Purim Carnival celebrates freedom with fun

By From page A3 | March 06, 2012

Congregation Bet Haverim presents its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday at the synagogue, and the general public is invited to join in the fun.

Bet Haverim is at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis.

The carnival will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More than 20 games and activities for children of all ages will be offered, including a bounce house and other inflatables, miniature golf, ping-pong, Nerf battles, a dunk tank, a cake walk and a magic show.

Special games will be presented for children under 5.

Pizza, cotton candy and traditional Hamantaschen cookies will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. Game tickets will be sold for less than 25 cents each. Most games and activities require two or three tickets. A magic show begins at noon in the sanctuary and seating is offered at $2 per person.

Purim’s origins are in the book of Esther, also known as the Megillah of Esther. This book details the deliverance of the Jewish people in approximately 475 B.C. from the death decree of the wicked Haman by the courageous and beautiful Queen Esther.

The story is among the earliest references to anti-Semitism, and serves to warn all people of the unjust suffering and unhappiness that result from prejudice.

For more information about the carnival, call Malka Sansani, director of education and youth, at (530) 758-0842.

Enterprise staff

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