JCC to celebrate Purim with carnival and by selling hamantashen

Annual Purim Carnival on March 5

The Jewish Community Center of Binghamton will its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 5, from 1-3:30 pm. The cost is $5 per child, $1 per adult, with a $20 maximum per family. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend. All proceeds will benefit the JCC Youth Department.

There will be a number of activities geared towards children, including carnival games, inflatable play areas, arts and crafts, and face painting. All games earn children points that can be traded in at the prize table. Light snacks will be available for purchase during the event.

“On Purim, children dress up and celebrate by giving gifts and tzedakah (charity),” said organizers of the event. “Everyone, young and old, are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Purim character or in any costume of their choice. The JCC Kids Connection staff, who run the event, love to create different themed costumes each year.”

For more information about the Purim Carnival, JCC Youth Programming, or the JCC, contact the JCC office at 724-2417.

Hamantashen cookie sale 

The JCC will hold a hamantashen fund-raiser to support the Youth Department and its programs. Each order is $15/dozen and will include an assortment of fun fetti (chocolate), peach and raspberry. Staff volunteers, coordinated by Harry Cohen, will prepare the traditional cookies. 

Pre-orders are due by Friday, February 24, for pick-up at the JCC during the Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 5, or at the JCC on Monday, March 6, from 9 am-5 pm. Pre-order and prepayment can be made here. Other ways to prepay are by calling 724-2417 with a credit card or stopping at the JCC office.