Chag Purim Sameach! Time for spiels, graggers, costumes, hamantaschen, and more! Purim begins at sundown on Thursday, February 25 and ends at nightfall on Friday, February 26


An alphabetical list of congregations and organizations holding Purim celebrations in the Puget Sound region is provided in the table below. Please click on links for more information. To add a Purim event listing for your congregation or organization, please contact Jim DiPeso, at jimd@jewishinseattle.org. Meanwhile, want to learn more about Purim? Check out this FAQ in Tablet magazine.


Please be aware of the state’s COVID-19 guidance for religious and faith-based organizations and the state guidance for social gatherings.


Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue Bet Chaverim  
Bet Shira Chabad Chabad of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap
Chabad of Capitol Hill Chabad of the Central Cascades Chabad of Downtown Seattle
Chabad Jewish Center of Olympia Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County Chabad of Mercer Island
Chabad of NW Seattle Chabad of Pierce County Chabad of Queen Anne
Chabad of Renton Congregation Beth Hatikvah  Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Shalom Congregation Shaarei Tefilah Lubavitch Eastside Torah Center
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation Hillel UW Israeli American Council, Seattle
Island Synagogue Jconnect Seattle  
Jewish Family Service Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Kadima Reconstructionist Community
Kavana Cooperative Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life Kol HaNeshamah
Mercaz Seattle Minyan Ohr Chadash Moishe House Seattle 
Seattle Hebrew Academy Sephardic Bikur Holim Stroum Jewish Community Center 
  Temple Beth Am Temple Beth El
Temple Beth Hatfiloh Temple Beth Or Temple De Hirsch Sinai 



Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue



Bet Alef Purim Workshop – The Ultimate Kabbalistic Holiday: February 25, 7 pm – 9 pm. Jewish tradition has it that when Messiah finally arrives, all the holidays will be abrogated except for one: Purim. Why? What lies beneath the surface of a holiday of seeming debauchery and carnival that would lead our sages to proclaim that Purim—of all our many holidays—is of such towering spiritual heights that even in messianic times we will still celebrate it? The answer will lead us deep down the path of Kabbalah, to bring light to the most incredible, mystical discoveries of this most misunderstood holiday. Come spelunking with Rabbi Olivier (BYO groggers and Hamantaschen!).


Bet Chaverim



A Musical Shabbat and Purimspiel: February 26, 7:30 pm. Shabbat and Purim arrive together and we want you to join us. With Rabbi Jim Mirel and Neil Weinstein. Featuring the first appearance of the Bet Chaverim Players! Bet Chaverim is looking for volunteers to be part of this year’s Purim story.  If interested, please email Joe Wilder at jsphwilder42@gmail.com


Bet Shira



Purim Party: February 28, 3 pm – 9 pm.





How to Celebrate Purim at Home: Ten tips, including a printable Purim@Home Companion.


Chabad of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap



Celebrating Purim Safely!: February 26, 10 am and 12 pm. Experience Purim in a safe and authentic manner. Animated Megillah reading. Special Purim meal to go. Delicious hamantashen. Choose the time slot that works for you. Limited capacity for each time slot to ensure safety. Social distancing guidelines will be strictly adhered to.


Chabad of Capitol Hill



Purim Celebration 2021: February 25, 6:15 pm – 8 pm, at Seattle Hebrew Academy, 1617 Interlaken Drive East, Seattle. Come out and celebrate at our outdoor Purim Celebration! Fun for everyone of all ages. Listen to the Megillah, which tells the story of the holiday. Enjoy individually packed foods. Individually prepared craft for kids. Dress up! All COVID restrictions will be enforced. Masks required, limited socially distant seating. Registration required. If you have questions, feel free to reach out, chabadcapitolhill@gmail.com.


Chabad of the Central Cascades



Purim Under the Stars: February 25, 6:30 pm. The Yachdav Young Leadership Community are invited to join the gathering in the Chabad tent. Star-themed masquerade. Megillah reading. Entertainment, refreshments, and drinks. $18 per teen. Registration required. Masks required until seated. Social distancing. Individually packaged foods.


Megillah Readings: February 25, 6:15 pm. February 26, 8 am, morning services. Family party 1, 2 pm. Family party 2, 4 pm.


Essential Purim Celebration: February 26, pod 1 at 2 pm, pod 2 at 4 pm, at Chabad of the Central Cascades, 24121 SE Black Nugget Road, Issaquah. Megillah reading. Essential worker masquerade. Purim meal. Music. Entertainment. Purim story trail. Michloach manot and tzedakah. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/child under age 12. Register.


