Purim 2021

“Stop Kvetching and Carry On!”

Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:00 pm

Join us when the fun starts with a festive Ma’ariv and Megillah Reading.
Or L’Atid students will help introduce the Megillah reading with an original WEEKEND UPDATE – PURIM EDITION (see below for more information). Then, we’ll chant the Megillah from ZOOM boxes.
Everyone will be online!

Registration is required for the Thursday night celebration.

Zoom information will be sent upon registration.
Register for Thursday Purim Celebration

Join the OZ community at our first-ever virtual Purim in this unique time in the world. Come celebrate our raucous holiday, in costume and have your Megillah and noise-maker ready (courtesy of OZ Purim Packages)! Spin groggers (or bang on pots!) and make noise at our ZOOM Megillah reading and celebration.

OZ will be sending Purim Packages to all member families with a megillah and groggers included. If you would like to pick up your package in person or if you would like to have it sent to an alternate address, please submit the information using the Purim 2021 Form by Feb. 10.

Following the Zoom Megillah reading, you are cordially invited to hang onto your Zoom seats for…the first ever ZOOM PURIM SPIEL:


featuring songs from How to Succeed, Moana, Frozen, Toy Story, Cinderella, Hair and more!!  Parody lyrics by Judy Buchman-Ziv, director, and Ellie Schaffer. Bir’nana and the musical Bornas family led by Ziggy will be presenting a musical and humorous zooming experience, accompanied by playbacks by our wonderful professional accompanist Jonathan Segal.  So, come online and Zoomalong!

The spiel must go on!

Come for the “Whole Megillah!”

Purim Day Events

Friday, Feb. 26, 7:15 am
Zoom Information: Dial-in (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID 518 639 181, Passcode 613

Join Friday Minyan and Megillah


Friday, Feb. 26, 11:00 am

Little ones are invited to join Sigal and Rabbi Bolton for a Zoom Pegillah … oh wait, MEGILLAH extravaganza! Experience a puppet show like no other as we learn the Purim story together.

Register for Purim Puppet Pegillah

Friday, Feb. 26, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Come to the OZ lobby to pick up your sweets and a coupon for a slice of pizza pie from Saba’s!

Sign up in advance so we can be sure to have enough popcorn for everyone!
Reserve your treats

Help the hungry in our community. Observe the Purim mitzvah of Matanot LaEvyonim, giving gifts to the needy.

While at OZ for Pizza and Popcorn, drop a donation in our tzedakah box, send a check made out to Or Zarua with “Matanot LaEvyonim” in the memo line or donate online through ShulCloud.
Give Matanot L’Evyonim

Check your mail for special Purim Packages from OZ!

So that you to can follow along with the megillah reading online, we are sending one copy of the Megillah and graggers to each member household, along with a small nosh.
If you would like to pick up your package in person or if you would like to have it sent to an alternate address, please submit the information using the Purim 2021 Form by Feb. 10.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:00 pm
Performers will join Sigal on Tuesdays, Feb. 9 and 23, at 4:00 pm to write our own Purim headlines.
Kids kindergarten and older are invited to participate in Weekend Update—Purim Edition! Add lots of laughs to the community-wide Purim celebration with original headlines in a parody newscast, Purim-style!
Email Sigal by Monday, Feb. 8, to sign up!

Or Zarua strives to maintain contact with our young adults who are away at college. For Purim, we send a “care package” to remind them that they are part of our extended family while they are away at school.
Email Deborah with the student’s name, school address, email, and cell phone number (include any food allergies) by Feb. 4.



Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5:00 pm

The whole community is invited to bake with Sigal. With Sigal’s instruction, make your own Hamentaschen with a variety of fillings. Use them to fill Mishloach Manot for socially-distant friends and family, or keep them to enjoy yourself! No baking experience required.
Register to receive the Zoom information.
Sigal will send a list of ingredients and supplies needed to all registrants.

Purim Newsletter

Contributions Needed for the Purim Issue of the OZ Newsletter!!

Or Zarua will publish a Purim issue of the OZ Newsletter. To help with this critically acclaimed monument to literature and news we need your goofy contributions.

If you wish to contribute contact either Raanan Korinow or Charlie Spielholz.