Purim 2019 in Orange County

Looking for things to do during Purim? Use this page to see which synagogues and organizations are offering Purim services and programs in and adjacent to Orange County.

Community Purim Events around Orange County



March 21, 5:30 p.m.  Purim Seudah with Beth Jacob and Café Europa, 5:30 p.m., Italian-style meal catered by Hotz Stuff, RSVP required


Congregation B'nai Israel -Tustin

March 17, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Purim Carnival sponsored by USY and featuring World Famous Men's Club Pizza!

March 20, 7:30 a.m. Fast of Esther Service
5:30 p.m. Family Celebration and Costume Parade with Carl Cedar
6:15 p.m. Shushan Feast- $10/adult; $5/child (2-12); Children under 2 free
7:15 p.m. Ma'ariv, Megillah reading, Purim Shpiel, and a nosh

March 21, 7:30 a.m. Shacharit and Megillah Reading


Congregation B’nai Tzedek - Fountain Valley

March 24, 9 a.m. Megillah reading
9:30 a.m. Purim Carnival with games, prizes, food, inflatables, hamster-ball races, and a raffle with prizes including Disneyland Park-Hopper tickets


Chabad of Aliso Viejo & Laguna Woods 

March 21, 5:30 p.m. Purim at the Stadium Comedy sports with a world-renowned comedian, multimedia Megillah reading, concession stand dinner, dress up as a true fan! $18/person, at Clubhouse 6 (24061 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods), Contact Rochel@jewishalisoviejo.com or 949.244.8173.


Chabad Beth Meir HaCohen - Yorba Linda

March 21, 5:30 p.m. Superhero Purim, Megillah reading, dinner, science guy, face paint, caricature artist, dress up as your favorite superhero! $18/person, $40/family, Contact 714.693.0770


Chabad of Laguna Beach

March 12, 4:30 p.m. JYZ Youth Zone HAMENTASH BAKE Roll it, Shape it, Take it, Bake it! Chocolate, jelly, sprinkle fillings! Pre-Purim fun for kids of all ages! $6.00, RSVP to perel@chabadoflaguna.com or (949) 499-0770

March 21, 5 p.m. PURIM USA! Patriotic themed party celebrating our great nation! All American BBQ buffet & Hamentashen, "fabulously wacky" show with Michael, special salute to the men and women who serve/served our country, Megillah reading & slide show, kids crafts, great music and dancing! Fun for all ages! Adults $18.00 Children $12.00, RSVP to perel@chabadoflaguna.com or (949) 499-0770


Chabad Center for Jewish Life - Newport Beach 

March 21, 6 p.m. A Magical Purim, dinner, multimedia Megillah reading, magical activities, magician, fun for all ages. $15 by 3/14, $18/adult, $12/kids 12 and under. Contact (949) 721-9800.


Chabad of Irvine

March 21, 5 p.m. Superhero Purim, Megilah reading, power-boosting hamantaschen, mingle with superheroes, super show, do all the mitzvot of Purim, $25/family.


Chabad of North Irvine 

March 21, 5:30 p.m. Purim in the Wild West, Western buffet, cowbell graggers, hamantaschen, photo booth, Jewish western music, western-themed crafts and games for kids, Megillah reading. RSVP to 714.86.TORAH


March 17, 10:15 a.m. Epic Purim Rap Battle
March 21, 6p.m. The Greatest Purim “Circus Style Purim Spectacular” 


Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a lot - Irvine 

March 24, 9 a.m. “She Will Rock You – A Shushanian Rhapsody” Purim Shpiel
10 a.m. Carnival $25/wristband presale (5 and older), $15/kids 4 and younger, $30/wristbands day-of.


March 22, 5 p.m. Purim Carnival and BBQ Dinner for all ages 
6 p.m. Purim family services 7 p.m. Carnival fun continues Contact Pam at 949.553-3535


Jewish Collaborative of Orange County

March 9, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Purim-themed Shabbat Shalom Family, St. Mark Presbyterian Church Newport Beach


Shul by the Shore - Long Beach

March 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Family Hamentash Bake-Off & Traveling Purim Puppet Theater, Alpert JCC in Long Beach. RSVP to Rochie@shulbytheshore.org

March 21, 5 p.m. Purim in the Stadium! Dress up as a true sports fan and get ready for the Purim madness! Alpert JCC in Long Beach.


Temple Beth David - Westminster

March 20, 7 p.m. Purim Shpiel

March 24, 11 a.m. Purim Carnival with games, petting zoo, and food


Temple Beth El, South Orange County - Aliso Viejo

March 22, 4 - 5:45 p.m. Purim Palooza, Free Family Fun Carnival, Futuristic Purim Shpiel by 6th and 7th graders 
5:45 - 6 p.m. Shabbat service with special guest song leader Charlie Kramer 
6 - 7 p.m. Celebrate together with free games, food for purchase and prizes for everyone! Come in costume!


Temple Beth Sholom - Santa Ana

March 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. “Grease” – a Purim Shpiel and Carnival, 50s-themed carnival with games, activities, fun food, music and enjoyment for all ages. Wristbands include games and lunch and are $18/child. 


Temple Bat Yahm - Newport Beach

March 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Momantashen, Make Hamentashen with the Moms for Sundays Carnival

March 24, 10:45 a.m. SUPER PURIM, Megillah reading and Purim Shpiel and Carnival
11:15 a.m. all your favorite fun activities, games, hamantaschen, lunch, and more! Fun for the whole family! Tickets: $1/ticket or $36 for 40 tickets


Temple Judea - Laguna Woods

March 21, 9:30 a.m. “The Whole Megillah” Purim at Temple Judea, wear a costume, take part in reading the Megillah.


March 20, 7 p.m. Megillah reading and Ice Cream Bar
March 21, 9 a.m. Services and Megillah reading


March 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Purim Shpiel and Celebration


If you don't see your Orange County synagogue or Jewish community Purim  listing here and want to add it, please email the synagogue/organization name, a link to information about your services or programs, and a contact name to Marketing@JFFS.org.