As of press time, we received a few great Purim photos that we decided are too good not to share. Check next week’s Jewish Standard for more.
Janice Stein and Jonathan Lockman, congregants at Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn, are in costume for the shul’s Megillah reading. (Courtesy TBS)
Temple Emeth in Teaneck’s Purim celebration included a costume parade, Megillah reading, music from “Aladdin the Musical,” pasta boxes that were used as groggers and then donated, and refreshments. Teens in Aladdin costumes stand between Amanda Eastman, Emeth Teen Community’s assistant youth advisor, left, and Cantor Ellen Tilem. (Barbara Balkin)
Ade Berman, a congregant at the JCC Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah, donned a costume and held onto props for the shul’s Megillah reading. (Sandy Alpern)
More than 200 people enjoyed a Purim party in Hackensack, co-hosted by Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County and Chabad of Hackensack. The program included a Megillah reading and live music and a show by award-winning mentalist Marc Garfinkel.(Photo provided)
Children in the Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly wore costumes and enjoyed a day full of Purim festivities, including a Megillah reading by Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg of Temple Emanu-El in Closter, pictured; a costume parade through the JCC’s halls, mishloaoch manot to exchange with friends and JCC staff, and Purim treats to eat. (Courtesy JCC on the Palisades)