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FEBRUARY 18 |  THURSDAY |  1:30-3 PM

IF YOU KNEW ESTHER LIKE I KNOW ESTHER: PREPPING FOR PURIM WITH DEBBIE CIRULNICK
Examine events in the life of Esther through a close reading of Megillat Esther (the Book of Esther), integrating study of the traditional text with modern literary approach. Explore how Esther grew into her role as leader and savior of the Jewish people and how her life and actions are relevant to us. Click here for more information.

 

FEBRUARY 21 |  SUNDAY |  4-6 PM

MAMMA MIA IT’S A CBI GIFT BAG PICK UP
Join the CBI board and staff as we kick off our Purim festivities! Drive through and pick up your free Purim gift from CBI as The Banyan Bunch plays their hits! If you ordered a Sisterhood Shalach Manot Bag, you can also get your order during this time. Fulfill a mitzvah and bring a donation of a grocery store gift card or food for the Gulf Coast Jewish & Family Services Food Pantry.

 

 

FEBRUARY 23 |  TUESDAY |  7:45 PM

PURIM AFTER DARK: THE MEGILLAH YOU DIDN'T LEARN IN HEBREW SCHOOL 

Bring an adult beverage and learn the other side of the Purim story.
Bridge the Bay and join Rabbi Weintraub, Rabbi Danielle Upbin-Weizman of Congregation Beth Shalom and Rabbi Rachel Blatt of Kol Ami for provocative text study and discussion. 

 

 

FEBRUARY  25 | THURSDAY | 5-8 PM

CALLING ALL DANCING QUEENS (AND KINGS) IT’S A CBI TAILGATE PARTY!*

Put on your Purim costumes and join Doc Rock for a socially-distanced concert in the CBI parking lot at 5PM. Enjoy the concert safely from your personal vehicle and participate in a costume contest, in-person and over zoom. Costume contest participants are entered to win a prize. You must dress up to win!

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED to attend this event. Register here.

 

(Pictured: Doc Rock)

 

 

MAMMA MIA DIGITAL SPIEL 6:15PM

Our CBI actors sing the songs of ABBA in a special pandemic version of MAMMA MIA Purim Spiel. Stay after the Doc Rock concert as we air the spiel on the big screen, drive-in style. Participants can watch the big screen safely from their car.

Can’t make it to CBI? As always, the show can be viewed on-demand from home. Click here to watch at home - the video will go live at 6:15 PM and be available at any time afterwards.

 

LATE EVENING MINYAN & MEGILLAH READING OVER ZOOM 8PM

After we rocked and spieled at CBI, join us online from your homes for an evening minyan and megillah reading. Or, register here for limited in-person attendance (masks required). Download a copy of the megillah reading here.

 

MAC & CHEESE YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER

Back by popular demand, CBI's Youth Group is selling boxed Mac & Cheese groggers for a suggested donation of $2 at the start of the event. Exact change is appreciated!

 

FEBRUARY 26 | FRIDAY | 8:30 AM & 5-6:30PM

PURIM MORNING MINYAN

At 8:30AM, join us in person or via Zoom for a Purim morning minyan with megillah reading and spiel reprise. Click here for information on how to attend.

 

“TAKE A CHANCE” ON PURIM JAMMIES AND JEANS*

Join us for at 5:00pm Purim Jammies and Jeans and Kabbalat Shabbat service for young families in the parking lot. Get comfy, hear the story of Purim, create a grogger craft with your friends and listen to a Spiel. Click here to register.

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED to attend this event.

 

6:11PM candle lighting.


 

PURIM AT HOME:

Helpful links for Purim at home

 

THE FULL MEGILLAH:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2021-02/Megillat%20Esther.pdf

THE STORY OF PURIM:

https://www.hillel.org/jewish/celebrating-shabbat-and-holidays/purim

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-story-of-purim/

MORE GREAT PURIM INFO: http://www.jtsa.edu/purim-resources
ASSORTMENT OF KOSHER PURIM RECIPES: https://www.kosher.com/recipes/purim
HAMANTASCHEN AT HOME: https://www.kosher.com/recipe/hamantaschen-4874
PURIM INSPIRED COCKTAILS:

https://www.kveller.com/article/purim-cocktails/

https://cookingkosherwithcor.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/purim-themed-cocktails/

https://jewcy.com/featured/cocktails-on-purim

101 SHALACH MANOT IDEAS:

https://kosheronabudget.com/101-mishloach-manot-ideas/

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/purim/creative-ideas-mishloach-manot-purim-gift-baskets

http://www.designmegillah.com/2012/02/gift-baskets-for-purim.html

ASSORTMENT OF AT-HOME PURIM CRAFTS:

https://www.pinterest.com/jewitup/purim-crafts/

https://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/purimartscraftsideaskidsprojects.html

https://www.creativejewishmom.com/2012/02/recycled-cardboard-tube-castle.html

MAKE YOUR OWN GROGGER: https://www.creativejewishmom.com/2010/02/recycle-cups-make-a-fun-noise-maker-for-purim-or-your-next-rhythm-project.html

 

Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781