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Purim (includes Local Events)

Monday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 7


Purim 2023 will take place on Tuesday, Adar 14th 5783, Purim begins at night, on March 06, 2023 and ends on March 07, 2023 at the end of the day.

2023 Local Events:

VIRTUAL: Fast of Esther: In Solidarity with Palestine
Sunday, March 5, from 12:30-1:45pm

Join us for a teaching, small group Purim text study, sharing and taking action, in honor of the Fast of Esther. The Chavurah for a Free Palestine is partnering with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb to explore Purim texts and practice that lifts up a Judaism which believes that ‘all of us or none of us’ is the truest expression of our cherished values. More info here

IN PERSON: Kehilla Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 5, from 2-4pm, Kehilla – Courtyard

We are planning for another in person, outdoor Purim Carnival this year! The Purim Carnival is a wild and wonderful time with games and activities for young people, and relies heavily on volunteer support. Please consider supporting the carnival in one of these three ways: volunteering, donating baked goods, donating prizes. More info here. 

IN PERSON: The Shushan Queens: A Purim Musical
Sunday, March 5 and Monday, March 6 at 7 pm, at Ashkenaz in Berkeley

This Jewish, satirical, political, feminist musical parody show is a raucous affair complete with kazoos, hollers, audience participation, and live music…written all in rhyme! If the Book of Esther and Madonna had a child, it would be this hip, hilarious, true-to-tale (well, almost) story of your favorite Purim characters. This always sells out, buy your tickets early here.

IN PERSON: Purim Like It’s 5783
Monday, March 6 from 6:30-10pm, at Urban Adamah in West Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev, Kehilla, Aquarian Minyan, Base Bay, & GatherBay, this community-wide blowout & costume party will feature joyful Megillah readings (75% in English / 25% in Hebrew) and a dance party with live music. Sliding scale $18-$54.  If you cannot afford the sliding scale, please email events@urbanadamah.org with the amount you are able to pay. Register here.

IN PERSON: Full Megillah Reading at Netivot Shalom
Tuesday, March 7 from 3 – 6 pm, at Netivot Shalom in Berkeley

Netivot Shalom is hosting a full Megillah reading (in Hebrew, from 3-4 pm) followed by a Purim spiel, food and live music. Zoom stream available. Full schedule here. 

IN PERSON: Full Megillah Reading at Base Bay
Tuesday, March 7 from 3 – 6 pm, at Base Bay in North Oakland

Base Bay & Minyan Dafna are hosting a full Megillah reading (in Hebrew, from 3-4pm) and festive meal for young/er adults. Outdoors, masks optional. Register here. 


Monday, March 6
Tuesday, March 7
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Urban Adamah
1151 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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510 649-1595
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