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Welcome to the Jungle-a Purim bash for the entire family


OCALA—‘Purim in the Jungle’ will be the theme for Chabad of Ocala & The Villages annual Purim-around-the world celebration happens on Thursday, March 24 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 SW 34th Ave. Circle. The festivities will begin with a Megillah reading at 5:30 p.m., and continue with a Purim Feast for adults and children at 6 p.m. The whole community, regardless of age, affiliation or background is invited to join in the fun.

The family Megillah reading will be accompanied by a visual presentation geared for children. Everyone is encouraged to bring their loudest noisemakers and join in drowning out Haman’s name as the Megillah is read. This will be followed by a full Safari dinner that will be topped off with dessert and the traditional Hamantaschen.

Following the theme of Purim in the Jungle, the evening’s entertainment will feature an incredible African Drumming Circle that is sure to have everyone dancing and drumming to the beat.

In the spirit of Purim, partygoers are encouraged to come in costume to be included in the lively masquerade. Admission is $8 for children and $12 for adults. Space is limited, so advance reservations are appreciated. You can register to attend by visiting http://www.JewishMarion.org or by calling Chabad at 352-291-2218.

In addition, a Purim Party in The Villages will take place at the Lady Lake Community Building. Thursday, March 24 at 1 p.m. Megillah reading, entertainment and a delicious lunch will be served. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP email info@jewishmarion.org or call 352-291-2218

Purim In The Jungle and Purim in The Villages is one of Chabad’s many programs that celebrate Jewish living and learning in the heart of Florida . For more information please visit us online at http://www.JewishMarion.org.


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