About Purim

Our legendary annual Purimshpil, produced in collaboration with the Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee and Great Small Works, entertained, and inspired over a thousand people who sang and danced in celebration of Jews and our legacies of resistance to injustice. Scores of artists, activists and volunteers created and performed the shpil — building sets, sewing costumes, and writing scripts. In addition, we hosted two family events — in Queens there was a children’s art party, followed by the #NeighborsBeyondAmazon Parade, and in Brooklyn, we held the raucous, joy-filled Kids Defend NYC Children’s Purim Carnival.