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Purim Old World Market and Shpiel

Monday, March 6 @ 4:30 pm 8:00 pm

Celebrate Purim with Temple Israel! Purim, like most Jewish holidays, is a celebration of many things: a tale of our Jewish ancestors; giving gifts to friends and those in need; pre-spring fertility cookies rebranded through the patriarchal ages as antagonist Haman’s hat; and, of course, joy and merriment!

This year we’re hosting an Old World Market coordinated by Ollie Schwartz of Pushcart Judaica. Like in the times of our ancestors before us, we’ll gather and gossip, play and pretend amongst our neighbors and community. There will be arts vendors, tarot reading, music buskers, and food vendors including knishes and hamantaschen (including gluten-free options!). Kids activities will include making hamantaschen and masks for the shpiel. Vegetarian soup and hamantaschen will be available for everyone to enjoy.

Market vendors include

–> Ezra Rose – illustrator, zinester and multi-disciplinary artist. Find them online at www.ezra-rose.com

–> io a-c ceramics- ceramic Judaica

–> Peggy Davis – printer, calligrapher and upcycled pieces artist. Find Peggy online at http://www.ganeydn.com/.

–> Sam Gillogly // Wax & Bones – They work in a variety of media including paint, ink, fiber arts, papercut, and clay. Their creations can be found on Instagram at @wax_and_bones.

–> Sol Weiss – printmaker, illustrator and graphic designer. Fine them online at https://www.solweiss.com/

–> Carol Silver – Great Aunt Emma’s Hot Pickled Peppers and jewelry

–> LB Moore // Ampersand Apothecary – Herbal goodies: teas, seasoning blends, air sprays, herbal rice packs

After the market, join us in the sanctuary for a shpiel created by Rabbi Andrea followed by the megillah reading and klezmer music.

4:30-6:30 Old World Market

6:30- Parade up to the sanctuary for the Purim shpiel and followed by klezmer music from our Temple Israel band

This event is free and open to the public!

Accessibility Information: This event will take place in the Social Hall and then in the Sanctuary. Both rooms are wheelchair accessible. The shpiel will be available to watch on Zoom.

Covid Information: Masks are required for ages 5 and up. We will set up a separate area downstairs for eating as we’ll try and keep the market a mask-only space. Please stay home if you or anyone in your home is sick with COVID symptoms, or have been in recent contact with someone who tested positive for COVID. Visit our COVID guidelines page for more information about our policy.

27 Pierce Street
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States
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