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		                                    Purim Central 2021!		                                </span>

Welcome to Purim Central! 

Follow this guide to all the events, celebrations and giving opportunities we've got for you and your family this year! 

Special thanks to Julie & Larry August.

End Of The Book - A Temple Israel Purim Song

It's here! It's here! Temple Israel's 5781 Purim Music Video. You're never too old to learn something new, and our clergy found that out by going back to school (safely on Zoom, of course) to learn the shocking secret about the end of the Purim story. Whether you live on Sesame Street or Avenue Q, this video will have you laughing your tuchus off.

Bet you can't watch it just once!

This video premiered on Sunday 2/14, at 1:30 PM EST

Watch The Video On Youtube > Credits & Lyrics >

The Great Hamentaschen Bake-OFf

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 • 7 PM

Roll, pinch, fill and decorate your own hamentaschen with Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny and our very own Chef Carole. We can provide the dough, or you can use your favorite recipe. Choose the fillings your family loves and together we will make our own delicious Purim treats! Fun for the whole family! 

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End Of The Book

what Happens At The End Of THe Book?

Thursday, February 25, 2021 • 7:30 PM

What were all those puppets singing about on Temple’s wacky video this year? Come learn the little known side of the end of the Purim scroll with Rabbi Kaluzny.

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ECC Purim Experience!

ECC Purim Experience! 

Friday, February 26, 2021 • 10:30 PM

ECC students will join Rabbi Kaluzny, Rabbi Gordon and Spike on Facebook Live to celebrate Purim from their classrooms! All are welcome to join the fun!.

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Shabbat Sha-Purim!

Shabbat Sha-Purim! 

Friday, February 26, 2021 • 7 PM

A Kabbalat Shabbat Crossover Experience! Join us for a goofy, zany, wacky, crazy, family-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service to celebrate Purim.

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YFTI UPS Sweets Delivery

YFTI UPS U'R Purim Sweets Delivery

Sunday, February 28, 2021 • 9 AM — 3 PM

For a donation to our youth programs, we will deliver hamentashen, a bouquet of flowers, bagels/lox, and an activity for the kids - either to you, or someone of your choosing (with a handwritten note). We are so excited about this safe, wonderful way for our teens to raise scholarship funds for themselves and their peers. YFTI teens, don't forget to sign up to volunteer!

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Or, if you simply want to support our teens and YFTI, you can make a separate donation to the YFTI Scholarship Fund! 

Purim Family Spiel

Sunday Morning Family Purim Spiel

Sunday, February 28, 2021 • 10:30 AM

Temple Israel Families--join your Temple Israel clergy on Zoom for a family-friendly retelling of the Purim story, Megillah reading and Purim singing. Come in costume, bring a gragger, and meet your favorite Purim characters!

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YFTI Purim Somerset Raffle

YFTI Somerset purim raffle

Raffle Winners Announced — Sunday, February 28, 2021 • 12 PM

Purchase your tickets to win an amazing Somerset gift card for $200! If you win, you have the luxury of a shopping spree at any of the stores listed below. You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to support YFTI teens provided to you by Somerset Collection and Temple Israel!

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Or, if you simply want to support our teens and YFTI, you can make a separate donation to the YFTI Scholarship Fund! 

Thu, March 4 2021 20 Adar 5781