Chicago Purim Guide 2023

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Purim Guide 2023 is finally here: Chicago Edition. Find all the events, shpiels, costume contests, and megillah readings across Chicago this year. Time for another in-person Purim parties to drown out the last few years. Stay tuned for more events being added. Join ChiTribe and Moishe Houses of Chicago at Uproar Chicago on March 5th for our Purim party! This year’s sponsored Purim event is being hosted by Chabad of Northbrook: Purim at the Stadium on March 7 – fun for the whole family, register now>>

March 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Uproar Chicago

ChiTribe + Moishe House Purim Party at Uproar Chicago

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HAPPY PURIM! Are you as excited as we are? Then come party with ChiTribe at Uproar! This is one of the only Purim events happening in the city, so come celebrate with us in style. We will have more details about this event soon, so keep checking for more!

Brought to you by ChiTribe, Lakeview Moishe House, Wriglleyville Moishe House, and Wicker Park Moishe House. Contact your Moishe House community for a promo code!!

Purim is March 6-7 2023

Costumes are MANDATORY! AND it’s a mitzvah to be happy and party – so get your tickets now!

Chabad Megillah Centers

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March 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Trader Todd’s with Makom

Tropical Purim Bash with Makom, Trybal Gatherings, and JCC Chicago

Join us at Trader Todd’s in Lakeview for drinks, food, and some special Purim fun. Costumes and/or tropical shirts encouraged but not required.

This program is generously supported by the Rose & Sidney N. Shure Kehillah Program.

March 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM at Emanuel Congregation

Purim Murder Mystery Masquerade

It’s time to don your masks and solve a mystery! Join us for a night of suspense and intrigue at our Purim Adult Murder Mystery Masquerade.

As we celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim, we invite you to participate in an interactive murder mystery experience. Guests will be assigned a character and work together to solve the crime. With a costume party and festive atmosphere, this event is sure to be a unique and memorable celebration of Purim.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have a blast while solving the mystery. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Just bring your detective skills and be prepared for a night of mystery, murder, and mayhem!

Looking forward to a night of mystery and fun!

March 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Shushan Night Live: Purim 5783 with Mishkan

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Live from Mishkan Chicago…it’s Shushan Night Live! Featuring our all-star spiel team in a live performance, a rabbi-rendition of “Hot Ones,” full megillah reading, and surprises to keep you laughing all night long. Join us in-person for this 21+ party (tickets are $36/person and include two drinks and heavy appetizers) or virtually ($10/screen). And as always, half-off for Builders. So grab your cowbell and let’s do this thing. Schwing!

March 6 @ 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Base Loop Purim Party

Please join us and YLD Pride for a Purim celebration for the ages! Megillah reading, costumes, food, drinks, dancing…you won’t want to miss this one!

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming!

March 6 @ 8:45AM – 1:30 PM

Ta’anit Esther with Hadar: Esther and the Ongoing Work of Confronting Sexual Victimization

Throughout the morning, sessions will be guided by R. Aviva Richman, R. Sarah Mulhern, R. Avi Killip, Dr. Guila Benchimol and Avigayil Halpern to take stock of how to continue to engage in the work of acknowledging the real stories of sexual victimization in our communities and explore how to build more supportive and safer environments of dignity and care. Explore the full schedule and session descriptions on our website.

Registrants are welcome to learn with us all day or hop on for a single session.

Sign up to join us on Zoom as we dive into this serious and essential topic.

*People who have experienced sexually based violence and harassment choose different terms to describe those experiences. Some prefer the language of “survivors” while others prefer “victims” or turn to different terms. Based on the guidance of Dr. Guila Benchimol we are using the term sexual victimization as a way to acknowledge the fact that every act like this is an affront to a person’s dignity.

March 5 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

RJD Purim Pool Party

Celebrate Purim with a splash!
Join the Russian-speaking Jewish Division Young Families Purim Pool Party for swimming, music, and hamantashen to take home!

$20 per family

Russian-speaking Jewish Division programs are funded in part by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

March 6 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Platinum Purim with Chabads of Downtown Chicago

Join hundreds of Chicago’s young professionals as we celebrate Purim with the Ultimate Ball!


DJ • MEGILLAH READING (every hour on the hour)


Purim is all about peeking under the blinders, finding the sparkling glitter within the darkness and the Divine orchestration within the drama. Let your glamor shine bright and brash as we joyously celebrate Jewish pride and this great Holiday!

Platinum (silver) cocktail attire.

ChiTribe Sponsored Purim Event

March 7 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Purim At The Stadium

You are invited to Purim in the Stadium celebration for the entire family!

Tuesday, March 7th, 5:30pm at Chabad of Northbrook

Megillah Reading (5:15pm), Concession stand dinner, Sports fun with Chai Athletics, Halftime Show by Andy, Dress up as your favorite sports team. Fun for the entire family.

Find all the Jewish Events in Chicago on the ChiTribe Calendar

Rebecca Schwab

Rebecca Schwab

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