This year's Purim carnival theme is LET'S PLAY together!
Presented by Beth Israel Center, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Jewish Federation of Madison, Temple Beth El, and UW Hillel
Join us in costume for our online community Purim celebration. Jokes and puns, games and fun, merrymaking for everyone! Find the levity and laughter on Zoom. All ages welcome. Programming intended for preschoolers through b'nai mitzvah age.
The Community Purim Carnival, including the cost of each Shadow Puppet Workshop kit, is underwritten by the Jewish Federation of Madison, making it FREE to all participants!
- 9:30 am Madison Jewish community clergy and educators bring their buffoonery and banter live on Zoom
- 9:45 am Purim Spiel Video by Madison Jewish teens
- 10:00 am - 10:20 am Fun Carnival Games and Activities (see below for details)
- 10:30 am - 11:15 am Special Shadow Puppet Workshop (see below for details)
To receive the Community Purim Carnival Zoom link: Register Now >
You will receive an email with the Zoom link immediately after registering. Make sure to check your spam/junk folder if you do not see it in your inbox. We will additionally be sending an email with the Zoom link at 8:00 am the morning of the carnival to all registrants. Contact email@example.com if you have difficulty connecting on Zoom or any questions.
About the Special Shadow Puppet Workshop
Bring the Purim story to life with Daniel Barash of Firelight Shadow Theater. Daniel, a Madison native, will share a shadow puppet version of the Purim Story, teach you how to make your own puppets, and perform with them!
We're sorry. All the available free Shadow Puppet Workshop kits have been distributed. The kits are not needed to participate and have fun at the workshop. If you would like to purchase one, go to https://www.firelightshadowtheater.com. Delivery in time for the workshop on Sunday morning, February 21, is not guaranteed.
Carnival Games and Activities
- Origami with Beth Israel Center: Bring any size SQUARE of design paper or plain copy paper. Get ready to have fun making folds that turn into beautiful animal creations! (ages 9-13)
- Fun Purim Activities with Chabad of Madison: (ages 4-7)
- Party Games with Congregation Shaarei Shamayim: Have fun playing “Never Have I Ever” and a Scavenger Hunt! (all ages)
- CostZOOM Party and Trivia with Temple Beth El: Come in your favorite and most creative costume and/or come with your most creative Zoom background OR decorate your space to show your creative space. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Group (Family) Costume, Punniest Costume, Least Recognizable Costume, Best Throwback Costume, Best Purim Themed Costume, Best Zoom Background, Best Zoom Space, and the Kahoot! winner. (all ages)
- Camp Song Sing-Along with Camp Shalom, a program of the Jewish Federation of Madison (ages 5-8 and families)
- Video Gaming with Madison Youth Groups: Middle-schoolers are invited to play the online multiplayer social game “Among Us” (ages 12-13)
Purim Hamantashen for Sale from UW Hillel/Adamah
Parve and certified Kosher by Wisconsin K. Boxes are assorted - Raspberry, Apricot & Poppy. $14/dozen. Order by Noon on February 15. See Details & Order >