of Basking Ridge presents a celebration of Purim Celebration, with fun for the whole family, starting at 5 p.m. this Thursday at Chabad, at 3048 Valley Road in Basking Ridge.
The entire Jewish community is invited regardless of affiliation or background. This year's celebration will feature a ventriloquist show for the entire family, said Rabbi Yitzchok Moully. The evening's events also will include a Purim feast, music, games for kids, opportunity to make a mask and puppet for the celebration.
Cover charge is $10 per person, $40 family and $100 family sponsorship. Please R.S.V.P. at www.chabadcentral.org/RSVP, or 908 604 8844.
Purim is a day of sharing together in utter joy, the rabbi said. "It is a holiday on which we exchange gifts of delicacies and drink, aid the poor and feast on superb dishes interspersed with wine," he said.
The Jewish holiday celebratesa riveting yet true epic of palace intrigue in ancient Persia which almost resulted in the annihilation of the Jews during the reign of King Achashverosh (Xerxes), he said. "The Jews not only survived but triumphe because of their active unity and unshakable commitments to their identity as a practicing Jewish community," Moully said in explaining the meaning of the holiday.
For more information visit the Chabad website.