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Purim Party: Esther Runs Hollywood

Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 5:30–10:30pm

ADMISSION: Adult General $46; Adult Member $36; Children $20; Child Member $18

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2024-03-23 13:00:00 UTC2024-03-23 23:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CAPurim Party: Esther Runs HollywoodCelebrate Purim with the glitz and glam of Hollywood at a fabulous Purim party with The Kitchen! Don your red carpet best and enjoy an old Hollywood–themed costume party and Purim spiel, fun programs for kids and adults alike, and a not-to-be-missed live DJ dance party with light bites and drinks. Experience the joy of Purim, schmooze with friends, and get ready for a night of stories, dancing, and Hollywood glamour.

Celebrate Purim with the glitz and glam of Hollywood at at a fabulous Purim party with The Kitchen! Don your red carpet best and enjoy an old Hollywood–themed costume party and Purim spiel, fun programs for kids and adults alike, and a not-to-be-missed live DJ dance party with light bites and drinks. Experience the joy of Purim, schmooze with friends, and get ready for a night of stories, dancing, and Hollywood glamour.

This program is presented in partnership with The Kitchen. The Kitchen is a religious community, grounded in serious exploration of Jewish tradition, text, and ritual for people with all levels of Jewish knowledge and experience. Learn more about The Kitchen here.

Not familiar with the holiday? Learn more about Purim here.

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Schedule of Events

5:30–6:30pm

Kitchen Playground

For families with kids aged 0–5

Enjoy a family-friendly hour of singing, a kid-friendly Purim spiel, games, treats, and a costume parade. We’ll conclude with a festive meal around 6:15 or 6:30pm. Afterwards, stay to enjoy the adult program and explore the exhibition RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped.

6:15–7:30pm

Freedom School and Friends

For families with kids aged 5–12

Begin the evening with a festive catered meal and an interactive family-oriented experience with The Kitchen and CJM educators. We’ll dive into themes of Purim including Jewish pride and taking on new personas and characters through old Hollywood glam. 

7–10:30pm

Adult Costume Party with Megillah Reading, Kitchen Spiel, and Live DJ Dance Party*

Picture this: it's Purim, and the spotlight is on as we gather 'round for the Megillah reading. It's like an old Hollywood epic, but with a twist of ancient intrigue. Hear the story of Queen Esther, the leading lady who saves her people from the clutches of the villainous Haman, in a drama like no other. Then, enter the "spiel"—think of it as a Purim production straight out of old Hollywood. It's Esther's story, but with a sprinkle of Hollywood magic. You'll catch witty one-liners, modern twists, and maybe even a song and dance number or two. After the spiel, we'll start our live DJ dance party and celebrate into the night with light bites and drinks! 

*Costumes are strongly encouraged! Dress up in your best red carpet look. See costumes from previous Purim parties here, or find inspiration on The Kitchen's old Hollywood pinterest board.

5:30–7:30pm

Explore the Exhibition

RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped is open to guests.

See Highlights from Previous Purim Parties

Check out photos from The Kitchen's Purim parties from years past!