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Purim Carnival Brings Community Together at Jewish Center of Teaneck

Last Sunday, families from across Bergen County gathered at the Jewish Center of Teaneck for its annual Purim carnival, kicking off the festive week with joy and togetherness. The event, open to all, provided a delightful morning of fun-filled activities for attendees of all ages.

Children’s laughter filled the air as they bounced in the castle, their faces lit up with excitement as they engaged in mask decorating, hamentashen making, and other Purim-themed crafts. The vibrant energy of the carnival was contagious, with families reveling in the spirited atmosphere.

From toddlers to grandparents, everyone found something to enjoy at the carnival. Whether it was the thrill of finding a hidden prize in a haystack or the satisfaction of rolling the perfect strike at the bowling alley, there was no shortage of entertainment for attendees of all ages.

One of the highlights of the carnival was the opportunity for kids to say Tehillim for Israeli soldiers, fostering a sense of solidarity and connection with their brethren in Israel. It was a reminder of the importance of community and supporting one another, even across borders.

As the morning unfolded, it was evident that the Purim carnival was more than just a fun event — it was a celebration of community and tradition. Families from diverse backgrounds came together under one roof, united by their shared love for the holiday of Purim and the Jewish community in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the shul.

The success of the Purim carnival is a testament to the strength and vibrancy of the Jewish community in Teaneck. It was heartening to see families from across the area come together to celebrate their shared heritage and create lasting memories with one another. Whether you are new to Teaneck and Bergen County or have been around for a while, the Jewish Center is always looking for opportunities to connect people and bring them together.

As the Jewish Center reflects on the joy and togetherness of the Purim carnival, members are filled with gratitude for the sense of unity and camaraderie that defines their community, and look forward to many more celebrations and moments of connection at the Jewish Center of Teaneck. Those interested in becoming a part of the center’s warm and welcoming community are invited to reach out and learn more about how to get involved.


Dr. Josh Schwarzbaum is a transformative coach and a triple board certified physician in emergency medicine, addiction medicine and emergency medical services. You can learn more about him at www.healthyinside.net.

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