According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal advisor to King Ahasuerus, planned to rid the empire of all the Jews. His plans were thwarted by Mordecai and his cousin/adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.

At Temple Isaiah, we are known for our innovative and joyous Purim celebrations. Purim is an essential part of our congregation’s yearly cycle.  Our performances and carnivals reflect the spirit of inclusivity because they are interactive and engaging for every generation.

Friday Night Purim Shabbat

Friday, March 6 | 6:15 p.m. |  Temple Isaiah Sanctuary

K-12 Community Shabbat Service - Celebrate Purim with a fun and wacky Shabbat service involving our clergy team - who knows what magic & whimsy await? Expect a lively and participatory service with a Megillah reading chanted by members of our community. The service is followed by dinner. The entire community and Religious School families welcome.

5:45 p.m.   Pre-Oneg
6:15 p.m.   Friday Night Shabbat Service
Dinner to follow services


Sunday, March 8 | Temple Isaiah

Join Temple Isaiah for a day of fun, food, and games. Pre-order now to save money and skip the lines! Prices will increase the day of the Purim Carnival. Games and Food include: Classic Carnival Games, Dunk Tank, Hi Strikers, Video Game Wall, Bake Sale, Taco Cart, Pizza, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Fruit Cart.

For all Ticket/Food packages and individual ticket prices view our pre-ticket sales page and order online today. Pre-sale orders are non-refundable.


Entertainment Schedule:
11:30 a.m. | Purim Spiel
1:00 p.m. | Puppet Show with Teacher Tara
2:15 p.m. | Beat Buds
3:30 p.m. | Puppet Show with Teacher Tara

Wednesday, March 9 | 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Temple Isaiah Social Hall

Join Temple Isaiah clergy and preschool staff for a cozy and cuddly megillah reading followed by hot chocolate, milk and hamentaschen. Come in your favorite Pajamas (adults too), and we'll send you home ready for dreams about Esther and Mordechai.

For families with children ages 0-5