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Purim Comes to Port Washington

Festivities include Megillah readings, costumes and more.

Purim begins Saturday evening. Port Washington synagogues all have services and celebrations planned. Purim is the chance to sample hamantashen, dress in fun costumes and spread cheer across Port Washington.

Below are just some of the festivities.

Chabad of Port Washington: Megillah reading and service Saturday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Purim on Fire, Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., featuring the Keith Leaf Dynamic Amazing Fire Juggling show, costume contests and prizes.

Community Synagogue: Purim shpiel along with Megillah reading at 10 and a Purim carnival at 11 a.m.

Port Jewish Center: Purim Carnival and Shpiel, Sunday, 3 p.m., includes carnival-style games. Sing-a-Long Shpiel and Megillah chanting, 4 p.m. Come in costume.

Reconstructionist Synagogue of North Shore: Saturday, Evev Purim, study session 5 p.m., Megilla reading, 6:00 p.m. Costume Parade and Purim Spiel, "Esther is Born: Purim on Broadway!" Monday, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. And on Sunday, March 3, a carnival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Temple Beth Israel: Servies on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Bring the young ones at 5:45 p.m. for pre-service Purim crafts and songs. Come in costume and spin your groggers. Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., reading of the Megillat Esther.

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