Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. Complimentary meal, followed by “Star Wars” themed Purim shpiel led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum, Rabbi Amy Greenbaum and Sara Stock Mayo on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. Hamantaschen and traditional Megillah reading. Visit bethelcong.org for more information and to RSVP for dinner by March 16 or call 412-561-1168.
Beth Samuel Jewish Center, Ambridge. Sunday, March 20, Megillah reading 10 a.m.; Purim Party 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carnival games and prizes. Games of chance for adults. Big brunch buffet, door prizes. Admission $10/person includes lunch, unlimited play.
Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom. Megillah reading and shpiel, Wednesday, March 23, 6:45 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom. “Inside Out” story of Purim. Join in the fun to cheer for Esther and boo Haman. Lots of hamantaschen to follow.
Chabad of Monroeville. Purim in the Stadium on Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., Chabad Center, 2715 Mosside Blvd. with Megillah reading, tailgate dinner, concession stand with Purim treats, music, games, sports-themed crafts, halftime show. Wear favorite jersey. $12, sponsor $180. RSVP Chabad@JewishMonroeville.com, 412-372-1000 or visit JewishMonroeville.com/purimstadium.
Chabad of the South Hills and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh. Purim In the Stadium on Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. at South Hills Jewish Community Center. Concession stand with full dinner menu. Megillah reading, ventriloquist Evan Dewitt, live music. Dress as favorite sports player. Kids’ creative competition. $18 per family. RSVP and more information go to ChabadSH.com, or email email@example.com or 412-344-2424.
Congregation Emanu-El Israel, Greensburg. Sunday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., religious school Purim celebration. Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m. Megillah reading “a la Valley Girls.”
The Friendship Circle. All American Purim Party, Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Katz Theater, Robinson Building on Darlington Road. Entertainment including marching bands, acrobats, carnival booths, Purim meal, bounce house, photo booth. Megillah reading 5 p.m. RSVP 412-224-4440, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fcpgh.org.
Jewish Community Center South Hills. Community Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hosted by Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, Temple Emanuel of South Hills, South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh and the JCC South Hills. Strolling entertainment, inflatable obstacle course, moon bounce, carnival games and prizes, balloon artist, pizza, hamantaschen, mix-and-match lunch. Advance ticket sales and more information available at Beth El Congregation, 412-561-1168; Temple Emanuel; 412-279-7600; JCC-South Hills, 412-278-1975.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. Family Purim carnival, Peace*Love*Purim, Sunday, March 20, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Games, prizes, photo booth, bounce house, food court, face painting, mask making, hands-on activities, drum circle, human Jenga with Tech Shop. Tickets for unlimited play bracelet 1/$10; 2/$18; 3/$26; tickets 4/$1. Children under 2 are free. VIP ticket $2 off unlimited play bracelets, skip the line with early access at 12:45 p.m. Reserve by Friday, March 18, at 412-697-3540. Questions: Meredith Brown, 412-697-3520 or email@example.com.
New Light Congregation. Megillah reading Wednesday March 23, 7 p.m., preceded by light supper. Dinner cost $15. RSVP and information, Barbara Caplan at 412-521-4332.
Repair the World: Pittsburgh and NextGen: Pittsburgh. Celebrate Purim with the Greater Pittsburgh community, Sunday, March 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Darlington Avenue (from the corner of Darlington and Murray avenues) closed for street fair.
Rodef Shalom Congregation. Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Games, prizes, hot dog lunch and bake sale. Queen Esther’s Cabaret, dancing, drinks and drag, Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m. Rodef Shalom is teaming up with its outrageous friends from OUTrageous Bingo for adults-only Purim masquerade. Tickets at rodefshalom.org/rsvp. Junior/senior luncheon Friday, March 25, 11 a.m. Seniors and preschool parents lunchtime party with show from Family Center kiddos. RSVP to Mimsie Leyton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-621-6566, ext. 127.
Shaare Torah. Wednesday, March 23, 6 p.m. Tiny Tots Megillah reading. Maariv and Megillah reading at 8:15 p.m. followed by break-the-fast and Purim celebration, including children’s Purim costume parade. Additional Megillah reading at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Shacharit with Megillah reading early service at 6:30 a.m., second service at 8 a.m. and additional Megillah readings throughout the day (call or check website for specific times). Mincha at 5:15 p.m. Purim seuda (by reservation) including entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Maariv after Purim seuda (approximately 7:45 p.m.). “Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice,” 9:15 p.m.
Temple David. Sir T.J. Hill, magician, Sunday, March 20, 11 a.m. to noon, for all ages, royalty and common folk. The royal coffers will cover the fee.
Temple Emanuel of South Hills and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh. “Fiddler on the Roof” Purim-style. South Hills Community Purim shpiel and party Saturday, March 12 at 5:45 p.m. Free pizza dinner, crafts, costume parade, Havdalah, shpiel and hamantaschen. RSVP templeemanuelpgh.org, 412-279-7600 or email@example.com.
Temple Sinai. Purim family aseyfah and carnival, Sunday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All day pass $10 for ages 4 and up. Food purchases are cash only. Purim shpiel & Esther’s Banquet adult learning session Wednesday, March 23, at 6:15 p.m.; costume parade, songs and “Frozen on Forbes” themed Purim shpiel with Esther’s Banquet, an adult learning opportunity, immediately after. Call 412-421-9715, ext.121 for more information.
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha. Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. to noon. $10 per family for a play-all-day pass. Sponsor a Purim booth for $36. Contact Alex Speck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-521-6788 for sponsorship opportunities. “Let’s Make A Deal,” for adults only, with Rabbi Chuck Diamond from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Purim Torah study with Rabbi Chuck Diamond 11 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. free hot dog dinner; 6:15 p.m. Megillah reading featuring the “In Your Seat Raffle”; 7:30 p.m. magic show with Magicman T.J. Hill.