Religions and Spirituality

Temple B'nai Abraham Hosts Annual Purim Carnival

March 14, 2014 at 2:49 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ- On Thursday, Temple Bnai Abraham (TBA) hosted its Annual Purim Carnival.  The event involved food, inflatable obstacle courses, and a wealth of games.  The ultimate goal for most young attendees was to collect as many tickets as possible to win prizes.

Guests received bracelets permitting them to participate in all of the activities. Games such as Toss Across, Skee Ball, Bobbing for Rubber Ducks and Knock Down the Fat Cats were among the potential ticket-winning games available to the carnival goers. 

“The Bucket Drop game was my favorite,” TBA student Jillian commented. Jillian said she loved the Purim carnival because she claimed a lot of prizes at the end of the event.

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Many attendees repeatedly ran through the bounce house and inflatable obstacle courses.  Students Jamie and Lily who teamed up in the obstacle course race, said that “this year’s Purim carnival was the best one they have ever been too.” Jamie added, “I can’t wait until next year!”

To fuel up between carnival activities, the attendees had the opportunity to grab cotton candy, popcorn, or pizza. 

The Purim carnival has been a TBA tradition for many years.  The Director of the Jewish Learning Program, Melissa Weiner, said she took over the responsibility of organizing the event when she started working at the temple almost two years ago. 

“I love watching the older students volunteer their time to contribute to the success of the carnival for our younger children,” said Weiner. “It is great to see how much fun the kids have.”

The carnival is just one segment of an entire week of events that TBA has planned for the celebration of Purim. According to Weiner, over 1000 people will be participating in some aspect of this week’ Purim celebration. The students of the religious school will participate in baking hamantaschen, which are traditional triangular cookies baked for the holiday. Other activities will include a reading of the Purim story, giving tzedakah (charity), and providing friends and family with baskets of treats.

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