Category Archives: Purim

What’s Up For Purim? These Purim Poems Tell You

By Paula Eskoz

Sunday, March 17


Sunday, March 17, at our religious school
Is a Purim program that will surely be cool
For children AND adults, so please attend
Much appreciated if a “hand” you can lend

Yummy Hamantashen ready to bake
Creative, noisy Graggers for all to make
Blessing Bags to fill for the homeless at PADS
So we can help them be a little less sad

Dress in costumes if you like, you will be seen
Purim songs led by Rabbi Tom and Ilene
Second half of the morning is carnival games
Followed by lunch, you’ll be glad you came!

Wednesday, March 20


Come out, come out, wherever you are
MCJC friends from near and from far
Please join us March 20 for our Purim Shpiel
Returning this year, along with a small meal

From 5 until 6, we’ll be serving dinner
Then a Wizard of Oz Shpiel, should be a winner
At Haman’s name, shake a Gragger or two
Drink some Goldschlager, while you BOO

Please come in costume, it adds to the fun
There will be something for everyone
So come with the kiddies, the night won’t be late
More info to follow, we can hardly wait!

Celebrate Purim at MCJC

MCJC Connections
March/April 2018 * Adar/Nissan/Iyar * Volume 5778

Purim is a time for meaningful fun for kids of all ages. This year the festivities begin on Sunday, March 4 at 9:15 a.m.

We’ll open with music and noisy (it is Purim, after all) readings from  the Book of Esther (the Megillah.) The famous, annual MCJC Home Made Purim Carnival including games, food, and general silliness starts around 10:30 a.m. Wear a costume, and bring toiletries and paper goods as we will be preparing bags for the McHenry County PADS services for the area’s homeless population (we’ll prep the bags from 10-10:30 a.m.).

Also, children will pass out Mishloach Manot gift bags to the other children in their class. MCJC will supply the critical groggers, Goldshlager, and hamantashen.