Purim Party Extravaganza!

The IJC Purim Party was a wonderful success, with more than 60 members and families coming together to celebrate the holiday. The Hebrew School kids put on a fantastic Purim play, entertaining the entire IJC community with the tale of the wicked Haman, the brave Queen Esther and the wise Mordechai.

Tot shabbat had a 'minyan' of 10 tots to celebrate Purim. With princesses, fire fighters and a ninja, IJC's youngest ones learned about the story of brave Queen Esther who saved the Jews, together with her uncle Mordechai. Kids made groggers (noise makers) and baked their very own hamentaschen - cookies shaped in a triangle with a special filling.

The community shared a tasty potluck lunch followed by a Purim party for the young and young at heart. Prizes were given to all who participated.

A special thanks to Lisa Kelman and Joris Visser and their daughter Heike, and all the other volunteers who lent a helping hand. A good time was had by all!

Ilana Sumka