Celebrate Purim with JCCSF

Celebrate Purim with JCCSF

Shekhiynah Lar, 02/19/2021

Looking for a fun and creative project for the kids? JCCSF partnered with Be’chol Lashon so you can make your very own Purim Crowns inspired by the story 'A Persian Princess!'

Book Review: The Story of Queen Esther

Book Review: The Story of Queen Esther

Shekhiynah Larks, Be'chol Lashon, 03/13/2020

The ancient story of Queen Esther has been told for generations as an example of wisdom and great personal courage. Her bravery is still commemorated each year in the Jewish festival of Purim.

A Persian Princess

A Persian Princess

Barbara Diamond Goldin and Steliyana Doneva, Behrman House/Apples & Honey Press, 02/01/2020

Raya can't be in the Purim play this year--Purim will be no fun at all! But, Raya's grandmother, Maman joon, shares her sparkly scarves and Persian traditions with her. Together they discover how to make their American Purim uniquley Persian, delicious, and fun.

Will You See Blackface At Your Purim Party — Even After Another National Debate?

Will You See Blackface At Your Purim Party — Even After Another National Debate?

Ari Feldman, Forward, 03/19/2019

Somehow, a teenager wearing blackface got into the Purim party.

Jewish Women from Diverse Artistic Perspectives

Jewish Women from Diverse Artistic Perspectives

Team Be’chol Lashon, Jewish&, 03/13/2019

New show highlights the diversity of Jewish women's experiences.

On this Spanish island, Purim used to be the biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

On this Spanish island, Purim used to be the biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/12/2019

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe — finally.

A Purim Food Primer

A Purim Food Primer

Giora Shimoni, The Spruce Eats, 01/09/2019

Traditional foods and recipe suggestions for this festive holiday.

Esther’s Secret Identity

Esther’s Secret Identity

Robin Washington, Jewish&, 07/02/2018

I’ve never been sure what to make of the Purim story.

Purim Traditions Around the World

Purim Traditions Around the World

Mark Mietkiewicz, The Canadian Jewish News, 03/01/2018

As Judaism’s happiest day of the year, we are familiar with the hamantashen, greggers and the costumes. But how about holiday snowmen, human-shaped cakes and crying cacti? These are just some of the Purim traditions from around the world.