While Purim doesn’t arrive until sunset on Saturday, March 11, the Nashville festivities will begin a week earlier with two community wide events — the annual Purim Masquerade sponsored by NowGen Nashville and the second Multigenerational Hamantaschen Bake.
The masquerade starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at The Sutler Saloon, 2600 Franklin Pike. Regular admission is $45 and includes food and one drink ticket. An $80 wristband also includes unlimited drinks. For information about ticket purchases contact Carolyn Hecklin-Hyatt at email@example.com.
NowGen is the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s group for young adult professionals, and proceeds from the masquerade benefit the Federation’s annual campaign.
The Hamantaschen Bake – co-sponsored by Hadassah, PJ Library, NowGen Nashville, and BBYO – is at 12:30 p.m. on March 5 at Chabad of Nashville, 95 Bellevue Road. Dough will be provided, and participants are asked to purchase fillings of their choice at the door for $5. All participants will get to take home a box of freshly baked hamantaschen.
Chabad will provide lunch for children, so that families are able to come straight from Sunday school. Please RSVP at chabadnashville.com/hamantashen. For additional information, contact Nili Friedman at QueenNili@aol.com or (615) 498-4564. •