Purim 5782 – CAA Space Force

Have a blast this Purim by celebrating with the CAA Space Force! Join us for intergalactic experiences fit for the whole family. Check out all of the ways to participate below:

This year, Purim at Congregation Agudas Achim is going out of this world! Join the Agudas Achim Purim Space Force in-person for an evening of fun fit for everyone ages 0-120!

6:30 pm: Family Fun – Geared towards children 8 and under and their families. We will have musical accompaniment by Ben Saffer and Jennifer Marshall and an interactive abbreviated chanting of the Megillah by Dave Kaplan, joined by Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Rabbi Gail Swedroe and Adra Lustig.

7:30 pm: Full Megillah reading, Megillat Texter and shenanigans for the whole community. All are welcome to celebrate in the CAA sanctuary.

9:00ish pm: Just because the Megillah has been read does not mean the party has to stop! Join us for the Purim afterparty! There will be music, dancing, and celebrations for the whole family.

8:00 am: Join the Congregation Agudas Achim in-person morning minyan for a full Megillah reading.

9:30 am: CAA Young Families and CAARS students are warmly invited to join the Austin Jewish Academy in our sanctuary for a Purim spiel, followed by an engaging chanting of the Megillah by our own Dave Kaplan at 10am. Afterwards, we’ll have some Purim snacks in the CAA back courtyard (around 10:45am).

*Please note: As we are partnering with the AJA for this celebration, all participants over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask, per their current COVID policy.*

Rabbi Blumofe’s Purim Playlist

Thank you to everyone who participated in Mishloach Manot!

Members can pick up their Mishloach Manot bags the evening of Purim on March 16th starting at 6:30pm.

We appreciate our Mordechai and Esther level Sponsors:

Mordechai Level:

Rabbi Neil and Anne Blumofe • Rabbi Gail Swedroe and David Goodman • Adra and Dr. Jason Lustig • Jyll and Jim Vertuno • Anonymous • Wendy Botnick • Karen and David Brenner • Kelly and David Finkel • Janet and Ira Forman • BJ and Stan Friedman • Dena and Michael Granof • Katharine Harris • Reuben Kogut • Mary and Burton Kunik • Jacquie Lappin & Steve Katz • Rosalie and Joe Oliveri • Jay Rosenberg • Rabbi Daniel and Amanda Septimus • Nora and Marcus Shaftel • Fai Lee and Joe Steinberg

Esther Level:

Patti and Mike Abkowitz • Estrella and Moises Cases • Linda Checkley and Michael Roosth • Barbara Goldin • Clariette and Marvin Joseph • David Kaim • Lita Klingler • Susie Krumholz • Caroline and Michael Legatt • Mae and Mark Levitan • Melanie Lewis • Debra and Milton Marvin • Charlotte McCann • Lori and Jennifer Pearson • Jacci and Josh Prywes • Sandy and Harvey Raben • Diane and Charles Radin • Alicia and Paul Ranucci • Karen and David Reifler • Sandy and Marshall Sack • Tammy and Peter Stone • Melanie and Gary Susswein • Barbara Wilson and Elliot Trester • Dana Winer • Nathaniel Winkler

A special thanks to our Purim Heroes:

Wendy Botnick • Kelly and David Finkel • Marina and John Roberts • Jay Rosenberg

Please contact Lanie Bailey at lanie.bailey@caa-austin.org or
512-735-8410 if you require special arrangements to pick up your bag.

We hope you enjoy your bag of Mishloach Manot goodies!