From Rabbi Levi Slonim:
The annual Binghamton University Purim Carnival Extravaganza is a campus tradition that has been enjoyed by dual decades value of students and village members. This year, outlines a 20th Annual Purim Carnival and it will be hold in grand commemorative style. Special T-shirts, a new location, a university eventuality center, as good as an increasing series of attractions and rides guarantee to make this yearly shindig bigger and improved than ever.
The campus far-reaching Purim Carnival will be hold Monday, Mar 14 from 8:00-10:00pm in a Binghamton University events center. Binghamton village members of all ages are acquire to join in a fun. A $3 acknowledgment package includes all of a rides and attractions and all a Hamentashen (holiday pastries) we can eat.
The Carnival, that attracts an normal of 2,000 people annually, will underline a far-reaching array of diversion booths and attractions including a automatic bull, World Sports Arena, Sumo Wrestling, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle impetus and a 4 approach Bungee Challenge, and song and good kosher munchies for sale. In a suggestion of Purim, participants are speedy to come in dress and be enclosed in a competition, that will endowment prizes to contestants with a many innovative costumes. High points of a dusk will embody a hot-dog and churned cream-pie eating competitions and a renouned Battle of a Bands.
The Carnival is a devise of a Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life and is spearheaded by Chabad, Pi Lambda Phi and Alpha Epsilon Phi, and co-sponsored by OC3, FINCO, BU Convocations, Sodexho, Kaplan and Hillel-JSU, and many of a residential communities, with team-work by a Greek groups and veteran fraternities.
This year, a Jewish holiday of Purim (see below) will be distinguished on Mar 20. Since Binghamton University will be on Spring Break during that time a fair will offer as a pre-holiday celebration.
“The fair is a outrageous module on each turn and we start to devise and work on this months in advance,” pronounced fair director, Jordan Waldman, Junior during BU. “Having such a far-reaching bloc of university groups co-sponsor an eventuality in respect of a Jewish holiday is singular to a campus, unequivocally fantastic! We are looking brazen to a biggest and best fair yet.”
“This is a good approach for people to celebrate, have lots of fun with their friends and advantage charities too, so make certain to buy copiousness of esteem sketch tickets,” settled Arielle Schweitzer, Tali Silverman and Aron Wolff, esteem sketch expostulate chairpersons.
Proceeds from a Prize Drawing and fair will advantage several charities including a internal Jewish Family Services and general causes like Livestrong and a ongoing Children of Chernobyl campaign, a charitable health bid run by Chabad in Israel and a former Soviet Union. COC airlifts children from a heavily infested Chernobyl area and brings them to reserve and medical diagnosis in Israel.
What is a holiday of Purim?
The festival of Purim is distinguished each year on a 14th of a Hebrew month of Adar. It starts this year after dusk on Mar 19th and ends during sundown on impetus 20th. The holiday commemorates a shelter of a Jewish people in Ancient Persia from Haman’s tract “to destroy, kill and destroy all a Jews, immature and old, infants and women, in a singular day.” The name of a holiday, Purim, literally means “lots,” for Haman dynamic a day of a obliteration by sketch a lottery. It is celebrated by open readings of a Megillah, or Scroll of Esther, to relate a story of a Purim miracle, promulgation food gifts to friends, giving gifts of income to a bad and enjoying a gratifying Purim meal. For some-more on Purim’s history, observances and meaning, and fun and other activities for all, greatfully revisit http://www.JewishBU.com/Purim2011.
During a past 50 years there has been a reconstruction in a tact of a Purim holiday. This materialisation can be directly traced to a powerful overdo efforts of a Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of moral memory, underneath whose instruction a Chabad-Lubavitch transformation distributed hundreds of millions of Purim packages and exegetic brochures, orderly large open readings of a Book of Esther in places famous and problematic and differently reached out to Jews of all walks of life to inspire them to extract in a holiday’s celebration.
For some-more information on Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life during Binghamton University’s Purim festivities or on a holiday of Purim and a observances, hit Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life during Binghamton University revisit a website during www.JewishBU.com/Purim2011 or hit us by email: info@JewishBU.com
Who: Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life during Binghamton University
What: Purim Carnival Extravaganza during BU
When: Monday, Mar 14 from 8:00-10:00pm
Where: Events Center, Binghamton University
Cost: $3.00 (includes all rides attractions)
Other acknowledgment information: price includes all of a rides and attraction
Parking Information: Parking will be accessible on site for a wider public