Over 400 people celebrated the Purim with Chabad of Hewlett. The event took place at SKA in Hewlett. Greeting the guests were colorfully dressed clowns and blasting music. The kids were treated by volunteers from the Hewett High School to cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, and an array of hamentashen, while the adults enjoyed a lavish buffet. The program consisted of entertainment by The National Circus Project, which entertained the crowd with a great variety of magic tricks, juggling, ventriloquist show, and an amazing boomerang act, after which the attendees listened to the Megillah, accompanied by a special slide show presentation to help follow the story and bring it to life. The children all got up on the stage to take part in an exciting costume competition, then they all got beautiful gifts to take home with them.
Unique was the warmth and camaraderie at the event, where Jewish people from all backgrounds, religious to the unaffiliated as one, shared the Purim experience in an enjoyable setting.
“I never really celebrated Purim,” said S. Kievman, a Hewlett resident, “yet Chabad gave me the opportunity to experience this great holiday while making me and my family feel comfortable. I am highly anticipating future events.”
Special thanks to SKA High School and to the Aronin, Agin (Eyes on Broadway), Assis, Greenfeld, Nus, Lerman, and Rosen families for cosponsoring, and to the volunteers from Hewlett High School. For more information about the Chabad of Hewlett, including dedication opportunities, please contact Rabbi Tenenboim at 516-537-8770, e-mail Rabbi@JewishHewlett.com, or visit www.jewishhewlett.com. Chabad of Hewlett is an affiliate of Chabad of Five Towns. v