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Purim

In 2024/5784 Ta’anit Esther is sunrise to sunset March 21, Purim is sundown March 23 to sundown March 23, and Shushan Purim is sundown March 24 to sundown March 25. 

About This Holiday

Purim 101 (My Jewish Learning)

Purim (Chabad)

Events

All events listed at Central Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event here or email [email protected].

A Political Purim Series: Reading Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory in Megillat Esther (JCA) 6:30 p.m. every other Thursday, February 15 – April 11)

Hamantaschen Making (Moishe Pod Twin Cities – Young Families) 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3. RSVP for location

Hamantasch Bake (Chabad YJP) 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. RSVP for location. $12

Purim Spiel and Carnival (Temple Israel) 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17. Temple Israel

Hamantaschen Make & Bake (PJ Library Minneapolis) 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School (4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis)

Purim Nosh (MN Hillel) 11 a.m. Friday, March 22. MN Hillel (1521 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis)

Purim Shabbat Dinner (MN Hillel) 6 p.m. Friday, March 22. MN Hillel (1521 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis)

Purim Vs. Easter

Oneg & Heritage Judaica Pop Up (Heritage Judaica, Temple Israel) 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 22. Temple Israel

On Facing the Hard Stuff on Purim: The Last Two Chapters of the Megillah (Shir Tikvah) 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis)

The Spiritual Practice of Mutual Aide: a Panel Discussion (Shir Tikvah) 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis)

Purim Feast & Spiel (Shir Tikvah) 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis). $25

Purim After Dark: Under the Sea & Heritage Judaica Pop Up (Temple Israel) 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Temple Israel

Purim Formal Party (Chabad YJP) 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Moxy Uptown (1121 W Lake St, Minneapolis). $28-40

Purim Party for Tots & Carnival for Kids (Shir Tikvah) 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis). $10-20

Purim Carnival (Mount Zion) 10 a.m. Sunday, March 24. Mount Zion (1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul)

Purim Carnival (Adath Jeshurun) 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24. Adath Jeshurun Congregation (10500 Hillside Ln. W, Minnetonka)

Purim Celebration (Mayim Rabim) Sunday, March 24. Mayim Rabim (4401 York Ave. S, Minneapolis)

Glow In the Dark Purim Party (Chabad of Greater St. Paul) 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Chabad of Greater St. Paul (RSVP for location). $18 suggested

Purim in Israel (Chabad of Macalester-Groveland) 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Chabad of Macalester-Groveland (1546 Portland Ave., S. Paul)

Purim In the Shuk (Chabad of Southern Minnesota) 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area (10 E Center St, Rochester). $20

Buy Hamentaschen

Adath Jeshurun Pick up Friday, March 22 or Sunday, March 24. Flavors: apricot, poppyseed, prune. $10/half dozen or $18/baker’s dozen

Beth El Synagogue Flavors: mixed fruit, chocolate chip, apricot, poppy seed, nutella. $20/dozen

Love Letters Bakery Pickup Wednesday or Friday. Flavors: apricot, raspberry, cherry, nutella, poppyseed. $10.50/half dozen or $21/dozen

Shir Tikvah Pickup Sunday mornings in March. Flavors: poppyseed, strawberry-raspberry, apricot, prune, chocolate. $18/dozen

Further Resources & Reading

11 Reasons Purim Is The Perfect Vegan Holiday (TC Jewfolk)

5 Yoga Poses To Help Turn You Into A Hamantaschen (TC Jewfolk)

Celebrating Purim With Your Family (PJ Library)

DIY Purim Costume Ideas for Kids and Adults (Rebekah Lowin)

“Felt” Like Making Hamentaschen (TC Jewfolk)

Purim history, customs, & recipes (Reform Judaism)

Purim in Reflection: The Masks We Wear (Jewtina y Co.)

Purim reflections, articles, poems, & more (Ritualwell)

Purim Source Sheets (Sefaria)

Purim sustainability resources (Hazon)

Who Did The Better ‘Encanto’ Themed Purim Parody? (TC Jewfolk)

Recipes & Crafts

Blue HamentaschenChocolate HamantaschenChallatashenFour Hamantaschen: Pareve, Lemon with Chocolate-Chestnut filling, Cheesy, & CrispyMelissa’s HamantaschenMolten Chocolate HamantaschenMushroom KreplachOnion-Poppy Seed Bread RingA Trio of Triangle Foods (TC Jewfolk)

Purim Food (The Nosher)

Purim Recipes (Rebekah Lowin)

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