Feb 18, 2015
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Richmond’s only synagogue, Temple Beth Hillel, is holding its Purim Carnival and Raffle on Sunday, March 1.

The whole community is invited to the free event, which runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the synanogue at 801 Park Central St.

Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes, masks and to bring noisemakers for the carnival, which will include craft booths and games for kids of all ages, treasures from the gift shop, traditional hamentaschen (a three-cornered fruit-filled pastry), home-baked goods and a tasty lunch.

The Carnival’s highlight is a a raffle offering a $250 gift card as the grand prize.

“So put on your costumes, bring your friends, family and especially the kids to the Temple’s Purim Carnival,” organizers said. “Everyone is welcome and admission is free.”

Purim is the Jewish holiday commemorating a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.

For more information, visit www.tbhrichmond.org or call (510) 223-2560.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.