Don’t look for a traditional Purim carnival at Westchester Reform Temple this year. Instead, the Scarsdale-based temple will present an "Adar-nival" on Sunday, February 10, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. WRT's new twist on the spring festival pairs the community-wide carnival with a celebration of the Jewish calendar's month of Adar (the month in which we traditionally celebrate Purim.) Thus, the new nomenclature “Adar-nival.”
Just as in a traditional Purim carnival, “Adar-nival” participants are encouraged to dress in costume as a favorite hero, villain, queen or princess, or any other Purim-themed outfit. New and updated carnival activities, including electronic games, will delight children of all ages and be accessible to all. For more information on accessibility, email WRTInclusion@gmail.com.
As a community service, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be distributed at a local food bank. Raffle tickets, food, snacks, and donated items will be available for purchase, as well, with proceeds dedicated to helping victims of superstorm Sandy, and to stocking the shelves at the Food Bank of Westchester
Tickets for the “Adar-nival” are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Parents and children under 3 are free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wrtemple.org; using the Adar-nival link. For those looking for the Megillah Reading and Spiel, this service will take place on the holiday of Purim, February 24, 2013, at 10:00 am in the sanctuary.
Westchester Reform Temple is located at 255 Mamaroneck Road in Scarsdale, N.Y. For directions or information, call 914-723-7727, email to email@example.com, or visit www.wrtemple.org.