Southern Maine Purim Parties 2022

With many Purim Parties happening in-person again this year, we hope you are excited to get dressed up, grogg your groggers, and nosh some Hamantaschen! Here are 10 great ways to safely celebrate Purim with your community here in Maine.


Presented by Chabad of Maine –  Pick up at Chabad, 11 Pomeroy Street, Portland
Today – March 17th

Order your Hamantashen for Purim! Raspberry, Apricot, Pomegranate, Chocolate and Prune. Call 207-871-8947 or email


Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave. Portland
Sunday March 13 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Loved the knishes from our Chanukah party? Want someone else to make those pesky little three-cornered cookies for you? Always wanted to try a poppyseed cheesecake hamantaschen? Look no further! BenReuben’s Knishery is offering, for a limited time only, the chance to get your hamantaschen from them this year!


Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
Sunday, March 13th | 9:30 AM

9:30 AM: Doors open (No religious school classes.  Come in costume!)
10:00 AM sharp: Spiel begins
10:30-12:00 Noon: Purim Carnival

Note: You must be fully vaccinated and masked to attend in-person Purim at Bet Ha’am.

New and Gently Used Prizes Are Needed for the Purim Carnival
This is a great opportunity to clean house and turn your lightly used (and unused!) children’s toys, stuffed animals, and games into treasures and prizes for the Purim Carnival. You can drop them off at Bet Ha’am during religious school on March 6 or during office hours (Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM). Please bring all donations into Bet Ha’am by March 11.

Calling All Bakers!
We are looking for bakers to make hamantaschen and other baked goods to sell at the Purim Carnival. If you are willing to bake, please email

Volunteer to Help at the Carnival
Holidays happen with help! We need adults and teens to sort prize donations, set-up the prize table, and run the game booths and activities at this year’s Purim Carnival on March 13. This is a great way to get involved and get to meet more people in our Bet Ha’am community! Please email if you’re interested.


Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
Wednesday, March 16th | 6:30 PM

Purim isn’t just for kids! Don your green, grab your lad or lass and join us for an Adults Only Irish Pub themed Purim service and Megillah reading. Snacks and libations will be served. Feeling lucky? Enter our sweet or savory hamantaschen bake-off challenge!

Registration is requested. To let us know you’re coming or to enter the hamantaschen bake-off challenge, please click HERE.


Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave. in Portland
Wednesday, March 16th | 6:30 PM (reading will start around 6:50pm)

Join us this year at Maine Craft Distilling as we return for an in-person Purim celebration, complete with megillah reading and costume party. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the distillery. As of now, the megillah reading will take place in the tap room, which is a large open indoor space that is separate from the main area where people will be eating and drinking. This event is open to the public, and there will be a mix of masked and unmasked people.



Chabad of Brunswick, Lefkowitz’s Home, Brunswick, ME
Wednesday, March 16th | 7:20 PM

On Purim it is a Mitzvah to hear the Megillah twice, once in the evening and once during the day. Join us on Purim eve, March 16, at 7:20pm, to hear the Megillah being read while enjoying Hamantashen and light refreshments. No cost, opened to all.

For more information please call 207-370-4522 or email


Presented by Chabad of Brunswick at the Curtis Memorial Library (Morrell Meeting Room), 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME
Thursday, March 17th | 5:30 PM

Join us for Megillah reading, a lavish Purim, NY deli styled themed feast, entertainment and community! RSVP required  Let us know that you’re joining the fun!


Presented by Chabad of Maine at Ocean Gateway, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME
Thursday, March 17th | 5:00 PM

Experience an EPIC “Purim in Israel” including Live Music from the Maine Meshugoyim, Fresh Falafel Stand, Wine Tasting, Edible Sand Art Creations, and more! Megillah reading at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 5:30 PM.


Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington Street, Bath, ME
Thursday, March 17th | 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Live in the Synagogue and on Zoom. Purim Megillah Reading followed by pizza & hamantaschen!


Presented online via Zoom by Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon Street, Biddeford
Thursday, March 17 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Please join us on Zoom. Registered participants will receive:

  • The link for the party
  • Shalach Manot Purim Basket delivered to their home. Purim Basket includes Hamantaschen, grogger & more (deliveries to local residents only, while supplies last.)

Register for the Zoom link here. If you have any questions, please contact

Did we miss your Purim event? Please email Trevor with any requests.

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