Chabad of Downtown Seattle



The Purim Party Box: February 25, 7:30 pm, at Block 41, 115 Bell St., Seattle. Pick up a beautiful Purim party box laden with Purim goodies including gourmet, hand-baked Hamantashen! The Megillah will be read. All social distance protocols will be kept. The event is free but registration is required. Space and supplies are limited. RSVP here.


Chabad Jewish Center of Olympia



Purim in the Park: February 26, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, at Tumwater Historical Park, 802 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater. Safe, Purim experience for all ages. Purim storybook trail. Two animated Megillah readings, 12:30 pm and 4 pm. Hamantashen and graggers. Delicious pre-packed kosher lunch including personal challah. Purim music. Come in costume. Free of charge. Masks and social distancing required.


Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County



Purim SnoCo 2021: February 25, at Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County, 6121 176th Ave. SW, #A, Lynnwood,  Machtzis Hashekel and Maariv, 6:15 pm. Megillah reading, 6:30 pm. February 26, at Edmonds City Park, 600 3rd Ave. S, Edmonds, Outdoor Megillah reading, 12 pm.


Chabad of Mercer Island



Purim Celebrations: At Chabad of Mercer Island, 9010 SE 40th St., Mercer Island. February 25, 6:15 pm. Hear the Megillah. Boxed dinner available for purchase. Short Purim comedy. Lechaim’s + Nosh. Purim craft for kids. February 26, 12:45 pm. Hear the Megillah. Boxed lunch available for purchase. Interactive game show. Animated Purim story. Lechaim’s + Nosh. Limited space. Socially distant. Outdoors and covered. Registration required.


Chabad of NW Seattle



Tailgate Purim Party 2021: February 25, 6:15 pm, lower parking lot of Phinney Center, 6532 Ave. NW, Seattle. Sports teams masquerade contest. Megillah reading. Food boxes. Free of charge, donations encouraged. Reservations required, social distancing observed.


Chabad of Pierce County



Celebrate Purim Safely: February 25, 6:30 pm, at Chabad of Pierce County, 2146 N. Mildred St., Tacoma. Megilla reading. Individually wrapped refreshments. Hamantashen and graggers. Music and dancing. Fun for the whole family. Socially distant. For more information, email rabbi@jewishpiercecounty.com


Chabad of Queen Anne



Outdoor Purim Party!: February 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm.  RSVP for location. Come out and celebrate at our outdoor-heated grand Purim Party! We secured a venue that has both an indoor area and an outdoor covered deck with heaters just the right size for a Purim while maintaining social distancing. RSVP required as space is limited. Hear the Megillah. Hamantashen + Lechaims. Pre-packaged eats. Purim crafts for the kids. Come in costume! No fee, donation suggested. Tickets.


Chabad of Renton



Purim in the Stars: February 25, 6:15 pm. Join us for an in-person, socially-distanced, outdoor Purim eve celebration – Purim in the Stars! Enjoy a multimedia reading of the Megillah, cocktails and mock-tails, delicious pre-packaged finger foods and Purim treats, sparkly fun for all ages! Come in costume! Make your reservation.


Chabad of Shoreline



Baking Hamantashen: February 21, 7:30 pm. A virtual evening of unity, festivity, and inspiration. On Zoom.


Purim Pod: February 25-26. Join a Purim Pod of up to five people for Megillah readings while observing social distancing. Available times: February 25, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm. February 26, 9 am, 10 am. 


Congregation Beth Hatikvah



Purim Megillah Reading: February 25, 7 pm.


Congregation Beth Israel



Order Mishloach Manot: Mishloach Manot project offers a fun and easy way to connect with your fellow congregants from afar while fulfilling one of the Purim mitzvot. This project supports Kesher, our religious school. Find out more.


Congregation Beth Shalom



Purim ‘Car’ nival & Mishloach Manot Drive-Through: February 21, 1 pm – 2:30 pm. We are combining this year’s Religious School carnival with a community-wide drive-through Purim celebration in the Beth Shalom parking lot. Drive through any time between 1 pm – 2:30 pm to pick up your Mishloach Manot Purim gift (every member/Religious School household gets one). Enjoy the carnival fun: a balloon artist, carnival snacks, games you can play from your car, prizes, and surprises! Come in costume to take your photo with our fun Purim backdrop. Bring items for the Social Action Committee’s essential items drive, which will distribute needed supplies to community members served by Byrd Barr Place and Beth Shalom’s Lake City Meals program. Bring these new items to donate: handwarmers, masks (cloth and disposable), socks, underwear.


