows the megillah reading.  Co-sponsored by Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education.

Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation
• March 4 — Megillah readings, 6:44 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
• March 5 — Megillah readings, 7:10 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 10 a.m.

Bolton Street Synagogue
• March 8 — Purim carnival, 11 a.m.

Chabad of Owings Mills
• March 4 — Purim party, 6:30 p.m.
• March 5 — “Purim under the Sea” dinner; special performance by mentalist Alain Nu, 5 p.m., RSVP
at 410-356-5156.

Charm City Tribe
• March 5 — Wild Purim Rumpus, 8 p.m. A night of masquerade, mitzvah and mischief with Red
Ball Theatre (puppetry), music by Schmuck and Tribe Friends Muchos (aka Trace Friends Muchos), food specials and more. Hosted by the Goddess Perlman of “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad.” Presented with
Repair the World: Baltimore and JQ Baltimore.

Chizuk Amuno Congregation
• March 4 — Purim Circus under the Big Top, megillah reading, 6:15 p.m., family megillah reading, 7 p.m. Join ringmaster Mordecai and Esther the High Wire aerialist, and enjoy cotton candy-flavored hamantashen. Come dressed as your favorite Purim character or circus performer. Services followed by Purim parties for all ages.

Congregation Beit Tikvah
• March 4 — Megillah reading and Purim Celebration, 6:30 p.m.
• March 8 — Kesher School’s Purim fundraiser, 10 a.m.

Etz Chaim Center
• March 4 — Maariv, 6:40 p.m., megillah reading, 7 p.m., followed by Purim party, $10 for party, register online.

Har Sinai Congregation
• March 8 — M&M: Megillah & More, 11:30 a.m.; Purim carnival, noon. Participants may bring boxes of unopened M&Ms or macaroni to use as noisemakers during the megillah reading. Participants may bring a bag of food for a food drive to receive five free game tickets. For more information, contact the synagogue office at 410-654-9393.

Kol HaLev Synagogue
• March 4 — Megillah reading and “Fiddler on the Roof  Purim shpiel,” 6 p.m.

Moishe House
• March 7 — Purim Shabbat dinner, 7:30 p.m.

Ner Tamid
• March 1 — 2nd annual community wide pre-Purim carnival, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., $8 per person, $30 per family. Portions of the proceeds will go to the Jewish Caring Network in Baltimore.
• March 4 — Mincha/maariv, 5:35 p.m.; megillah reading, 6:45 p.m.
• March 5 — Shacharit, 7:30 a.m.; megillah reading, 8 a.m.

Ohel Moshe
• March 6 — Megillah readings, 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Shomrei Emunah Congregation
• March 1 — Purim carnival, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the social hall, $5 per child.
• March 5 — Youth Motivation for Education and the Shomrei Emunah Youth Department children’s megillah reading, 11 a.m., for children 6 and under in the social hall (siblings and parents welcome).

Temple Emanuel
• March 1 — Purim carnival with Beth Israel, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• March 4 — Purim shpiel and megillah reading, 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

Temple Oheb Shalom
• Feb. 28 — Purim shpiel and dinner, complimentary wine-and-cheese reception, 6:30 p.m.; Purim shpiel “The Megillah According to The Beatles,” 7 p.m.; dinner and dancing, 7:30 p.m. RSVP online.
• March 4 — Wine-and-cheese reception, 5:45 p.m., followed by megillah reading at 6:15 p.m.

The Macks Center for Jewish Education
• March 1 — Sing and Bake with Odessa. Join friends in Baltimore in baking American and Ukrainian hamantaschen as we video chat with friends in Odessa, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., second-floor
community room; RSVP at cjebaltimore.org/bake.

Tiferes Yisroel
• March 4 — Maariv, 6:40 p.m.; megillah readings, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Purim shpiel, 8:15 p.m.
• March 5 — Shacahrit, 8 a.m.; megillah readings, 8:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; mincha 2:30 p.m.

Winands Road Synagogue
• March 4 — Megillah reading, 7 p.m.

Harford CountyChabad of Harford County
• March 4 — Purimtini, 7 p.m., $15 per person.
• March 5 — Purim at the Stadium, 5 p.m., McFaul Activities Center, $10 per person. RSVP to both at harfordchabad.org/purim.

Temple Adas Shalom,The Harford Jewish Center
• March 6 — Pasta and Purim, 6:15 p.m., $5 per person, RSVP by March 2 to wayrg@Zoominternet.net.
• March 8 — Megillah reading, 9 a.m., followed by Temple Choir Purim Shpiel and Purim Carnival.

 

HOWARD COUNTY

Beth Shalom Congregation
• March 4 — The World of Oz Purim Service and Silly Symphony, 7 p.m.; Tot Purim program at 6:30 p.m., prior to megillah reading.

Calah Congregation
• March 8 — Hosting bone marrow screening at Purim Palooza (see Jewish Federation of Howard County).

Chabad of Clarksville
• March 4 — Italian Flavored Purim Festa, megillah reading 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m. RSVP at info@ChabadClarksville.org.

Columbia Jewish Congregation
• March 4 — Megillah reading for tots, 6 p.m., megillah reading and shpiel, 7 p.m.

Jewish Federation of Howard County
• March 8 — Purim Palooza at Reservoir High School, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., $5 per person, $15 per family (includes 10 tickets).

Temple Isaiah
• Feb. 28 — Adult martini megillah, 7 p.m.
• March 6 — Purim dinner, 6 p.m. Bring your own dinner (dairy or pareve); family service, 7 p.m. RSVP at 301-498-0200.

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