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8:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET
Join us for a unique reading of the Megillah. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to take a sip whenever you hear Haman’s name. Homemade noise makers are also encouraged!
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Enjoy a delicious Kosher dinner brought to you by Betty the Caterer and vegan dinners from Chef Lenka (gluten free and vegan options available ). Come to Kol Emet for a socially-distanced and safe pick up of your pre-ordered Shabbat dinners, wine, cooking class ingredient packs, art class materials and challah!
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Rabbi Anna will offer a welcome as we kick-off our Purim-Palooza 18 hrs of programming together!
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm ET
Enjoy your pre-ordered Shabbat dinner, grab a glass of wine, something sweet and enjoy the virtual Oneg with the Kol Emet community.
8:15 pm – 8:45 pm ET
Sherry Hanck will guide us in a soothing Shabbat evening meditation as we say “lilah tov-goodnight” to our first day of Purim-Palooza. (via Zoom and streaming on Kol Emet’s Facebook page)
9:30 am – 11:00 am ET
Join Rabbi Judy Abrahamson for her regular torah study group.
10:00 am – 10:45 am ET
Boker tov – good morning! Prancing Peacock yoga instructor Nina Mauro will lead us as we wake up our bodies and souls. Get ready with your yoga mat, water and an open mind! All levels welcome and modifications will be offered. She will focus on breath, movement and the subtle body connection.
Move your body. Calm your mind. Certified yoga instructor Alison Nething will guide as we learn the importance of breath and mindfulness while we stretch and strengthen our bodies. All levels and grades are welcome.
11:00 am – Noon ET
Join Shabbat services led by the Hey class.
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm ET
Join Dalit Geller for an authentic Israeli Cooking class! She will teach us to make Israeli salad and Shakshuka which will pair perfectly with the fresh bread in your cooking kit. Ingredients are supplied with a weekend package purchase, or a shopping list will be supplied for ala carte guests!
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET
It won’t be Purim without Hamantaschen now would it! Join Carol Bress as she leads you through how to make the perfect shaped Hamantaschen and gives you creative ideas for fillings. Dough will be provided, so make sure you register to reserve your dough!
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Join Teddi Matisoff for some cool science experiments you can do safely at home, including safe Chemistry fun that goes Pop! Drop! and Fizz!
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET
A Magic Show for the ages, with some of the greatest magicians from the past, present, and future. Some notable appearances include, Shoshana, ShoshanaDonna, Dr. Vats Wrongtime, Mindalagosi, Sam the Ace, and all attendees will perform their own magic trick ( be prepared with your own deck of cards!).
3:30 pm -4:30 pm ET
Have fun with the artistic process and create your own one-of-a-kind flower pot!
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET
Israeli dancing is a form of dance usually performed to songs in Hebrew, or to other songs which have been popular in Israel. This is sure to be a fun and upbeat event.
6:15 pm – 6:45 pm ET
Let’s join as a congregation to mark the end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week. The ritual involves lighting a special havdalah candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine and smelling sweet spices.
8:00 pm – 8:45 pm ET
Raanan Hershberg is a loud and neurotic Jew originally from Louisville, KY. Raanan recently made his national tv debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden (watch here). He recently premiered his latest solo show OFF THE GRID in the New York International Fringe Festival, which was called ‘One of the best one-man shows you are likely to see anywhere’ by Hy Bender in bestnewyorkcomedy.com. (via Zoom)
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET
End the day by joining an online charity poker game. While we are not able to gather in person, why not gather with friends in a fun way to sponsor our fundraiser.
10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
FAMILY / KIDS
Family fun for everyone! Join Carrie for a drive-thru Purim carnival and have fun playing ring on Esther, Purim pictionary, stamp out Haman and much much more. Don’t forget to sign up for a time slot.
Kum what?! Kumsitz (pronounced koom-sits) literally means “come sit” and refers to spiritual musical gatherings that Jews have taken part of for centuries.
Noon – 1:00 pm ET
Join Bailey Hanck as she walks you through how to make vegan and/or gluten free amazing sugar cookies.
The Holocaust Through the Eyes of Survivors: The Philadelphia Connection: Join us for a guided virtual tour of the exhibition highlighting our incredible collection and the personal stories associated with them. This virtual tour incorporates a variety of Holocaust stories all from individuals who settled in or around Philadelphia after WWII. It incorporates unique personal artifacts of survivors, liberators, and resistors to provide a personal and deeper historical understanding about the Holocaust, and uses video footage of personal testimony from our Legacy Library to enhance the experience.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
B-I-N-G-O! Join us for a raucous game of family-friendly bingo with our well-seasoned BINGO caller, Rob Siegel!
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET
We’ll end how we began back together for a recap of the weekend and an update on our fundraising success!