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Am Shalom's Megillah Reading and Purim Carnival

Sunday, February 25: 9:30 - 12:00 pm


9:30am: Religious School Students report to their classrooms

Kindergarten and First Graders arrive to the Sanctuary

9:45am: Megillah Reading and Shpiel

10:20am: Purim Carnival! 

11:05am: Raffle

11:15am: St. Baldrick's Shave! 

Don't forget to come in costume!

Some quick links:

To volunteer at the carnival, click here.

To donate or shave your head for the Purim Mitzvah Shave, click here.

To read our Purim Carnival FAQ, click here.

Purim Carnival General Information:

  • Admission to the carnival is $10 per child. Wristbands are on sale at the Am Shalom office, during Hebrew School and Sunday School in the community court, or can be purchased the day of the carnival in the community court. All proceeds go to Tzedakah (charity)!
  • Each Kindergarten and First Grade student must be accompanied by a parent or other designated adult. 
  • Each child will receive one free hamentaschen! Additional hamentaschen will be on sale for 50ยข each. Concessions will be on sale; all proceeds go to charity. 
  • Raffle tickets will also be on sale. Raffle prizes will include gifts from a variety of local businesses and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, and the raffle will be held around 11:30 am.

Carnival Booth Information:

There will be a variety of amazing booths at our Purim carnival where kids can win and take home prizes! Booths will include:

  • Inflatables!
  • Vintage arcade games!
  • Pop-a-shot!
  • Cookie Decorating!
  • Face Painting!
  • Pin the Crown on Esther!
  • Photo Booth!
  • Air Hockey and Pinball!
  • Dunk Tank (with donations for charity)!
  • and much, much more!

Most of our booths are created and run by our amazing Religious School Teachers and their Madrichim. 

Am Shalom Purim Mitzvah Shave:

Be a hero for kids with cancer!

Join Rabbi Steve and your Am Shalom community and shave your head to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. Our own Superman Sam loved the Purim Carnival -- what better place to celebrate his life by helping other kids?

The annual St. Baldrick's Am Shalom Purim Mitzvah Shave will be at 11:00 am at the Purim Carnival. 

Interested in getting your head shaved or donating to the event and St. Baldrick's? You can do so online here.


Purim Carnival Volunteers:hamentaschen

Interested in helping make our Purim Carnival an amazing success? You can help us out in two ways!

First, in order for EVERY child to receive a Hamentaschen cookie, we need (nut-free) Hamentaschen donations! Please bring your Hamentaschen to Am Shalom before the Purim Carnival. We have over 600 mouths to feed and need YOUR HELP to make the Purim carnival a success! Thanks in advance for your tasty donations- we appreciate all of your efforts.

Second, we could use volunteers during the carnival to help out with a variety of jobs, including selling raffle tickets, bracelets, concessions and more!

Are you interested in helping out at the Purim Carnival? Let us know on the form below:
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