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Shushan Purim is a unique day in the cycle of Jewish holidays. Purim is the only holiday whose date depends on where you happen to celebrate it. For most of the world, Purim occurs on the 14th of Adar. However, if you happen to reside in Jerusalem or the city of Shushan (where the story of Purim took place) Purim is on the 15th of Adar. Therefore, the observance is called "Shushan Purim."

Hamantaschen are the most recognizable food associated with the Purim holiday, but there are many different foods for celebrating Purim. Check out some favorite recipes from around the world.

When we say "Purim," three-cornered cookies are one of the first things that come to mind for many people. But where did they come from? Learn about the history of hamantaschen and browse a selection of recipes for all types of hamantaschen, both sweet and savory.

Video: How to Make Purim Groggers (Noisemakers) with Objects You Have at Home

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with a fun activity: making groggers. Groggers (noisemakers) are traditionally used to drown out the sound of the name of the evil Haman, when the M'gillah (the story of Purim) is read aloud. Learn how to make your own groggers by recycling objects you have around the house. 


Once a year, on Purim, Jews have a license to deviate from the rules and norms, easing the pressures of living as a minority determined to keep alive our religious traditions.

There’s also a dark side to the Purim story, and I think it’s time we let the grownups in on some truths. 

Take part in Stephen Wise Free Synagogue's storied Purim spiel

tradition!   Our Purim spiels always fill the sanctuary but this year's is

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join the Aspen Jewish Congregation for our second annual Adult Only Purim Party. We'll have some drinks, read some Megillah and share some laughs. A good time is guaranteed. Attendees must be over 21.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join the Aspen Jewish Congregation for our annual Purim Shpeil.

This year's theme will be a "Best Of' and will include our favorite songs from Rabbi David's & Cantor Rollin's time with our congregaiton.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you know what a Hamantaschen is? Or about what is written in the Megilat Esther? Show your friends how much you really know about the Jewish holiday of Purim.


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