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Temple Beth Am's Bizarre Flying Purim 5781


Links to all events can be found in the Friday eHappenings email or by emailing

Purim Drive-Through
Sunday, February 21, 2-3:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to drive through the Beth Am parking lot and take part in some wacky, socially-distanced games, pick up your Mishloach Manot goodie bags with prizes, hamantaschen, and other treats, and grab your groggers for Purim. Come in costume and say hello to our clergy, staff, and Madrichim. 

Check out our Purim playlist, to amp you up for the drive-through carnival!

Adult Learning: Feminism, Festivity, and Farce
Wednesday, February 24, 7 PM

All are welcome to join Rabbi Dana for this exploration of the feminist themes and influences of the Purim story through a fun sing-along gathering. With Broadway songs, art, and more, Rabbi Dana will help illuminate the narratives of gender and identity in Megillat Esther.

Rabbi Python's Holy Cocktail: A Live Mixology Class
Thursday, February 25, 6:30-7 PM

Before the Shpiel, spend some time schmoozing with friends and learn how to make a fun drink to enjoy during the show! Beth Am drink masters Michael Berman, Dan Charlton, Shelly Cohen, and Jeremiah Isgur will be teaching us specialty cocktails and mocktails, created just for Purim.

Mixology Class Ingredient List

Temple Beth Am's Flying Purim Shpiel
Thursday, February 25, 7 PM

And now for something completely different: a humorous, indecorous, absolutely absurd virtual endeavor combining the best of Purim with a Monty Python-esque musical sketch comedy. Recommended for Adults (18+), as some sketches are not appropriate for children. 

Our Purim Shpiel will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. Temple Beth Am members and their guests can access the shpiel via Zoom using the link and passcode found in our “Beth Am Happenings” email. 

Check out the Monty Python sketches we will be recreating in the Shpiel!

SEED Purim activities
Friday, February 26, during the school day

At SEED, we will be celebrating Purim during the school day with each class's own costume parade, stories, and a virtual celebration with the rabbis.

Book of Esther text study
Friday, February 26, 10:30 AM

Join Rabbi Jason as we enjoy Purim morning by studying together portions of the Book of Esther. No previous knowledge is necessary and all adults are welcome. We will be focusing on the troubling and often-overlooked last few chapters of Esther. Feel free to bring a fun snack (or drink) to enjoy together.

Text: Esther

Purim Bim Bam Baby! Tot Shabbat
Saturday, February 27, 9:30-10 AM

Rabbi Dana and Morah Shoshana are ready to celebrate Shabbat and Purim with you! Come in costume and be ready to sing, dance, and have fun! We will join together with songs and prayers and be all sorts of silly. This event is a partnership with PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

Megillat TikTok, an all-ages Purim celebration
Sunday, February 28, 9:30 AM-1 PM

All Beth Am families are welcome to join for family-friendly Purim fun! We will have games, stories, and Purim activities for all. Plus, we will all enjoy together our Megillat TikTok, the Purim Story told through the short video style of TikTok. Here is a list of all the day's virtual Purim events.

In Megillat TikTok, a modern interpretation of the Book of Esther, Esther becomes an unlikely social media ‘influencer.’ When she finds out her co-competitor HeyMan14 (Haman) hates Jews, she outs him on TikTok with the support of her friend and fellow influencer, MordyChai (Mordechai). Esther also has to navigate her relationship with the powerful influencer MemeKingRus (King Achashberosh).

Sun, May 16 2021 5 Sivan 5781