Purim Day Megillah Reading: February 26, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Register by 12 pm on February 25 to join us in the Beth Shalom sanctuary for Megillah reading on Purim day. Registration is counted on a per-family basis. Please only register for one spot per family and list the names of those attending. You can also view the reading via livestream here.


Congregation Shaarei Tefilah Lubavitch



Join CSTL for Purim: February 25, at Congregation Shaarei Tefilah Lubavitch, 6250 43rd Ave. NE, Seattle. Children’s program, 5 pm. Outdoor performance: Fire show with Seattle’s best fire performer. Megillah readings, 6:30 pm, outdoors and indoors. Break-the-fast pickup, 7 pm. Find out more.  Visitors are asked to adhere to county and state health restrictions. Please see CSTL’s safety protocols and health requirements.


Eastside Torah Center



Hamantach Bake: February 21, 6:30 pm. Jewish Women Sisterhood presents Hamantach Bake with Rochie and Miri. We all know how delicious Miri Cohen’s Oznei Haman are! Now you can enjoy them fresh from the oven in your own home. Pick up your hamantach kit at Eastside Torah Center, 16199 Northrup Way, Bellevue, complete with Miri’s homemade dough and fillings, then join us on Zoom for a Bake Night to celebrate Purim. Sign up by February 16 to guarantee your kit. Cost $18. Pick up between 12 pm and 2 pm. Find out more.


Purim at Eastside Torah Center: February 25, 6:20 pm, at Eastside Torah Center, 16199 Northrup Way, Bellevue. Join us and come in costume and masked to celebrate Purim. M’shaloch manot with chocolate-dipped oznei haman for everyone. Megillah readings February 25, 6:20 pm, and February 26, 8:30 am. COVID restrictions observed.


Herzl-Ner Tamid



Make a Mac & Cheese Grogger: February 25, 7 pm – 8 pm. Purim may be at home again this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate with ruach (spirit)! Buy some Easy Mac to be your groggers as you tune in online for the HNT Purim Shpiel, then drop them off in the red bins outside the upper and lower foyers to be donated to the  Jewish Family Service Polack Food Bank. Easy Mac is especially beneficial to those without access to a stove to boil pasta.


Hillel UW



DIY Hamantaschen: February 24, 2:30 pm – 4;30 pm. Want to learn how to make this iconic Purim treat? Sign up to reserve your starter kit complete with all the ingredients to bake your own Hamantaschen! With a mini rolling pin, jams, and chocolate fillings, a cookie sheet, and of course the dough to get you started. After you make your Hamantaschen be sure to post a picture to Instagram or Snapchat and tag us, @huskyhillel!


Purim Drag Show: February 25, 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Join people all over the nation for a virtual student-run Purim celebration unlike any other. Prepare to hear the story of Purim being told by the performers of drag as you have never heard it before! This event is free to attend. *Optional donations and tipping during the show will benefit the Jewish LGBTQ+ organization JQ International.*


Island Synagogue



Purim in a Box: Island Synagogue is excited to offer Purim-In-A-Box, a complete, ready-to-eat Purim meal catered by Wolf and Spice. Meat option includes pita, chicken schwarma, chummus, Israeli salad, charif, and a giant chocolate chip cookie. Vegetarian option available. Order deadline: February 18, 9 pm. Pickup on February 26, between 12 pm and 12:30 pm, in front of Island Synagogue, 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island. Find out more.


Israeli American Councilr



Unmasking Purim – In-Car Experience: February 28, 10:30 am. Purim is coming, Purim is coming! Costumes, the Megillah, and food, Oy my! Come and join our in-car experience. Travel through the Megillah and solve riddles along the way. Bring your smiles, a wonderful attitude and be ready to have fun with IAC and the Tzofim!


Jconnect Seattle



OneTable x Jconnect – A Very Pandemic Purim Shabbat: February 12, 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Join OneTable Seattle and Jconnect for a special evening of live music, Shabbat blessings, and an opportunity to explore the different “masks” we wear. We’ll spend time celebrating Adar, the Jewish month of joy and Purim, where everything gets flipped upside down. You’ll have a chance to share what things in your life make you happy, show off your favorite pandemic mask, and think about the different identities and roles we play that bring us joy! In the spirit of Purim, costumes, hats, and masks are encouraged but not mandatory. With musical artist Chava Mirel.


Megillah Reading @Kavanah: February 25, 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Join Rabbi Josh and other Jconnectors for a Megillah reading through Kavanah. Traci Marx will be kicking off the evening with some kid-friendly Purim songs from 6:30-6:45pm, followed by a festive reading of the “whole megillah” beginning at 6:45! Costumes, hats, virtual backgrounds, and Zoom filters (cat, anyone?!) are all strongly encouraged. All are welcome to join in the celebration.


