Purim Events in Chicago 2019 Guide

purim 2019 chitribe

featuring THE WHOLE MEGILLAH: Purim Events in Chicago

Be Happy it is Adar in Chicago! Are you more of an Ester or a Vashti? A Haman or a Mordechai? Find out at one of these Purim events in Chicago in ChiTribe’s 2019 Purim Guide to Chicago.

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When is Purim 2019?

Purim begins Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and ends Thursday, March 21, 2019

How can you celebrate Purim in Chicago?

ChiTribe is ready to help you find the best places to celebrate Purim in Chicago. Get dressed in your best costume and get ready to eat a lot of haumenatashen. This is Purim 2019.

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Tuesday March 19 2019

Reform Temples in Chicago

Chicago Sinai, Temple Sholom (Makom), KAM-Isaiah Israel, Emanuel Congregation, and Temple Jeremiah

Chicago Reform 20s & 30s March Madness Purim Party

March 19  6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Join the 20s & 30s groups from Chicago-area Reform Temples for a fun night of trivia, cocktails, bracket filling, hamentashen and more! The event is free however registration is required. Wear your best costume or college gear, Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 pm at Temple Sholom! Come ready to fill out a FREE March Madness bracket! Winner will take home a Starbucks gift card!

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Wednesday March 2o 2019


Purim 5779: Haman’s Democracy

March 20 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM $25

Who are YOU going to be in Haman’s democracy? Hero, villain, teddy bear in a onesie coming to save the world? So get your costume, grab a friend, swig a drink, and let’s turn this world right side up again. We’re taking the party to the next level – think full megillah + zany spiel + great food and drink from Carbon Arc + silent disco.

Young Adult Division of Anshe Emet

Anshe Emet’s Megillah Reading And Purim Party

March 20 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

It’s all under the big top at this year’s Purim Party following Megillah reading. Jugglers, magicians, and more!  Food and drinks are included! Members Register in advance and it’s FREE, non-members $10 in advance.  At the door- $10 for members, $18 at the door!

Moishe House Chicago

Moishe House Purim Party 2019

March 20 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Come one, come all! The Chicago Moishe Houses are joining forces for the third year to bring you the Purim Party of the year! Join us on Wednesday March 20th at Estate Ultra Bar for a costume party of biblical proportion. Food & Hamentashen will be provided along with music, drinks, food, costume contest, and reading from the book of Esther. Tickets can be purchased via ticketing link above or from a resident at any Moishe House program prior to the event.

Chabads of Chicago

Wicker Purim | The Fiddler Returns!

March 20 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Fiddler Returns is a Purim festival where you may no longer distinguish between shtetle and millennial, fashion and tradition. Get your Yente or Tevye on, move to klezmer & house fusions and feast on food that will tingle your finest senses

Thursday March 21 2019

YLD (Young Leadership Division of the JUF) and Silverstein Base Hillel

YLD’s Purim Party

March 21 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Join JUF’s Young Leadership Division and Silverstien Base Hillel: Loop for a Purim celebration…costumes are encouraged! The cost to attend is $18, which includes heavy Kosher appetizers and drinks. Make it a mitzvah! Please bring a Kosher food pantry item to be donated to those in need.

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Chabad of Lincoln Park

A Night in Paris – Purim Soiree

March 21 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Step into the glittering city of lights, arts, at the elegant Paris312! Indulge at a Parisian Purim soiree, decked out in your most elegant French attire.

open wine bar | charcuterie | french pastry shoppe | chocolate hamantasch dipping | megillah reading

Chabad of the Loop and GoldCoast


March 21 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This year’s Purim party @ Chabad House features: Break Dancers, Live Music, Open Bar, Masquerade, and of course Food


Emanuel Congregation

Grease-The Megillah Adult Purim Party!

March 23 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Join us for the Adults only Purim party and fundraiser! Featuring: Grease-themed spiel featuring the Ham-It-Up Band, 1950s themed sock hop and diner/dinner, Dancing and refreshments, Silent auction

The Workman’s Circle

Gragger! Chicago’s Radical Purim Party

March 23 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join The Chicago Workmen’s Circle for your yearly dose of Purim fun! With costumes, live music, local libations, loads of conscious human beings, and an original purim spiel, we intend to put the social back in social justice. All proceeds from will be donated to Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights or ICIRR. 

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