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Purim Dinner and Celebration 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00PM

The reading of Megillat Esther begins promptly at 7:15 pm in the Large Synagogue. Children are invited to the Elias Room for their own special Purim “infotainment” program. Parents are encouraged to arrive at 7:00 pm, in order to help their children settle in and then make their way to the Large Synagogue in time for Megillah.

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Immediately following the Megillah reading, registered guests are invited to a festive family-style meal in Levy Auditorium. In addition to a tasty dinner, guests will enjoy our annual children’s costume parade, led by our CSI Purim “Parade Marshals,” Liz and Nat.

At this year's dinner, we will celebrate the mazal of Adar, the constellation of Pisces (the fish)! With an array of herring, other smoked fish, as well as non-fishy treats, this is sure to be a delectable dinner. 
(Note to parents: don't worry, there will be plenty of food for kids who don't like fish!)

Early Bird Pricing Until Thursday, February 28:
Members:   $39/Adult (regular $43) $18/Child under 12
Non-Members:   $43/Adult (regular $48) $20/Child under 12
Sponsorship Levels:
$250 (includes 2 meals)
$180 (includes 1 meal)

To register or sponsor, click here.


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