Chag Purim Sameach! Time to dress up, shout, boo, and grog your groggers.  But wait, where to go? What to do?  Never fear, the JCA is here with the low-down on all the best Portland Purim Parties happening in and around the Forest City this year, from kid’s events to “Purim for Grown-ups.”

 

 

“Fantastic Queens and Where to Find Them” – Purim Shpiel and Carnival

Congregation Bet Ha’am

81 Westbrook St., South Portland, ME 04106

Sunday, March 17th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Do you like Harry Potter? Do you rock on to Queen? Are you a fan of Esther’s strength of character? Then you will love this year’s Purim shpiel, “Fantastic Queens and Where to Find Them.” Come for the show, stay for the carnival.


Epic Purim Party

Chabad of Maine

11 Pomeroy St. Portland, ME 04102

Monday, March 18th 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Family fun for everyone at the Epic Purim Party happening next Monday! Gear up for Purim with dress up, acting, rapping, music, hamantashen, and more! FREE event for families – come join in the fun!


Purim for Grown-Ups

Congregation Bet Ha’am

81 Westbrook St., South Portland, ME 04106

Wednesday, March 20th 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 

Purim isn’t just for kids! Join us for a grown-up Purim celebration on the evening of Purim. Festivities will include Purim libations, a hamentaschen bake-off, and a costume contest, along with a Purim service and megillah reading. Remember to wear a costume!

Compete in the Hamentaschen Bake-Off! If you have a traditional and non-traditional hamantaschen (think sweet or savory!), bring it to pair with our libations. All in attendance get to vote for their favorites.


Purim All Over Portland: Raucous Reading and Purim Party!

Maine Craft Distilling

123 Washington Ave. Portland, ME 04101

Wednesday, March 20th 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TBE is partnering up with Shaarey Tphiloh, Levey Day School, Kadima Beth El and PJ Library to bring you the hottest party of the winter! Purim All Over Portland is coming up on Wednesday, March 20th for an evening of Purim revelry for all to enjoy with 3 amazing ways to celebrate this awesome holiday.

Raucous Reading and Purim Party at Maine Craft Distilling – Starting with a reading of the Megillah and flowing into live music and dancing! Cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase all through the evening. Costumes Strongly Recommended.

 

Purim All Over Portland:  Family Megillah Reading!

Temple Beth El

400 Deering Ave., Portland, ME 04103

Wednesday, March 20th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

TBE is partnering up with Shaarey Tphiloh, Levey Day School, Kadima Beth El and PJ Library to bring you the hottest party of the winter! Purim All Over Portland is coming up on Wednesday, March 20th for an evening of Purim revelry for all to enjoy with 3 amazing ways to celebrate this awesome holiday.

Family Megillah Reading and Purim Shpiel at Temple Beth El – dinner, crafts and games for kids of all ages! Costumes Strongly Recommended.

 

Purim All Over Portland:  Malt and Megillah

Temple Beth El

400 Deering Ave., Portland, ME 04103

Wednesday, March 20th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TBE is partnering up with Shaarey Tphiloh, Levey Day School, Kadima Beth El and PJ Library to bring you the hottest party of the winter! Purim All Over Portland is coming up on Wednesday, March 20th for an evening of Purim revelry for all to enjoy with 3 amazing ways to celebrate this awesome holiday.

Malt and Megillah at Shaarey Tphiloh beginning at 7:00 pm – traditional reading of the Megillah with a keg of beer courtesy of Bow St Beverage. Costumes Strongly Recommended.


Chabad of Maine presents: Purim in NYC

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

1342 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102

Thursday, March 21st  5:00 PM

 

Join us for Purim in NYC (NYC Themed Party)! Megillah Reading: 5:00 PM | Party: 5:30 PM

Featuring:
NYC deli dinner, Knishes, & sour pickles on the Lower East Side
Hot Dogs & Sauerkraut in Hell’s Kitchen
Linguine in Little Italy
Masquerade in Manhattan (with prizes)
Mishloach Manot in Madison Square Garden
Maine Mishugoyim Band in Central Park
Entertainment of the night in Times Square: The Great Stephan
Couvert: $10/Child | $18/Adult
To RSVP: ChabadofMaine.com/PurimNYC


Megillah Reading and Purim Party

Beth Israel Congregation

862 Washington St., Bath, ME 04530

Thursday, March 21st  5:30 PM

 

It’s Purim and anything goes! Last year, the Rabbi showed up in pajamas and a sleep mask! Grab a front seat at the Synagogue on March 21 at 5:30 p.m. for a fun Megillah reading followed by dinner in the Community Room. Costumes are encouraged but not required.


Purim Party

Temple Shalom Synagogue Center

74 Bradman St., Auburn, ME 04210

Friday, March 22nd  5:30 PM

 

Join us for a BIG and FUN Purim party with yummy pierogies and music and mask-making!


10th Annual Purim Party

Etz Chaim Synagogue

267 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101

Saturday, March 23rd  7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

Live Music by bluegrass/country band “Rough Sawn”

Purim Spiel, Kosher Wine Tasting, Costumes Encouraged!

Light Refreshments including Hamentashen and Ice Cream Bar

Admission Is Free – Bring Your Friends! All are welcome (donations happily accepted).


Did we miss your Purim Party? Email Trevor at tgeiger(at)mainejewish.org and we’ll try to include it.

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