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Purim Spiel

10:00 a.m.


Join us in the Barish Sanctuary for the Purim Spiel! If you are unable to join us in-person, please find us on the streaming video page (select Barish Sanctuary) and the Emanu El Facebook page, along with our YouTube and Roku channels.

We’re taking things back to the 90’s, and it’s going to be all that and a bag of chips! We’ll tell the story of Queen Esther while rockin’ out to the music of Britney Spears, Ace of Base and the Spice Girls.

The day’s festivities are generously underwritten by the Susman Fund for Family Programming, the Rabbi Roy & Linda Walter Enrichment Fund, the Julia Kaplan Religious School Enrichment Fund, and the Michael Spolane Education Fund.


Purim Carnival

11:00 a.m.

Following the spiel, all are invited to head over to our Purim Carnival, sponsored by the Helfman Religious School Committee. The outdoor carnival will take place around the synagogue’s campus and in the Gaylor Parking Facility. From games to inflatables, hamantaschen to arts & crafts, and of course confetti eggs, there will be something for everyone.

Purchase your carnival tickets and wristbands early and receive a discount!

Carnival Tickets & Wristbands

Volunteers Needed!

Want to help out at the carnival? We would love to have you! There are two shifts for the carnival: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. There is also a volunteer opportunity to bake a cake for the cake walk!

Carnival Volunteer


Sponsorship Opportunities

We are excited for a fabulous day of celebration that includes the Purim Spiel and Purim Carnival. We hope you will join us. As a sponsor, you are entitled to the benefits described here. Your goodies will be available for you on March 6th. Your support helps the Helfman Religious School provide an outstanding Jewish education to over 450 students each year. With your help, Jewish students are strengthening their Jewish identity, learning Hebrew, preparing for their bar and bat mitzvahs, and connecting with other Jewish students. For more information on these opportunities, please contact Anna Shabtay at annas@emanuelhouston.org or 713.529.5771, ext. 261.

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