Purim 2011

This page includes a listing of this year’s bigger Purim events. Please let us know if an event should be added. For other events, see our full calendar. Some events have early registration deadlines, so sign up ASAP.

1) Tikkun Leil and Jews United For Justice Purim, March 19, 8:15 PM

Church of the Pilgrims building, 2201 P St NW (Enter around to the left side of the main entrance down the stairway marked “Fellowship Hall.”)

Please come in costume for a whimsical maariv (evening) service, followed by a full Hebrew chanting of Megillat Esther, and a Purim dance party. Plan to spontaneously but inobtrusively liven up the reading with sound effects, visual gags, and other shtick!

Dvar tikkun: Zip Zap Circus USA

See TLS website for more information.

2) Reshet DC Purim Party, March 19, 7:30PM

Wine Tasting for 30’s and 40’s with a party after.  Contact Beth Ann Spector reshetdc@adasisrael.org phone: 202-362-4433, ext. 139 for more info.  Event page: http://www.adasisrael.org/reshetdc/35

3) Adas Israel Megillah Reading, March 19, 8:30 PM

Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC

Megillah reading and spiels at 8:30 pm.  Followed by young professionals Purim Wine and Cheesentaschen reception at 10:00 (wine and cheese).


4) Purim Unplugged, March 19, 8:45 PM

Sixth and I Synagogue

Celebrate Purim with Sixth & I and DC Minyan for a traditional Megillah reading, shpiel, and after party!* Get ready to “boo” Haman, nosh on hamentaschen, and party all night long. Costumes are encouraged!

Please bring a box of pasta or rice to use as your grogger (noise maker). The boxes of food will be collected at the end of the night and donated to a local food bank.

Services will be fully egalitarian, with men and women sitting separately.
*After party will be held at Bar Louie on 7th Street NW (701 7th Street, Northwest).

FREE admission

5) Purim Celebration with MesorahDC, March 19, 8:45 PM

Sixth and I Synagogue

Join MesorahDC for a Purim celebration for an explanatory Megillah reading followed by a party with cocktails, carnival games, and live music by the Mountain Boys.

Free admission. Please RSVP to info@mesorahdc.org.

6) Purim Party @ TheShul, March 19, 9:15 PM

2110 Leroy Pl NW (5 blocks north of Dupont Circle)

Fresh sushi, open bar, Megillah reading, masquerade – Best costume wins a prize! Come celebrate Purim at the greatest party in town!  Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116248688451165


1253 20th Street Northwest (Eli’s Restaurant)  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209549592391857


1753 Euclid Street, NW, Washington, DC

$5 entry fee.  See Facebook event for more details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133916356677900

Update: Party postponed ’til March 26: Here’s the Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171983489520280

9) Rosh Pina Purim Shacharit, March 20, 9:30 AM

GWU Hillel, 2300 H Street NW, Washington, DC

Brunch seuda (meal) to follow.

10) DC Minyan Purim Services and Megillah Reading, March 20, 9:45 AM

Washington DC JCC, 1529 16th Street Northwest, Washington D.C.