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Elvis, Breakdancing Comes to Local Purim Celebration

"Purim in the 60s" is scheduled for Feb. 24 at The Chabad Jewish Center

The Chabad Jewish Center invites the community to "Purim in the 60s" on Sunday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. at 375 Pulis Avenue in Franklin Lakes. This year’s activities and entertainment include an Elvis impersonator, a breakdancing crew, POP-Art photography, groovy megillah reading, far-out Purim feast," a 60s masquerade and nifty crafts. 

Other Purim programs at Chabad include a megillah reading on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. and an adult-only Purim dinner and "farbrengen" on Sunday, Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. at the rabbi’s home.

Purim is a joyous holiday celebrated by the exchange of food gifts, giving charity, partying and reading the biblical narrative of the Purim story which occurred in ancient Persia during the reign of Xerxes about 480 BCE.

The suggested donation for the "Purim in the 60s" party is $10 per person, $36 per family and $180 for sponsors. RSVP to 201-848-0449 or info@chabadplace.org.

Chabad is a grassroots, Jewish community organization, providing educational, social and religious opportunities for Jewish residents of NW Bergen County.

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