Purim at Beth Emet

How Will You Celebrate?!

Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24

Purim is where the fun happens and this year we are changing it up! Saturday night, March 23, celebrate piano-bar style with “Good Day Shushan,” featuring music from your favorite Beatles classics. Best of all, you get to be part of the songfest! Share in the fun by contributing to the King & Queen’s Celebratory Food Registry! Only YOU can make it extra special!

Celebrate with the classic Purim Carnival and Young Family Spiel on Sunday, March 24. New this year, a special Mixology Class with Andy Montgomery on Thursday, March 21.


Beatlemania Beckons: Which Fab Four Costume Will You Rock This Purim?

Not too late to buy your costume online, check out a local costume store or dig through your closet! Everyone’s Doing It!



“Good Day Shushan” A Purim Songfest & Megillah Reading

Saturday, March 23 | 7:00 pm | In-person and LiveControl

Roll up for a magical mishagos tour when Beth Emet comes together for a Purim sing-along spiel featuring tunes of The Beatles. Be amazed as the sanctuary is transformed into a piano lounge, with everyone joining in the songs. Of course, we’ll also have the traditional reading of the Megillah. Don’t be a nowhere man that night! Beth Emet will be the place to let it BE!

Let It B.E. – A Review by Mark Caro

While an animated version of the Schpietles could be seen in the movie Yellow Schlubmarine, the actual superstars were taking to the synagogue roof on a chilly January day to thrill passersby with their first live performance in years. They rocked out on “Get Back (to the Holy Land)” and “I’ve Got a Herring” and showed off their “I Me Menorah.” Some of the songs seen in the movie Let It B.E., such as “She Came in Through the Bathroom Maror,” would appear on the Schpietles’ brilliant swansong, Rabbi Road.

Explore the Royal Feast: Queen & King’s Purim Drink & Food Registry Unveiled!

Thinking about making a few dozen hamantaschen but not sure what to do with them? Have a half bottle or a few bottles of Rum for the “Purim Pucker” that you would love to give away/contribute? Fresh mint & frozen lemonade too! Well… let us help you! This year’s “Good Day Shushan” Songfest & Megillahfest will be treated to all the goodies from the registry… and the more we have, the more we sing… and have fun!

Sign up today! Check out a few hamantashen recipes: Buttery Hamantaschens, Easy Hamantaschens, Sylvia Lav’s Perfect Hamantaschens… and then there is always Jewel (doesn’t get easier than that!).

Mixology Class with Andy Montgomery, Just in Time for Purim
Thursday, March 21 | 7:30 pm | In-person

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Whether you’re getting ready for Purim or your next gathering, get to know some of the basics of cocktail-making! Learn basic techniques like how to get that perfect twist and more about all those tools that came with your cocktail-making set. Sample core cocktails from each of the main spirits (rum, gin, tequila, whiskey, and vodka) that you have wanted to try but were not sure how. And learn some more advanced skills like how to make your own grenadine, Irish Cream, and brandied cherries. If you have a specialty cocktail that you want to share, come share with all of us. The class will be taught by Beth Emet member Andy Montgomery, and the cost per person is $20 to cover supplies. Class size is limited to 20.

Families with Kids 5 and Younger – A Purim Spiel and Carnival Just for You!
Sunday, March 24 | 10:30 am | In-person

Celebrate Purim with costumes, story, songs, carnival and lunch. Bring your crew for an age-appropriate skit, featuring parents in our community. Costume parade, singing with Cantor Young, and lots of silliness included! And, the famous Beth Emet Purim Carnival, too! All of this is geared especially for families with kids 5 and under. Wristbands will be available for purchase beginning Sunday, March 17. Get yours early and avoid the lines!

Join the Fun at Our Annual Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 24 | In-person
11:00 am for those kids who benefit from a sensory-friendly environment
12:00 pm for school-age families

Soon the building will be full of laughter, costumes, and delicious treats… and too many games to count! If you have kids, grandkids, neighbors’ kids… we’ll take them all! Homemade lunches will be served in the Weiner Room. Wristbands start at $20 and lunch is $8, and the carnival is a fundraiser and hosted by BESSY (Beth Emet’s Senior Synagogue Youth) program. Get a head start by purchasing your wristbands today!