Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

PURIM 2021 at Ohav Shalom: Shushan Shenanigans and Silly Stuff (Safely)

Before the holiday:  Getting Ready!

Sunday, February 21st  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Purim Give and Get in the Ohav Parking Lot: 

Pick up a Mishloach Manot gift bag from Ohav to you, greet the rabbis and President Judy Avner ~ Drop off food for the Regional Food Bank to help feed the hungry in our region, and fulfill the mitzvah of  matanot le’evyonim

Sunday, February 21th  7:15 pm on zoom:  Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!

Comedy Hour on ZOOM with Rabbi Bob Alper, stand-up comic and author  — for full details and zoom link, click here!

Erev Erev, Purim here we come!

Wednesday, February 24th  7-8 p.m. The Ohav Youth Community celebrates with MopCo! 

A Purim party like no other, in a year like no other!  For 6th-12th graders – Registration Required! Everything you want to know AND event registration right here! 



Chag Sameach!

Thursday, February 25th   5:30 – 6:30 pm: Mini-Musical-Megillah reading.

Bring graggers and wear your silliest hat as we gather on Zoom to tell the story of  Purim (abbreviated), hear snippets of the Book of Esther, and sing Purim  songs with Bracha Louz. Join us on ZOOM here!

Thursday, February 25th  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Purim on (Off) Broadway at JTS. 

All are invited to share a complete reading of the Megillah of Esther, livestreamed from the Jewish Theological Seminary Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts – New York, NY.  Virtual Maariv, full Megillah reading with integrated shpiel of adult humor. 

Broadway song parodies, commentary on the Megillah, and humor intended to be edgy and challenging while witty and playfulMost liturgy will appear on screen, including a powerpoint of the Megillah text, and all song lyrics.  View at; or find more information and registration (requested but not required) at 

Friday, February 26th  7 – 8:15 a.m. Purim morning Zoom minyan, including full reading of the Megillah of Esther.  

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