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“Kol Hadash is really fun. It’s Judaism without the drag – the  services are fun, talking to people in the halls during Sunday School is fun, and many new Kol Hadash traditions are fun.”

 — Terry K., Highland Park


Each year our Sunday School students create our own Illustrated Megillah (“scroll" in Hebrew). Each class, from first grade through confirmation, decorates one page of the megillah, and the whole megillah is rolled out during the rabbi’s telling of the Purim story. Our school Purim service is followed by a festive Purim carnival with costumes, games and food!

We also hold a “Purim for Adults Only” service in which we discuss the subversive humor, drinking, sex and violence in the Scroll of Esther and its later commentaries and influence. No one under Chai (18) admitted!

Sunday School Purim Service and Celebration

February 28, 10:30 AM
Please use the east parking lot and entrance, around the back of the school

Our Sunday School Purim celebration is not just for Sunday School students! To register or for more information, please contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at, or 847/383-5184.

Learn more about our holiday Celebrations for Children and Humanistic Purim celebrations.

Make Some Noise: It's Purim

See Purim come alive for your children with stories, songs, and activities led by Rabbi Adam Chalom and Education Director Dawn Friedman. Storytimes are intended for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome) and are held at different local bookstores and other convenient neighborhood locations.

Make Some Noise: It's Purim is one in a series of storytimes sponsored by jBaby Chicago. All sessions are free of charge. Learn more.

RSVP for storytime on JUF's website. For more information, contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at, or 847/383-5184.

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