Purim may still be a week away, but the party starts now. We have rounded up a list of the top places to have some Purim fun in the D with activities for all ages. It is time to dust off your costumes, give your grogger a few practice spins, and get ready to celebrate.
Purim 2016 begins the evening of Wednesday, March 23 and concludes at sundown on Thursday, March 24.
Small “Fri” Shabbat Purim Party
Brief, family-friendly service followed by a family dinner along with Purim crafts, games, and a costume parade. RSVP requested.
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills
Friday, March 18, 5:30 p.m.
Purim Wars: The Grogger Awakens – A Children’s Purim Spiel
Come in costume, and experience the Purim story with a Star Wars twist.
Temple Israel, 725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Sunday, March 20, 10:45 a.m.
Out of This World Purim Carnival
Carnival games, inflatables, raffles, food, and more. All proceeds to benefit scholarships for youth programs. Special hours for the preschool set.
Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Sunday, March 20, 9:30 – 11 a.m. – Age 4 and Under, 11:50 a.m. – 2 p.m. – All ages
Purim Carnival – A Shushan Extravaganza
Purim fun with inflatables, laser tag, a mechanical bull, games, a costume parade, and prizes. Special kiddie carnival for ages 6 and under. Carnival preceded by megillah reading at 11:30 a.m.
Temple Beth El, Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills
Sunday, March 20, Noon – 2 p.m.
Purim @ Shir Tikvah
Celebrate Purim with a family megillah reading and Purim service followed by a carnival and celebration.
Congregation Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield Pkwy, Troy
Sunday, March 20, 9:30 a.m.
Community Purim Fun
A community Purim bash hosted by four area synagogues (Adat Shalom, Beth Ahm, B’nai Israel, and B’nai Moshe) with activities for all ages. Start the evening with a family-friendly megillah experience for ages 7 and under followed by a free Purim carnival with dinner available for purchase. Stay on for evening services, megillah reading, and post-megillah entertainment and treats.
Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills
Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Purim with Congregation Shaarey Zedek and Congregation Beth Shalom with a family Purim spiel, costume parade, and Purim carnival, followed by a traditional megillah reading. After megillah reading, adults and teens can stay and be entertained by the comedic stylings of former Detroiter, Jordan Zaslow.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield
Wednesday, March 23, 5:45 p.m.
Temple Emanu-El Purim Service & Spiel
Purim services with a Wizard of Oz-themed Purim spiel.
Temple Emanu-El, 14450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park
Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Purim on the Campaign Trail
Join Bais Chabad for megillah reading, a Purim “Presidential Debate,” live music and dancing, children’s programming, cocktails, and a gourmet catered dinner. Come in costume and receive a prize, RSVP requested.
JCC of West Bloomfield,6000 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield
Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.
“Schlepping to the 80s” Purim Spiel
Celebrate Purim with a 1980s-themed Purim spiel. Cash Bar
Temple Shir Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
Saturday, March 26, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., doors open @ 6 p.m.
Need a bit more inspiration? Try one of this year’s new twists on hamantaschen, including rocky road, milk and cereal, and cannoli! Need a tutorial on how to fold and fill those delicious little triangle cookies? We’ve got you covered.