Looking for things to do for Purim? See which synagogues and organizations are offering Purim services and programs in and adjacent to Orange County.

North County


February 29, Temple Beth David Purim Tot Shabbat, 10:30 a.m. Learn more here.


March 1, Temple Beth Sholom Children’s Purim Shpiel and Purim Carnival, 10:00 a.m. 


March 7: Temple Beth Tikvah Totally Rad 80’s Purim Party, 5 p.m. Join TBT for a Totally Rad 80’s Purim Party featuring 80’s cover band The Flux Capacitors. Bring the kids for a silent disco and dance the night away with the TBT Community.. All are welcome! Early bird pricing through February 21 is $18 per adult and $12 per child. After February 21, cost to attend is $21 per adult and $14 per child. RSVP here.


March 8: Temple Bat Yahm “Totally Rockin’ 80s Purim Carnival”, 10:45 a.m. Wear a costume to be entered to win a pair of Apple Air Pods. Activities include: extreme jumpers, Shushan sand art, remote control car racing, balloon animals, petting zoo, pony rides, kiddie train, gaga, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and prizes! TBY’s Famous Purim BBQ and a Beverage Garden for adults. $36 All You Can Play & Eat (children K-12); $18 Additional Child (K-12/Preschool aged children 2-4 years old); $10 Adult Meal & Drink. Register here.


March 8, Temple Beth David Purim Shpiel and Carnival, 10 a.m. Open to the community.


March 8, Chabad of North Irvine, "Give it Forward Together" 3 - 4:30 p.m.  Join us as we pack Purim food baskets for needy  Jewish families in Orange County. Northwood Community Center 5431 Brayan Ave., in Irvine. Click here for more information and to RSVP.


March 10, Chabad of North Irvine, Purim 'Under the Sea' 5:30 p.m. Multi-media Megillah reading, seaside refreshments, bubblemania, Purim Sand Art, Hamantashen, graggers and more at Park Paseo Club House, 25 Christamon West in Irvine. Click here for more information and to RSVP.


March 10: Chabad Beth Meir Hacohen “Purim on the Yorba Linda Ranch”, 5:30 p.m. Megiallah reading, delicious dinner, pony rides, petting zoo, live music. Come in your costume! $18 per person; $45 per family. Learn more and RSVP here


March 13: Temple Beth Tikvah Family Friendly Purim Shabbat, 6 p.m. A post-Purim dress up Shabbat service and dinner for kids and their families! $12 per adult; $8 per child. $45 per family of 5 or more. RSVP here.


Central County


February 29: Jewish Collaborative of Orange County Shabbat Shalom Family: Purim Edition, 11:15 a.m. In addition to a joyful Shabbat mini-minyan, we will be learning about Purim and making mishloah manot bags to share with our friends. Participating families are all invited to join us for Shabbat lunch. Located on the campus of St Mark Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. Learn more here. 


March 6, University Synagogue Purim Celebration - "Persian Purim", 5 p.m.

Costumes, DJ, dance party games, bounce house, raffle tickets, and treats. Join Rabbi Rachlis, Cantor Braier and all your friends for the reading of the megillah, jokes, and fun. Preorder tickets at www.UniversitySynagogue.org. Early bird pricing through February 22 is $30 per adult and $20 per child (includes unlimited entertainment, dinner and 2 drink tickets). After February 22, cost to attend is $40 per adults; $30 per child; no cash accepted for same day sales.


March 8, Temple Bat Yahm Totally Rad 80’s Purim Carnival, 10:45 am. Music and children’s Megillah reading, followed by the Purim Carnival. Tickets and information available on website.


March 8, Congregation B’nai Israel Purim Carnival, 12 p.m. 


March 9, Congregation B’nai Israel Young Family Celebration and Purim Shpiel, 5:30 p.m. Costume parade with Carl Cedar and dinner. RSVP here.


March 10, Chabad Jewish Center “Purim at the Stadium” 5:30 p.m. Multimedia Megillah reading, buffet dinner, entertainment and activities for adults and children! RSVP and more information here or call 949.721.9800.


March 10: Chabad of Irvine Family Purim Masquerade Party, 5 p.m. Show, hamantaschen, graggers, music, seuda in a box. $25 per family. Learn more and RSVP here


March 10: Chabad of Irvine Grand Purim Seuda, 7 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner, costume masquerade, l’chaims, show and music! $36 per adult ($42 after March 4th); $12 per child ($15 after March 4th). Learn more and RSVP here

South County


March 6, Temple Beth El of South Orange County Purim Carnival and Outdoor Glow Shabbat Service, 4-7 p.m. Free to attend and open to the community! RSVP here.


March 9, Temple Beth El of South Orange Shushan Brick Road Purim Production, 7 p.m. Dinner with advanced reservations and Megillah reading. RSVP for dinner here.


March 10, Chabad Jewish Center of Mission Viejo “Groovy Purim in the 60s Family Celebration,” 5:30 p.m. Adults $20 in advance, $25 at the door; children/teens $10; family $50 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children); donor $45 includes preferred seating; host $90 includes preferred seating for 2; and event sponsor $360 includes preferred seating for 8. Register here.


March 10: Chabad of Laguna Beach Mexican Purim Fiesta, 5 p.m. Purim is here, no time for siesta, grab a sombrero and join the fiesta! Mariachi band, fabulous Mexican buffet, crafts and piñatas for the kiddos and tequila and l’chaims for the adults. Megilah reading, hamentashen, face painting, costume masquerade and more! $18 per adult; $13 per child; $180 sponsor. Learn more and RSVP here 


March 10, Chabad of San Clemente "Purim in Africa," 6 p.m.Roaring Good Dinner, including South African Delicacies, Live Animals to Hold, Open Bar, Megilla Reading with Slide Show, Hamentashen and Fun for all ages! Come in any themed costume! $15 a person, Maximum $54 per family by advanced reservation only. Register here.

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.