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Community Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 24, 2024 14 Adar II 5784

11:00 AM - 2:00 PMTBE

Come one, come all to the Greatest Purim Carnival in Madison! Step right up and be thrilled by the most amazing, the most exhilarating, the most incredible show on Earth as our clergy and educators perform the death-defying story of Esther. Clown around with us in your favorite costume. One day only, Sunday, March 24, 2024, 11:00 am–2:00 pm. 

Photo of David Landau - "The King of Kid's Music" playing guitar.Admission includes entertainment and games. Just Veggiez will be selling lunch items, and other snack and drink items will be on sale as well.


  • 10:45 am Doors open 
  • 11:00 am Big Top entertainment begins 
  • 11:20 am–2:00 pm Carnival festivities open (after the shpiel): carnival games, activities, crafts, prizes, food sales, and more!
  • 2:00 pm Doors close 


  • Ages 2–12: $9 per child ($25 maximum for 3 or more children) for advance online registration (below) through Thursday, March 21; $10 per child ($30 maximum for 3 or more children) starting Friday, March 22 or at the door. 
  • Adults or children under 2 years: No charge. 

Food for Sale

JustVeggiez Purim Carnival 2024 menu graphic.JustVeggiez lunch items, hamantaschen from Adamah (pre-order recommended), and other drinks and snacks. (Please no food or drink in the sanctuary aka Big Top Entertainment stage.) 


Bounce house, crafts, basketball for littles and bigs, face painting, duck pond, bozo buckets, mini golf, bowling, Haman bean bag toss, giant Jenga, ring toss, trivia, ball pit for littles, lollipop pull, and so much more! 

Volunteers Needed! 

Calling all teens and adults: Volunteer to help make the fun happen for the Community Purim Carnival! Help set up in advance, run activities and game booths, give out prizes, sell snacks, or clean up afterward. There are lots of ways to lend a hand to bring this circus to town. Sign up to volunteer now!

Presented by Beth Israel Center, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Jewish Federation of Madison, and Temple Beth El.

Order Hamantaschen 

Hamantaschen by Adamah at UW Hillel are for sale by the dozen or half dozen in advance and individually at the carnival. All hamantaschen are parve and certified kosher by Wisconsin K. Flavors are raspberry, apricot, apple, and poppy. Pickup is available at multiple locations. Order deadline is Sunday, March 17, but please order early as supplies could run out! 
See details and order


Find Temple Beth El's accessibility measures and visitors guide on our in-person information page


Organizers will contact you. 
By submitting this form, I understand that photos will be taken at this event and give permission for my and those I'm registering's image to be used in marketing and communication channels (including, but not limited to, print, website, email, and social media) of the partnering organizations.
If you do not want your photo taken at this event, pick up a “no photos” sticker at check-in to wear that lets us know who not to photograph.

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