Purim is perhaps the most joyous of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the time when Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai thwarted the plan of the villain Haman to have all the Jews in Babylonian exile murdered. Your gentile correspondent once attended a Purim party that featured, among other things, a bluegrass band, and plenty of Hamantaschen (photo), the delicious fruit-filled pastry traditionally served at Purim.
On Sunday, March 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, will have a Purim Carnival featuring rides, games, prizes, a bouncewalk, food (including Hamantaschen), and a contest for best costume. All are invited (as the bread ads say…). Admission to the event is free, but rides, etc. require tickets, which are one dollar each, or you can get fifty for $36.00.
Correction: The headline originally said “This Sunday.” The event is on Sunday, March 9 (a week from this coming Sunday).