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This is a most fun and joyous holiday! At the Shabbat service closest to Purim, we read Megillat Esther and make a ton of noise every time Haman's name is mentioned. Children and adults alike come to Temple dressed in costumes to go along with our annual theme. On the Sunday following this Shabbat Purim celebration, we host our annual Purim Carnival at JBSC with games, prizes, and lots of hamantashen!

Shabbat Purim

(Cue the music) Be our guest! Be our guest! We’d love you all to join our fest.

Come to meet and greet the King and have some wine, it’s all the best!

On Friday, March 10, experience the Purim story – performed by your clergy – through parodies of songs from your favorite films. Get in on the fun and come dressed in your "Oscar finest" or as your favorite movie character!

6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: 
Shabbat Purim Service & Oscars Awards Ceremony
8:00 pm: 
Purim Oscars "After Party"

Purim Oscars voting has started! Cast your ballot today.

Dinner is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. The service and after party are free.

Click here to RSVP for dinner.

The Purim Oscar Goes to…


The nominees for the 2017 Purim Oscars are in!

Cast your votes for Best Jewish Motion Picture, Best Jewish Actor, Best Jewish Actress, and more by filling out our online ballot. Then, join us at Shabbat Purim on Friday, March 10 when we announce the winners!

Click here to cast your ballot!

Purim Lock-In


WHECTY's teens are the spirit behind the Purim Carnival!

All 8th - 12th graders are invited to sign up and participate in one of our biggest youth events of the year – the Purim Lock-In and Purim Carnival. The evening begins on Saturday, March 11 at 6:00 pm with fun and mixers followed by a few hours of setting up, making carnival signs, and decorating. On Sunday, we will run the games and activities for the younger children.

Click to register to join us!

If your child will only be able to help during the Purim Carnival (Sunday, 12:00 - 3:00 pm) please sign up to volunteer here.

Purim Carnival: An Animation Celebration


Enjoy inflatables, carnival games (designed for both our older and younger children), cotton candy, pizza, hamantashen, and much more at our Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 12 at 12:00 pm at JBSC.

Students in grades 6 and up, as well as adults, are needed to help out at the Purim Carnival. Click here to volunteer!



Celebrate Purim with a box (or more!) of delicious hamantashen.

Boxes cost $5 each and include four large hamantashen. All proceeds from sales go to supporting WHECTY, Washington Hebrew's senior youth group.

The last day to submit your order is Wednesday, February 22.

Click here to place your hamantashen order.

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