Young Families’ Purim Party

by admin on February 25, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel is partnering with JNOLA and the Jewish Community Day School to present a very Lego Purim Party that’s fun for the whole family! Join us on Wednesday, March 20 at Congregation Beth Israel (4004 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie) for a Purim presentation you won’t want to miss – not to mention dinner for all. Services and Megillah reading will start at 7:00 p.m. and dinner for adults will be after at 8:00 p.m. Since it’s a bit of a late start, kids will be able to eat dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

In Beth Israel tradition, the fun theme this year is Lego! Feel free to dress up Lego-style or come up with your own fun costume idea.

RSVP required by Sunday, March 17 by CLICKING HERE so we can make sure there’s enough food to go around.

Questions? Contact Congregation Beth Israel at

Questions about JNOLA? Contact JNOLA Manager Tana Velen at


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