Lehigh Valley full of fun this Purim

Purim will start at sundown on March 20, and the Lehigh Valley Jewish community is ready for revelry. 

Kick off the Purim season with Candyland “Shushan” Edition! Enter the wonder of Candyland at the Jewish Day School at their co-sponsored PJ Library event, on Sunday, March 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wear candy-themed costumes, enjoy a twist on your favorite hamantaschen, create candy crafts, pose for a picture in the Candyland photo booth, and enjoy storytime with PJ Library books. RSVP to Sara Schonbach at sschonbach@jdslv.org or 610-437-0721.

On Monday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m., the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley Young Adult Division will perform an act of kindness in celebration of Purim. In partnership with Jewish Family Service, they will prepare hot kosher meals and hamentaschen for older adults as part of JFS’ ongoing “mazel meals” project. Cost is $10 to help cover expenses. Contact Aaron Gorodzinsky at aaron@jflv.org or 610-821-5500 to get involved.

Temple Beth El and Congregation Brith Sholom are teaming up for the first time ever for a joint celebration on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. hosted at Brith Sholom. The theme is "Flashback 80s," which will include a karaoke DJ, dancing, photo booth and more. The megillah will be read along with fun parody singing. The evening is for adults and kids alike.

“Glow crazy” with Chabad Lehigh Valley at their glow in the dark Purim party on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m. Come in costume for a chance to win an Amazon Echo, and enjoy a dinner buffet, live DJ, Megillah reading, and spiel by their Hebrew School students. 

At Congregation Keneseth Israel, come in costume at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and be ready to make some noise. Bunny Filler and her merry band of KI Spielsters will present an original production. Bring your favorite homemade hamentaschen to share for the bake-off. All ages welcome. 

Congregation Sons of Israel is offering up a double dose of Purim fun, starting with pizza, lasagna, laser tag and a moon bounce on Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. $8 per person for food and moon bounce, $15 per person for food, moon bounce and laser tag. Then, the next day they will be hosting a Purim Feast at 5 p.m. following their 4:30 p.m. Megillah reading, featuring authentic Persian cuisine, henna artist, fortune teller, photo booth, live music, moon bounce and more. $18 per person, $12 per child under bar/bat mitzvah. Please RSVP for both events by March 11 to 610-433-6089 or april2715@gmail.com.

In Easton, Temple Covenant of Peace is preparing for Purim with hamentaschen and babka baking to benefit their religious school on Sunday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. Then, on Sunday, March 24, join them for a fabulous Purim play put on by their religious school students. 

There is fun to be had for everyone no matter your age or location this Purim.