Shushan’s Got Talent – A Purim Talent Show: February 24, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Join The Grad Network: Powered by Columbia/ Barnard Hillel, Columbia/ Barnard Young Alumni, Jewston, and Jconnect Seattle for a Purim Talent Show, hosted by comedian Jared Freid! You can sign up to perform an act or watch the show from the audience. Join us in your fun and creative COVID Purim costumes because there will be a costume contest with lots of fun prizes! Signup required. This event is a partnership between The Grad Network: Powered by Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Jewston, and Jconnect Seattle.


Mishloach Manot Purim Pickup: February 26, 10 am – 4 pm. Stop by Hillel UW for a Mishloach Manot pickup! Come pick up some tasty Purim treats. We’d love to see you in costume!


Jewish Family Service



2021 Purim Food Distribution: JFS’ Purim basket delivery program needs volunteers! Sign up for a route to help us deliver treats to homebound community members. Please commit to good hygiene practices and wear a face mask when out delivering. Thank you!


Purim and Passover Holiday Cards: JFS is in need of personalized holiday cards for inclusion in our Purim and Passover baskets. These baskets go to the most isolated in our community and make a big difference in helping people feel connected to the holidays and to others. For more details and to sign up, please contact Volunteer Services.


Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle



Finding Our Voices – Purim Edition: Watch the video! With Rabbi Samuel Klein of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Beth Huppin of Jewish Family Service. Featuring musical artist Chava Mirel. Exploring Jewish teachings about how, especially at this time, when the world’s traumas can destroy happiness—and lead to deep sorrow, confusion, and fear, the response from the tradition is precisely to laugh and celebrate together. Laughter can give power back to those who experience the trauma. It can allow them to say to their trauma: “You don’t get to oppress me, you don’t get to destroy me; I am still alive, I can still laugh…” 


SENSEational Purim: February 14, 1 pm: Join your PJ Our Way community for SENSEational Purim with Community Connector Kathy Packer and Sephardic Bikur Holim’s Rubissa Sharona Hassan! We will make some arts and crafts that display emotional expressions and listen to the story of Purim using them, while discovering the science of sound. Items you will need: 1) Printed “emotion faces” (digital files supplied upon RSVP, 2) Plastic bottle with hard items such as beans, rice, or coins to put aside to use as a gragger, and 3) Something to color with (e.g. markers, crayons, colored pencils). Register.





Megillah Reading! February 25, 6 pm – 7:15 pm. Multilingual, low-stimulation Megillah reading (Book of Esther) for all ages. Captions available.


Purim Party! February 27, 7:30 pm – 10 pm.


Kavana Cooperative



Purim Prep and Practice: February 21, 10 am.  Explore Jewish holidays as a family! This monthly series led by Maxine Alloway is geared towards families with pre-k through 5th graders. This year, we are focusing on the principle of hiddur mitzvah, the idea that we enhance our celebration of holidays by making our rituals, objects, and mitzvot as beautiful as we can. Join us as we apply that lens to Purim!


Virtual Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading: February 25, 6:30 pm. Traci Marx will be kicking off the evening with some kid-friendly Purim songs from 6:30-6:45pm, followed by a festive reading of the “whole megillah” beginning at 6:45 pm. Costumes, hats, virtual backgrounds, and Zoom filters (cat, anyone?!) are all strongly encouraged. All are welcome to join in the celebration. On Zoom.



Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life



A Night in Old Shushan, Persia – Kol Ami Purim Fundraiser Honoring Rabbi Kinberg: February 27, 7 pm – 9 pm. Join us virtually in the court of Shushan as we celebrate Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg’s 18 years as a rabbi. We’ll be honoring her as our Chai (18) Queen with entertainment, costumes, and a raise-the-paddle fundraiser. Please register in advance – Zoom information will be provided in the confirmation email. We’ll also be emailing you a sample crown and paddle to print out and decorate for your costume. Find out more.


Kol HaNeshamah



Topsy Turvy Purim Spiel: February 25, 7:30 pm. Be part of a venerable KHN tradition: our PG-13 pop culture Purim parody! This year’s inspiration is “Inside Out,” with Eddie’s Not Ready for Bima Players and you! 





Women’s Megillat Esther: February 26, 10 am – 11 am.


Minyan Ohr Chadash



Purim Kickoff: February 20, 7:30 pm –  8 pm. We will join together for 30 minutes of Purim fun.  There will be a video Purim spiel by the OC kids and grammen and spiels by OC adults. Zoom.


