Community Celebrations

Throughout the year, the J invites the community to join us for holiday celebrations.

Hundreds of people dress up and play at our Purim Carnival and celebrate Hanukkah Under the Stars with us every year. We also have a Sukkot dinner in the Kesher Community Garden every fall, community Hanukkah candle lightings in the winter, and family Passover Seders in the spring, and more.

On select Fridays—at the J and in Ballard and Issaquah—newborns, babies, toddlers, and their parents are welcome to join friends for Tot Shabbat with songs and challah. During the summer, families are encouraged to join their kids as they celebrate Shabbat with the entire SJCC Summer Camp.

Purim in the Park

Sunday, March 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bergen Place, 5420 22nd Ave NW, Ballard

Join us for Purim in the Park, as we meet some of the Purim story characters, enjoy some hamantashen, and do a Purim craft. Perfect for the whole family! Stop by the Ballard Farmers Market after the event for some goodies.

Hamantashen Make and Take

Friday, March 10 | 1-1:45 p.m.
University House, 22975 SE Black Nugget Road, Issaquah
Suggested donation $5

Join us for Tot Shabbat and make some hamantashen to bake at home. While we make the traditional Purim treat with some of the residents of University House, we’ll also enjoy a Purim story and songs.

Super Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 12
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Carnival
Free

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s Super Purim! Join us for our greatest Purim carnival yet. We’ll have tons of awesome carnival games, art activities, a bouncy house, rides, and so much more. Superhero costumes encouraged!

Games this year include 9-hole mini golf, mechanical bull riding, life-sized Twister, and more. We’ll also have Falafel Salam and Yummy Box food trucks on site 

Come early for the Hamatashen Hustle Fun Run – see details below.

The event is free, but please RSVP so we know to expect you.

Thank you to our event partners: Secular Jewish Circle, Camp Kalsman, B’nai B’rith Camp, Camp Solomon Schechter, Sephardic Adventure Camp, Jewish Student Union, Seattle NSCY, Bulgarian School, Jewish National Fund, Mercer Island Parks and Recreation, Herzl-Ner Tamid, PJ Library, BBYO, Seattle Kollel.

Hamantashen Hustle Fun Run

Sunday, March 12 10 a.m.
$30 per family (includes t-shirts)

Join us for a Purim family run: the Hamantashen Hustle! Run, walk, or dance your way through this one-mile race. The whole family is welcome. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

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