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Community Invited to “Purim Around the World” Celebration

Purim is Sunday, February 28, and Chabad of Kentucky invites the community to join in its unique annual “Purim around the World” celebration that day.

This year’s program will feature a unique blend of the foods and traditions of Japan, India and China, and the community will have the opportunity to help celebrate Purim as they do in the Orient. From sushi salad to curry chicken to green tea sorbet with fortune cookies and hamantashen, this is sure to be a wonderful evening to remember.

The dinner and celebration will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Louisville, West Jefferson St. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with face painting, activities for children and the debut of “Lamplighters,” as well as the traditional reading of the Megillah and Mincha. At 6, the ballroom doors will open for the rest of the evening, including entertainment, live music and a dinner with a varied kosher array of Oriental delicacies.

Enjoy these gourmet delicacies; drink “Royal Wine in abundance according to the King’s bounty” (Esther 1:7); laugh along with the entertainment; sing and dance to live Jewish music, and masquerade in oriental attire (optional).

Special for this year will be an audio-visual presentation in memory of Rabbi Gabi and Rivka Holzberg obm, who were killed by terrorists while serving the Jewish Community in Mumbai, India.

The cost for the entire evening, including dinner and entertainment, is $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. There will be a 10% discount to every person in full costume.

Reservations can be made by sending payment to Chabad of Kentucky, 3706 Dutchmans Lane Louisville, KY 40205 by February 22, or by calling 235-5770.

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