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 create and performed the shpil — building sets, sewing costumes, and writing scripts. In addition, we host family events — a children’s art party and parade, or a raucous, joy-filled Kids Defend NYC Children’s Purim Carnival.

Photos from Purimshpils of years past:

Purimshpil 5779/2019

Purimshpil 5778/2018

Purimshpil 5777/2017

Purimshpil 5776/2016

....and more!