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Purim Carnival This Weekend

The Suffolk Y JCC in Commack will hold a holiday party with games, food and a DJ this Sunday.

The Suffolk Y JCC invites the community to join in a Purim carnival this Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The family event features a DJ Dance party, carnival booths with prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, arts and crafts and air bounce rides. Admission is free and there is a $1 charge each booth.

Each family will receive 30 carnival booth tickets per family, a free hamentashen per person, entertainment and admittance to the DJ Dance Party. Kids wearing costumes will receive two extra booth tickets. Summer Camp directors will be on hand to talk about the JCC’s 10 outstanding camp programs for children.

The carnival take place throughout the building, located at 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725.

Purim is an historical holiday based on a series of events that took place in Biblical times. Traditional Purim celebrations include festive carnivals, wearing creative costumes and masks and enjoying hamentashen and other sweet treats.

A special Purim book reading will be offered, courtesy of PJ Library, at the Suffolk Y JCC.

The happiest of all Jewish holidays, Purim is an historical holiday based on a series of events that took place in Biblical times. A simplified version: King Ahasuerus married a woman named Esther, not knowing that she was Jewish. Haman, one of his ministers, was angered by Queen Esther’s uncle Mordecai, who had refused to kneel before the King, but Queen Esther persuaded the King to stop the plot. Haman was hung and the Jewish people were saved. Purim is a celebration of the Jewish people being saved from destruction by the bravery of Queen Esther.

For more information, call Ron Hayden, Children and Youth Services Director at the Suffolk Y JCC at 631-462-9800 ext. 120 oremail:rhayden@syjcc.org.

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