Purim Evening: February 25, 6:40 pm. OC will have two simultaneous, indoor Megillah readings  – one in the OC sanctuary and one in the Ashreichem sanctuary. Seating will be assigned and will be six feet apart. Masks will be required. Also available to view on Zoom.


Purim Morning: February 26, 7:15 am. Shacharit will begin at 7:15 am with Megillah reading at approximately 7:45 am. We will have one or two readings depending on how many people sign up. The setup and COVID guidelines will be the same as above. Also available to view on Zoom.


Moishe House Seattle



Purim Party: February 26, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Pour ’em out for your homies, it’s time for a (virtual) Purim party! Wear your best costume (low-key, you can wear pj bottoms, no one will know), pour yourself a drink, and join us for a fun time! We’ll be hosting on Spatial, an awesome video hangout app that makes socializing virtually much easier. Link to come.


Seattle Hebrew Academy



Evening with the Hassans: Join Rabbi and Rubissa Hassan for an open discussion all about Purim! All questions are welcome. 


Sephardic Bikur Holim



Pre-Purim Family Activity Stations: February 21, 10 am – 12 pm. Game, Purim crafts, selfie station, and more. Limited space, reservations required.


Stroum JCC



Purim Scavenger Hunt: February 28, 9 am – 3 pm. Join us for a Purim-themed scavenger hunt around Mercer Island! Load up the family car and explore Mercer Island’s amazing parks and public spaces while learning the story of Purim. We’ll release the first clue on our Facebook page (make sure to “like” us so you don’t miss the clue) at 9 am on February 28, which will lead you on an adventure! Each of the eight clues will include the next portion of Queen Esther’s heroic act that saved the Jews from the evil Haman. The hunt ends with hamantashen and prizes for the whole family! Best for kids ages 3-plus. Tickets: $7.50.


Be Your Own Esther Workshop for Kids: March 1, 4 pm – 5 pm. Queen Esther, the hero of our Purim story, was strong in mind, body, and spirit when her heroic act saved the Jews from the evil Haman. In this interactive virtual workshop, geared towards kids ages 8 to 12, we’ll all learn how to be our own Esther. We’ll explore ways to help kids feel strong in mind, body, and spirit as they transition back to in-person schooling during COVID-19. Tickets: $8.


Temple Beth Am



Temple Beth Am’s Flying Purim Shpiel!: February 25, 7 pm – 8 pm.


Megillah Text Study – Book of Esther: February 26, 10:30 am – 12 pm. 


Purim Celebration (all ages): February 28, 9:30 am – 1 pm.


Temple Beth El



Virtual Purim Carnival: February 21, 11 am. Games, activities, and prizes.


Virtual M’gillah Reading and Purim Spiel: February 25, 7 pm. join the TBE Players as we make the Esther M’gillah come alive. Everything’s going to be on Zoom this Purim, so sit in your surrey with the fringe on top and tune in…you just can’t say no. See you on the small screen. Dressing up is a MUST this year and eating of hamantaschen and drinking of wine, wine coolers, wine spritzers, or other spirits will be permitted in the “theater.” Let’s have a night of joy and celebration! We all need it.


Temple Beth Hatfiloh



Purim Party: February 25. It was a year ago that Purim was our last in-person event! With the virus closing in, we were able to hold our regular Purim celebration before everything shut down. This year, our Purim will be virtual, but no less fun! Two events this year to celebrate this topsy-turvy holiday:

Megillah Reading! February 25, 6 pm. Put on a costume, grab a noisemaker, and fire up the computer. We will tell the story of Purim as well as tell jokes, sing songs, do mad-libs and play trivia! For the whole family!

Purimshpeil – Doikayt Now! February 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. A Purimshpiel for the Current Moment, with characters based on current political figures. Don’t miss your own Rabbi Seth as Shushan’s “Uncle Morty,” fighting the 1 percent for the good of the people. Written and directed by Nomy Lamm. 


Temple Beth Or



Purim’s Greatest Hits – Adult Purim Party: February 25, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Calling all grownups, 21 and over. You are invited to an online Purim party featuring the greatest hits of Beth Or Purim spiels past. Bring your own libation. Click here for Purim cocktail suggestionsClick here for sweet and savory hamentaschen recipes. Or even better, create your own Purim-themed cocktail and share the recipe in our Zoom chat. 


Temple De Hirsch Sinai



Purim Coffee House – Music & Poetry with Chava Mirel and Rick Lupert: February 26, 7 pm – 7:45 pm. After Kabbalat Shabbat services, Rick Lupert will be rejoining Chava Mirel and Rabbi Callie Schulman for an evening of joyous song, poetry and merriment. Zoom registration coming soon. We hope to see you there!


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