Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim of the Wild West!
Thursday, March 17 at 5:00 PM
Rabbi's Message

Purim at the Boulder County Center for Judaism is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our main event and megillah reading. You can find more information about the holiday below.

Wishing you a happy Purim!

The 4 Mitzvos of Purim:
Megillah Readings

Wednesday night // March 16

At 7:30 PM

Thursday// March 17

At 10:30 AM


At 5:00 PM before the Purim Seudah

Please contact the office if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your office, school, or other central location!

Purim Meal/Seudah
  Location: Boulder County Center for Judaism

Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 5:00 PM

  • Dress in a Western Costume
  • Finger Lickin' Buffet
  • Kids Crafts
  • Improvisational Theater
  • Smiles all around
Food Gifts to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, February 26, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Giving to the Needy
  One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy people during the daylight hours of Purim, March 21. In case you can’t find any needy people, your synagogue will likely be collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.
Purim Guide
Purim Megasite
Purim Stories
Insights & Inspiration
Kids' Site