Thursday, March 17, 2011

Purim programming in Des Moines

Purim programming in Des Moines.  Consult your synagogue/Temple for additional information.  

  Community  Purim-Palooza Community Carnival  at Beth El Jacob Synagogue 

Sponsored by Beth El Jacob, Tifereth’s YAD group,  

 JFCS, The Jewish Federation and Temple B’nai Jeshurun

 Sunday, March 20th  11am — 3pm at  Beth El Jacob Synagogue   Featuring kosher lunch, costume contest, and carnival games and attractions! $10 *optional* price per

family includes lunch and bounce house entry for each child.

RSVPs VERY appreciated for food planning purposes! Email: or call 515-

274-1551 ext 1 

 [All Tifereth YAD kids who volunteer will also receive FREE lunch.Contact Alla for more information ]


From Beth El Jacob Synagogue:

  •   Sunday, March 20th  11am — 3pm at  Beth El Jacob Synagogue : Purim-Palooza Carnival . (See above)
  •  Sunday, March 20 5: 30pm at Colby Park.   Lubavitch's Judaic Resource Center and Beth El Jacob will be enjoying the Purim Seudah together at Colby Park in Windsor Heights. There is a charge for this event. Please contact the JRC for details and/or to RSVP at (515) 277-1770 
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From Tifereth Israel Synagogue

  Purim Megillah Reading and Costume Parade

Saturday, March 19th at 7pm  -  Tifereth Israel SanctuaryJoin us for a dramatic reading of Megillat Esther by Cantor Linda Shivers.

Come in costume and join the parade following the reading! We’ll Sing Purim songs and enjoy some

hamantaschen.We also encourage you to bring canned food for donation to DMARC.


From Temple B'nai Jeshurun  








 6:00 PM Read The Scroll In Sanctuary


6:30 PM Children Eat In Social Hall


7:00-7:30 PM Adults Go To Bergman Mansion

(Children Stay With Childcare at Temple)


7:30-9:00 PM Food & Music At Bergman Mansion

(2000 Grand Avenue)


FREE Babysitting!

FREE Food!



Wear Costumes (If Desired)

Music Provided (Sam Miller)

Food & Drink Provided

FREE (Contributions Gladly Welcomed)





From Judaic Resource Center 

Davening schedule at the Judaic Resource Center:

Please remember to RSVP for Purim In China Sunday, March 20th at 5:30pm. 515-277-1770



Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM

Shacharit: 9:30 AM

Mincha: 7:00 PM

Maariv: 8:05 PM

Megilla Reading: 8:30 PM


Shacharis: 9:00 AM

Parshas Zachor will be read again right before Megillah reading

1st Megilla reading (during Shachris): 9:30 AM

2nd Megilla Reading:

12:30 PM at Valley West Apartments 1800 36th St. West Des Moines

3rd Megilla Reading:

5:30 PM (followed by a grand Purim in China Celebration) Colby Park Community Center 6900 School Street Windsor Heights

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