Get in the Purim spirit with special community programs

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Chabad of Nashville

Multigenerational Hamantashen Bake

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

First it was bagels. Then rugelach. What’s the next Jewish food to go mainstream?

Could it be hamantashen?

Hamentashen are the filled, triangular-shaped pastries associated with the most joyous of all Jewish holidays, Purim. Both Jewish children and adults anticipate getting these treats many weeks in advance of the holiday. 

The Multigenerational Hamentashen Bake will take place Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad.  The event is open to the entire community.

Participants of all ages are invited to bake hamantashen of all varieties.  Dough and fillings will be provided, and all participants are invited to take home a box of freshly baked hamentashen for Purim.  

Kindly RSVP at For additional information, contact (615) 646-5750.


Purim study group: Combating Hatred with Jewish Pride

Chabad of Nashville will be offering a Purim study group titled “The Solution to Anti-Semitism, by Combating Hatred with Jewish Pride.” It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Haman in the Purim story was neither the first nor the last to seek a “final solution,” G-d forbid. What is it about the Jewish people that the Hamans in each generation simply cannot tolerate? It is crucial for us to understand what really lies behind the hate to be able to address it properly.

This lesson will be taught by Rebbetzen Esther Tiechtel on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. in the Oak Library at Chabad of Nashville.


The Big Megillah

Chabad of Nashville will be celebrating Purim 2018 on Purim Eve, Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6:15 p.m. with the BIG MEGILLAH Reading. Festivities will begin with the Haman booing, Megillah reading, and hamantashen eating contest. All participants will receive a special Purim gift.


The Grand Festival: Purim in the 60s

On Wednesday, March 1, the annual Purim Around the World celebration will take place at Chabad of Nashville with the Purim in the 60s celebration. The event starts at 4:30 p.m.

The event will include the Megillah reading, a delectable dinner buffet with dishes from the 60s, “Totally Twitchin” music of the Daddy-O’s, a tie-dyed hamantashen Bar, 60s face painting, dress-up photo booth, costume contest and a Purim gift for each participant.

All are invited to attend. There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of the dinner.

RSVP is required by Feb. 21, at


Congregation Micah

Join us for a Harry Potter-themed Purim Carnival and Shpiel on Sunday, March 4. Check our website for more details.



The Temple 

Pre-Purim Havdallah for the little ones

On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m., Rabbi Neal Katz will participate alongside Rabbi Mackler and Jan Huettner in our Purim-themed Havdallah Tot Shabbat program. 


Purim at the preschool

Temple Preschool celebrates Purim on March 2 at 10 a.m.


Purim service March 2

Celebrations start at 5:15 p.m. with a pre-service Oneg, followed at 6 p.m. by a Purim service with our Mazel Tones (Junior Choir) and topsy-turvy Purim-style congregational dinner with activities for the children


Purim Carnival

The Temple holds its Purim Carnival on March 4 at 10:30 a.m., featuring petting zoo, inflatable attractions, karaoke, costume contest, trackless train, arts and crafts, lunch, sweet treats and so much more! Family passes are available for purchase. For more information, please contact The Temple Religious School. 



Congregation Sherith Israel

Pre-Purim Macabeenies fun

Children ages 6 months to pre-K can play and have some pre-Purim fun at the Macabeenies’ Feb. 18 get-together. Come as you are, or feel free to wear a play-friendly costume. Macabeenies meet from 10-11:00 a.m., downstairs in the Playspace at Sherith Israel. No charge to attend.


Megillah reading and hamantashen

On Feb. 28, Sherith celebrates Purim with a megillah reading in costume at 6:15 p.m. After the reading will be a hamantashen party, which is free and open to the public. 


Gordon JCC Early Childhood Learning Center

A Purim parade will be held on March 2, which is also Read Across America Day. The activities are open to children who are enrolled in the ECLC. They may dress as their favorite book characters for the parade. Other reading-related events are planned. 


West End Synagogue

Purim at West End Synagogue will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 28, starting with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Ma’ariv and reading of the Megillah take place at 6:15 p.m. Dinner is free of charge. Please call (615) 269-4592, ext. 11, or email to RSVP.