Shaloh House Chabad in Stoughton plans Purim events

Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area, 50 Ethyl Way, Stoughton, will hold the following events for Purim, which will take place Tuesday, March 10.

A free Pre-Purim Hamantash Bake will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Make your own dough and choose your own filling. Hamantashen are the traditional three cornered cookie resembling Haman's hat, and eaten on Purim. RSVP at

A Purim dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Come in your favorite Superhero costume and enjoy the decorations and displays. It will include a chicken dinner and live music with the Grab Brothers. Cost is $20 per adult and $12 per child. For more information, visit

Purim is a full week celebration with packing and distributing of Purim gift packages, making Hamantashen, decorating, dress up and the reading of the Megilah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9; and again at  7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 10. Other readings also will take place during the day.

Shaloh House is selling fully wrapped Purim gift baskets for $6. All proceeds benefit the Shaloh House Chabad Childcare playground. To order, call 781 344-6334.


Purim carnival, shpiels planned at Canton synagogues

The Shalom Children Activity Program (SCAP), a year-long program sponsored by a collaborative partnership of South Shore synagogues and Jewish organizations, will join with two member synagogues in Canton for “Celebrate Purim” on Sunday, March 8. Temple Beth David of the South Shore will hold a Purim Shpiel at 11 a.m. followed by Purim carnival and pizza at noon. Temple B’nai Tikvah will hold Make Your Own Hamantashen with Chef Michelle from 2-4 p.m. Also, Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills in Milton will host a Purim carnival, with a costume contest and parade, games, prizes and food from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families with children up to age 8 can attend. These events require SCAP registration, as well as RSVPs to the individual synagogues. For registration, visit For information, contact


Temple Beth David to host Roaring '20s Purim Ball

Temple Beth David of the South Shore, 1066 Randolph St., Canton, will host its annual Roaring '20s Purim Ball at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. It will include drinks, dessert and dancing. Travel back 100 years to the time of flappers and jazz. Dress in a costume or cocktail attire. Tickets, at $36, include two drink tickets and a dessert buffet. Make reservations at or email For more information, call 781-828-2275.


Canton synagogue set for Purim

The Chai Jewish Center, Canton, will hold the following Purim events:

The Chai Jewish Center, Canton, will host a family Hamentashen bake from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, March 8. It also will include an interactive Purim puppet show, Purim crafts, Purim games, carnival prizes, and prizes for costumes. Cost is $5 child

The synagogue also will hold an adult Purim party at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9. It will include wines, cheese, hor d'oeuvres, musical entertainment and Megillah reading. Cost is $25 at the door.

Purim in Outer Space will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. It will include dinner, Ha-MOON-tashen, live music, mad science show, glow in the dark crafts and dancing. Cost is $18 adults before March 3,  $25 at the door, and children free.

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PJ Library to host Superhero Purim event

PJ Library will host a Superhero Purim event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 1 at Heights Elementary School, 454 S. Main St., Sharon. Attendees can sing, dance, take photos and hear a story with Elsa and Captain America. The event also will  feature face painting, crafts and snacks. The event is for families with children through age 6, and siblings are welcome. Cost is $20 per family by Feb. 27; and $25 per family after. Register at For more information, email For weather-related updates, check the JCC South Area Family Connection Facebook group.                  


PJ Library to host Passover event for children

PJ Library will hold Passover stories and activities from 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Sharon Public Library, 11 North Main St., Sharon. Socialize with other south area families, put on your own plague puppet show or create your own plague garden. Light snacks provided. The event is for families with children through age 6, and siblings are welcome. The event is free. Space is limited. Register at For more information, contact     


Beth Shalom to host 2 Purim events

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills will celebrate Purim with two events.

On March 8, the synagogue’s Rabbi Weistrop Religious School will sponsor its annual Purim carnival from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the synagogue at 18 Shoolman Way, Milton. The Purim carnival will feature games, booths, prizes, raffles, food and prizes for costumes. Tickets for booths and snacks will be available for purchase, while costumed children and adults get extra tickets.

On March 10, the synagogue will hold a community Purim celebration and Passover wine tasting. For school-age children pre-K to seventh grade, there will be Purim educational activities starting at 4:15 p.m., followed by a light dairy dinner from 5:30 to 5:50 p.m. Adults can have hors d’oeuvres and Passover wine tasting from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. RSVP by March 6. The congregation will join together from 5:50 to 6:45 pm. for the Megillah reading, songs and a costume parade, followed by Hamantashen and more wine tasting.

For more information about Purim or other temple activities, call the temple office at 617-698-3394, email or visit


Canton’s B’nai Tikvah to host musical Shabbat

A musical Shabbat for tots and adults will be held on March 13 at B’nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington St., Canton.

The tot program, conducted by cantorial student, Jennifer Boyle, and Rabbi Gordon will take place at 5:15 p.m. Snacks will follow. Then, Boyle and the rabbi will conduct adult services at 6 p.m., followed by an adult dinner.

Cost of the dinner is $18, with a $54 maximum per family/household.

Reservations are needed for this dinner. To RSVP, call the temple office at 781-828-5250.


Listen to morning of Shabbat melodies

B’nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington St., Canton, will present “A Morning of Shabbat Melodies” at 9:30 a.m. March 7.

Join Cantor Grossman and the B’nai Tikvah choir for the event. For more information, visit