A Sampling Of
ere are several events to celebrate
the holiday of Purim. In addition,
check with your own synagogue;
see list on page 36.
Shushan Idol, the search for a "Purim
Megastar," with master-of-ceremonies
"Chaim Seacrest" and a cast of young Adat
Shalom "idol" hopefuls. The community
is welcome. There is no charge. 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 4. Followed by a free mega-
carnival with entertainment by Joe Cornell,
snacks, games, bouncers, Rad-a-Tattoo,
face painting, a photo booth, Miniature
Motorways and more. Lunch available for
A traditional Megillah reading will
be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, with
a pizza dinner ($5/person, $20/family)
Adat Shalom adults and friends will
dress up for a "Black & White Celebration"
on Saturday evening, March 10.
For information on any event, call (248)
Attend "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
Factory" Purim celebration 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, with "Wonkaland"
carnival games, prizes and the riddles
posed to them by Willy Wonka (aka Rabbi
Fizzy lifting drinks, a chocolate foun-
tain and a multitude of dinner items will
be available for purchase. Following the
carnival, everyone will be transported by
the "Wonkavator" to Shushan for Megillah
Lots will also be drawn for those who
purchased raffle tickets. Winners can
choose accommodations in Boyne, Myrtle
Beach or Atlantic City. Tickets are $25 each
or five for $100 and can be purchased prior
to Purim or at the carnival.
9, at 7:30 p.m. For information on events,
call (248) 851-1100.
On Sunday, March 4, attend the Shushan
Feast and Purim Carnival. Feast at 11:30
a.m.; carnival at 12:15 p.m. Pay at door.
A Purim Palooza raffle will follow at 2:15
p.m., tickets are $50 each, three for $125
or five for $200. Call for raffle tickets:
On Wednesday, March 7, a 5 p.m.
Purim spiel by students. Family Megillah
reading and costume parade at 5:30 p.m.
A light family dinner at 6:30 p.m. and
traditional Megillah reading starts at 7.
Birmingham Community House
A Purim Party by the Birmingham-
Bloomfield Chai Center will be held 5:30-7
p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Birmingham
Community House, 380 S. Bates. The event
includes a buffet dinner along with "stroll-
ing entertainment" by Bill the Magician,
Pirate Captain Jack, Balloon Artist Dana
and Happy Hassid Gershon Beck. Children
in costume will receive a prize.
RSVP by Monday, March 5, to Rabbi
Boruch Cohen at (248) 203-6721 or bbchai.
email@example.com. $25 per adult, $10 per
child ages 3-11 with an $85 family cap.
TEMPLE BETH EL
Temple Beth El's Purim Family
Celebration begins Saturday, March 3, at
9:30 a.m. with Purim Tot Shabbat followed
at 10 by a snack and crafts program focus-
ing on Purim heroes with hamantashen.
On Sunday, March 4, the celebration
continues with the Young People's Society's
Purim Carnival, noon-2 p.m. Games, giant
infiatables, dance to music by a DJ, ride the
bull, snacks, sandwiches and drinks. Tickets
for food and booths available at the door.
On Wednesday, March 7, at 5 p.m., hear
the Megillah and a purimspiel,"Malice in
the Palace" featuring the TBE Youth Choir.
"Malice in the Palace will be performed
again at Shabbat Services, Friday, March
West Bloomfield JCC
The Jewish Parents Institute will present
a family Purim celebration 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, March 11, in the Teen Center. A
costume parade, entertainment, carnival
games, food and fun. Free, but RSVP by
March 10 to (248) 432-5471.
On Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m., will be
a Family Purim Spiel. A Purim Carnival
follows from 6:30-8:30, including pictures
with Elmo, slot car racing, inflatables and
Star Trax. Kosher food can be purchased.
At 8:15, there will be a drawing for
an iPad2 [register at (248) 357-5544 or
firstname.lastname@example.org before March 6
to be entered; must be present to win].
There will be a Purim Adult Night Out
with a traditional Megillah reading at 7:15
p.m. and free performance by comedian
Ari Teman at 8:30.
Celebration begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday,
March 7, with a Purim Potluck dinner.
RSVP to (248) 967-4020. Purim Family
Service at 7 p.m. with songs, fun and the
independent living program. RSVP to
Michelle Lichtman at (248) 661-5700 or
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, adults
are invited to Purim Palooza. Wine and
Scotch tasting, hamantashen baking and
salsa dancing, followed by the Megillah
reading at 8 p.m. and a mini Purim Spiel
and oneg. Dress is casual or in costume.
RSVP to Jennifer Rasansky at jrasansky@
temple-israel.org or (248) 661-5700.
At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10,
Imagine for Young Adults is supporting
NEXTGen Detroit's Epic Event. RSVP by
March 2 to Jessica Goodwin at (248) 203-
1470. $50 person.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, March 11, will be
the Purim Spiel, "Princesses, Pirates and
Purim, Oh, My!" Dress in costume. Plus
the YFTI Purim Carnival noon-3 p.m.
Free; game tickets are four for $1.
Brotherhood will host a Purim Blood
Drive on March 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. RSVP:
Dr. Ira "Mike" Mickelson, (248) 819-1235.
Call the temple at (248) 661-5700.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
At 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, play at a Purim
"Shushan Hold 'Em" Tournament. $50
buy-in includes deli meal. $30 add-on.
RSVP to Temple Israel Brotherhood, 5725
Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield,
MI 48323. For information, contact Ken
Lipson at (248) 851-3066, ext. 515, or
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 families
are invited to decorate and prepare pack-
ages of treats for the JARC community's
The TKA players present a slice of Italy in
the Purim spiel "That'sa Purim! The spiel
starts at 6 p.m. A pasta supper follows.
The cost is $3/adult and $1/child. RSVP to
(248) 661-0040 or email@example.com .
The KATY Purim Carnival will be 11:30
a.m. Sunday, March 11. Food, games and
prizes. Information: Tiffany Green
For recipes for your Purim table, see page 44.
Simplify your life with...
You can't enjoy jewelry if it's sitting in your safe
deposit box. Sell or borrow on it for immediate cash.
We deal in jewelry, watches, diamonds and coins.
professional organizing services
A Service to
Banks & Estates
home & office organization
* paperwork control
Contact Larry Allan
33700 Woodward Ave, • Between 14 Mile & Lincoln • Birmingham MI