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Purim at Temple Emanu-El


Celebrate PURIM at Temple Emanu-El!


Hamentashen Bake

Thursday, Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
If you liked our popular Challah Bake program, wait until you see what's coming for Purim! We'll bake delicious hamentashen together with new flavours and new friends. We will also spread some joy by putting together Mishloach Manot. Register early and save BIG. Learn more HERE.


Adult Purim • Castle Cabaret

Saturday, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm • Seeking Talented Emanu-Elniks!
Join us for snacks, alcohol concoctions and fun! Including Megilla reading and performances featuring our very own Temple Emanu-Elnicks. Please come in your favourite Purim costume! Prizes will be given out in various costume categories, so go wild! "Liquid courage" will be available for those who are a little nervous about the spotlight. Learn more and sign up HERE.


Purim Carnival

Sunday, Mar 24 @ 11:00 am (Sensory Friendly admittance at 10:00 am)
Celebrate Purim with food, friends, and fabulous FREE family fun at Temple Emanu-El. Admission, bouncy castles, games, music and fun galore are FREE, but please bring money if you would like to purchase some delicious carnival food. Learn more HERE.


Zumba®Gold Purim Party

Sunday, Mar 24 @ Noon
Temple Emanu-El's Bette Lewin joins with Zumba leaders in Israel and the US for a Zumba® Gold Purim Party. Wear your costume and get ready to move! Learn more HERE.


Purim Extravaganza Video

Enjoy Anytime!
It was a dark time for the Jews, but we persevered, and our people once again thrived. No, not Purim, we're talking about COVID. One silver lining of 2021 was this great video that retells the Purim story with music, humour, and guest appearances by your fellow Emanu-Elniks. It's great for kids and children at heart. Watch anytime HERE.



Matanot La-Evyonim

Alongside the Purim tradition of Mishloach Manot is the social justice tradition of supporting the poor through Matanot La-Evyonim (gifts for those in need). Here are two opportunities to help:

FOOD DRIVE: Our Temple Emanu-El Social Action Committee will be collecting non-perishable Kosher for Passover food for people in need. If you plan to join us for any of our Purim programs or services, please bring a food item to donate.

The National Council of Jewish Women has specifically asked for the following items. They must be kosher for Passover 2024:

Passover Tam Tam Crackers
Matzah meal
Potato Pancake mix
Chicken soup & matzah ball mix
Candy and chocolate 
Financial contributions are also accepted and much appreciated.


You can also send Purim ecards to your friends and family right now and help raise funds for Leket Israel's important work of feeding Israelis in need. Learn more HERE.

Last-minute updates to our schedule due to inclement weather or other factors are HERE.

Tue, April 23 2024 15 Nisan 5784