Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Purim! Purim! Purim! Purim!

Posted by challahbackgirl on February 24, 2009

Jewish Young Adult Purim Party 2009

DJ D-Doff spinning

The joyful month of Adar has just begun which means that Purim is just around the corner.  Jews’ Next Dor with some help from Congregation Beth David and our favorite holiday party co-sponsors are bringing you a jammed packed weekend of Purim Festivities! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get use out of your Purim Costume(s). If you haven’t started planning your Purim costume, consider this your personal invitation to get started now.

We’ll kick off the weekend with an the 2nd annual Purim Party and Costume Contest on Saturday night. Sunday is a double header if you can get up after partying with us, come check out or volunteer at CBD’s Purim Carnival. We recommend stopping by to purchase lunch from Queen Esther’s Kitchen (brought you to us by Sisterhood) serving up Kosher meat treats. If you want to volunteer at the Carnival please contact Cheryl at
cbdpurim[at] After the carnival join us for some hamentaschen baking fun. Not to mention leave with a couple dozen hamentashchen perfect for eating or giving away in mishloach manot packages on Monday. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP and let us know your favorite filling! If that wasn’t enough Purim festivites we come to the actual holiday on Monday night. Jews’ Next Dor at 6:30 at Beth David to hear the abriged Megillah. Jews’ Next Dor will be helping with the Purim Skits (Spiel) if you have an acting, singing, dancing, writing, comedy, costume designing skill please let us ASAP. We’re looking for a few more volunteers to help with this. Come to the Megillah reading in costume and with a grogger (noise maker). Beth David also offers a full reading of the megillah in a calmer, quieter setting at 8pm that night. All are welcome to attend either reading. We’re offically meeting as a group to sit together at the 6:30pm reading. CBD is also offering a Pizza dinner at 5:30pm before the Megillah reading. RSVP is required for this.

While that end Jews’ Next Dor’s offical Purim celebrations, CBD’s continue. We encourage all Jewish Young Adults to attend these events at CBD as well. They will be doing a short service and megillah reading at 8am on Tuesday, March 10th, we promise you’ll find at least one Young Adult there, so stop by to say hi. Sisterhood invites you to join them for their 21+ Adult Purim Party on March 14.

Here’s the 411 on all the Jews’ Next Dor Purim celebrations.

  • Saturday, March 7, 8pm, Purim Party

    Saturday, March 7, 2009
    8pm – midnight
    Stanford Graduate Community Center
    750 Escondido Road, Stanford, Ca
    DJ D-Doff
    Costume Contest with prizes for Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple and Grand Prize awarded to Best Costume Overall.
    Co-sponsored by Hillel at Stanford Grad and Young Adult Group, Beth Am Roots Collective, Jews’ Next Dor, Congregation Beth David, SVYAD, Israeli Student Organization at Stanford, Oshman Family JCC, Kol Emeth Young Adults.

  • Sunday, March 8, 11am-2pm, CBD Purim Carnival with Queen Esther’s Kitchen

    CBD invites you to their annual Purim Carnival featuring carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, Israeli dancing, a silent auction, library book sale, a Magnes Museum presentation: Shushan and Beyond and of course Queen Esther’s Kitchen by Sisterhood. Delicious homemade Cabbage Rolls, Knishes, Hot Dogs, Hamentaschen and other yummy treats will be available for purchase. View the flier online for more information. They are also looking for volunteers to help sell tickets, staff carnival booths, doing arts and crafts, etc. If you’re willing to lend a hand please contact graubart [at]

  • Sunday, March 8, 3pm, Nosh Nosh on a Hamantashen: But First You Have To Bake Them

    Join us at Aleeza’s after CBD’s Purim Carnival to bake hamantashen. We all love the traditional triangular pastry of Purim, so join us in making them. We’ll have traditional and fun fillings, from apricot to cherry chocolate chip. Besides noshing on a hamantash, the best part is you won’t be baking alone. You have to help bake in order to help eat. $10 a person. You’ll leave with a bag full of these yummy holiday treats. RSVP to jewsnextdor[at] for the address and with your favorite filling. Pictures from last year.

  • Monday, March 9, 6:30pm, Megillah Reading at Beth David

    Join Jews’ Next Dor (in costume, of course) for Beth David’s abridged Megillah reading and purim spiel. For those that prefer the whole gantze mehillah there will be a reading at 8pm. Beth David will also have a reading with weekday morning service at 8am on Tuesday, March 10.
    Come early to enjoy pizza with the congregation.  Pizza Dinner – 5:30 pm: Join us for dinner before services! Cost: $7.00 (free for tots under 3). Click here to RSVP.(


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