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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. 


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.

Our Purim story comes from the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which can be found in the Writings (Ketuvim) section of our Jewish Bible, or Tanach.

Which Purim character are you most like? Take our quiz to find out! 

Nate and his classmates are working on their Purim costumes. All the boys in his class are planning to wear superhero costumes, but Nate loves aliens and would like to dress as an alien. Reluctantly, Nate decides to dress like the other boys as a superhero -- until one of his dads reminds Nate of the Purim story.

Purim has its own special cookie, called a hamantaschen, which has three corners just like Haman's hat. Together with your children, watch the Shalom Sesame videos to learn about Purim and the tradition of baking hamantaschen, then try some of the discussion ideas and activities recommended by Reform Jewish educators.


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