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Purim Family Fun and Celebrations in Marin and the North Bay

Purim Palooza girls with makeup

Purim Palooza takes place at the Osher Marin JCC on Sunday, March 17 from 11:30 am–2 pm. Photo: Osher Marin JCC

Purim—one of the most festive and joyous Jewish holidays—begins at sundown on Wednesday, March 20, and families in Marin and the North Bay will find plenty of opportunities for fun and celebration. Here's our rundown on family Purim events in Marin and elsewhere in the North Bay.

Sunday, March 17

Community Hamantashen Make N' Take
Chabad Jewish Center, Novato
10 am–12:15 pm

Enjoy a fun family holiday event! Come roll, fill, and pinch your very own hamantashen , while learning about the happiest day on the Jewish calendar. Inspiring speaker Sorele Brownstein will share "The Untold Story of Purim". $18 per adult; kids and Hebrew School families free. Location: 7430 Redwood Boulevard, Suite D Novato 94945. Event details

Purim Palooza
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael
11:30 am–2 pm

Join the Osher Marin JCC for a free Purim family carnival. Enjoy live surf rock by Meshugga Beach Party and music by the Brandeis Marin bands, carnival games and prizes, balloon animals and face painting, bounce house and storytime, delicious good, Purim-themed crafts and activities, an aquatics and fitness open house, and more. Make sure to come in your best costume! Location: 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael 94903. Event details

Wednesday, March 20

Purim Costume Party for Little Ones
Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael
4:30 pm

Bring your little ones (babies through kindergarteners) in their costumes, and join us for songs, silliness and hamantaschen. Event details

Megillah Mia! Purim Shpiel and Dance Party
Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael
6:30 pm

Come in costume to this fabulous intergenerational congregation-wide celebration—get in spirit and let loose! Bring a box of mac-and-cheese to use as a grogger and then donate to the Food Bank/JFCS Food Pantry. RSVP by March 15. Location: 170 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael 94903. Event details

Megillah Reading and Hamentashen
Chabad of Mill Valley
7:45 pm

Join Chabad of Mill Valley for a Megillah reading and hamentashen at Brookly, 29 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. Event details

Thursday, March 21

Emoji Purim Party
Lucas Valley Clubhouse, San Rafael
5 pm

Join Chabad Jewish Center of Novato and Chabad of Marin for an emoji-themed Purim party featuring Buki the Clown, Megillah reading, a buffet dinner, magic show, face-painting, balloon twisting, crafts, hamantashen, and more. Come in costume! For all ages. Tickets: $50 family, $22 adults, $15 children. Early-bird discount available for tickets ordered before March 13. Event details

Purim Party at Brooklyn
Chabad of Mill Valley
5–7 pm

Chabad of Mill Valley presents a Purim party with Megillah reading, graggers, crafts, costume prizes, hamentashen, and a New York-style deli. $25 adults, $12 children 3–12. Registration required. Location: Brooklyn, 29 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. Event details

Purim at the Circus
Hotel Petaluma
5–7 pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Step right up and get your tickets to the Great Purim Extravaganza with world class acts that will make any ringmaster proud! This annual themed Purim party is packed with fun, joy, and celebration. Activities include a spectacular circus act, crafts, Megillah reading, hamentashen, and more. $12 adults, $8 children early bird; after March 15, $15 adults, $12children. Location: 205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma 94952. Event website

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