As the rabbis said, mishenichnas adar marbim b’simcha. When Adar arrives we increase our joy. As anyone who came to the Purim Carnival on Sunday or PurimFest/megillah reading on Monday can attest. we take this very seriously at Beth David, even if it means getting a bit silly.
Although there was a chance of rain, that did not keep over 100 people from coming to our Purim Carnival, which we moved inside to make sure everyone stayed dry (everyone except Rabbi Roller that is). The 17 foot tall, 30 foot long bounce house in the Mercaz was a real highlight. Families were able to win prizes at our carnival games, enjoy a dance party with Camp Ramah, make groggers with Yavneh and enjoy noshing on pizza, popcorn, hamantaschen and ice cream.
Thanks to everyone spreading the word, about half of the attendees are not yet Beth David members, although we are excited to invite them back for more fun family events.
Purimfest on Monday continued the festivities as we went back to the 80s with good food and music. Two groups successfully completed our Purim themed escape room.