hroughout the world, Jewish
kids of all ages took the fun-
filled opportunity this Purim
to dress up as everything
from superheroes and witches to fire-
fighters and soldiers. A few even stuck to
the queen, king and Haman characters
of Megillat Esther, read on the holiday.
At the Sara Tugman Bais Chabad
Torah Center, the theme of the post-
megillah-reading masquerade extrava-
ganza was Israel. Participants tasted
Israeli foods and participated in Israel-
themed crafts surrounded by artistically
created sites and sounds of Israel.
At the Jewish Community Center's
Sarah and Irving Pitt Child
Development Center Purim Carnival in
West Bloomfield, costumed guests
enjoyed Purim-themed games and
snacks and a reenactment of the Purim
story, performed by child-development
staff; parents and children, along with
Cassie, the pink dragon, visiting from
her PBS-TV show Dragon Tales.
Students from Southfield's Yeshivat
Akiva brought songs, games and treats
to a celebration with senior adults at
both the Southfield and West
Bloomfield sites of the Dorothy and
Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult
Day Care program. ❑
— Shelli Liebman Dorfman, staff writer
Clockwise from top right:
Ariella Skoczylas, 10, of Southfield shows off her costume at the Israel-themed Bais
Chabad Torah Center festivities.
Looking older than his 7 years. Benyomin Kellman ofWest Bloomfield stands by a
replica of the Western Wall at the Bais Chabad Purim bash.
Three guests at the Birmingham Temple's March 5 Purim celebration — the one in
the middle is Zachary Ernst, 12, ofWest Bloomfield.
Avremela Slavatici, 8 months, of New York rides a camel-statue at the Purim party
at Bais Chabad.