Temple Emanuel
Denver, Colorado


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Shushan Rhapsody: Purim at Temple Emanuel

Join us for the fun-filled holiday of Purim! We will celebrate with silliness, spectacle, and sustenance for children and adults of all ages! Register here for dinner, and click here to RSVP for the (free) adult celebration.

As our political season grows steadily more intense, Temple Emanuel does not shy away from the big issues. This year will be no exception. One of the greatest debates of all times is the question,  “Which is better: the latke or the hamantaschen?”  For centuries, great scholars and debaters have wrestled with this question each Purim. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Governor Jared Polis and State Attorney General Phil Weiser have agreed to face off against one another at our March 20th Purim festivities. The debate will take place following our Purim Shpiel and will be moderated by State Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet (HD 30) a connoisseur of both delicacies. In addition to the debate, we also will feature live music, excellent libations (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) delicious food and fun for all. You will not want to miss this.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. DINNER
Family Pasta Bar Dinner ($8 per person) and Purim fun for our youngest families. All will have the opportunity to participate in a Mitzvah Project of creating care packages for those in need.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. SHPIEL
A Purim Shpiel and Megillah Reading for ALL AGES! Come join us for a Shpiel filled with music, costumes, laughter, silliness, and many surprises, followed by a Hamantaschen Oneg!
7:30pm – 8:30 p.m. ADULT CELEBRATION
We invite all of our adult members to join us for our Purim Cabaret, featuring sweet and spirits, humor, The Latke vs Hamanstaschen Debate and music by Haman and the Noisemakers (Rabbi Black, Steve Brodsky, and Cantor Sacks).

Earlier Event: March 17
Purim Carnival
Later Event: March 21
Talmud Study