Community to celebrate Purim with Super FunDay and carnival

March 5 is a big day at the JCC for the Lehigh Valley Jewish Community. The Jewish Federation is holding its Super FunDay fundraising event, the Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy is organizing the Holocaust Resource Center, PJ Library is celebrating Purim and the JCC is throwing its annual Purim Carnival. 
“Super FunDay is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate everything we have accomplished during the year,” said Aaron Gorodzinsky, the Federation’s director of campaign and security planning.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with Federation volunteers making phone calls to potential donors to its Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs and to thank those who have already contributed.
“The day is organized to raise money for our annual campaign, thank our donors for all that they do, and their generosity, and party together as we celebrate Purim,” Gorodzinsky continued. “We are proud of the community we have, and this should be a Super FunDay for us all!
At the same time Federation volunteers are kicking off the day’s events, religious school students will gather in the Kline Auditorium. Temple Beth El will put on a Purim spiel in the auditorium at 10. The Federation will provide the students with hamantaschen (Purim cookies) as snacks at 10:45.
At 10, volunteers from the Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy will gather in the Holocaust Resource Center to continue its mitzvah project to reorganize the facility. To help, register through the Federation’s calendar page at
The carnival opens at 11 in the gym. There will be games with prizes, crafts and other activities. Popcorn and snow will be are available in the lobby.
Also at 11, in the auditorium, PJ Library will host an expected 200 kids to make hamantaschen and make and pack mishloach manot (Purim gift bags) that participants can give to friends and family. 
The carnival and the PJ Library activities will end at noon, and a magic show will begin in the auditorium. 
The day’s events end at 12:30 p.m.
To register to make fundraising and thank-you phone calls or to join the PJ Library Purim celebration, visit