Congregation Shir Shalom to host inaugral Jewish Food Festival, annual Purim Carnival Sunday

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties will host its annual Purim Carnival and inaugural Jewish Food Festival from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

Purim is an annual raucous and festive celebration of the triumph of good over evil, inspired by the Biblical book of Esther. And this year Congregation Shir Shalom is bringing out the “whole megillah,” with a celebration of all things Purim and all foods Jewish.

The event is open to the community. There will be games and prizes for kids of all ages along with an assortment of Jewish treats from pickles to knishes. Egg creams will be mixed by special guest Kenny Gomberg of Gomberg Seltzer Works.

Admission bracelets cost $10 per child. They include carnival games, face-painting (presented by the Enchanted Garden), inflatables (presented by Kiwi Country Day Camp), prizes, popcorn, cotton candy, and an egg cream. (Healthy treats available for purchase too; cash only)

The community is also invited to join in a sustainability-focused activity with the synagogue’s Social Action Committee and teen Social and Justice Education (SAJE) program.

For more information visit or call 203-438-6589.