WESTPORT, Conn. -- Young Jewish Professionals, Connecticut will host a “Purim Heroes Versus Villains” cocktail and networking party, Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 p.m. at 40 King St. in Norwalk.
The party will feature an interactive hero vs. villain’s laser tag game where each participant will play. It will also have a full Kosher buffet dinner, Lechayims, Hamentash cookies, a megillah reading, and door prizes and attendees are encouraged to come dressed up inspired by their favorite hero.
The Purim holiday is a part of biblical history that dates back over 2,500 years ago and commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people to safety by the Heroine Queen Esther and Hero Mordechai of the ancient Persian Empire from the hands of the Villainous Haman's plot to annihilate them, as recorded in the Megillah-Book of Esther. It is celebrated by reading of the megillah (book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle, giving gifts of money to the poor, sending gifts of food to friends, and participating in a Purim feast. This year Purim falls out on March 11-12 which corresponds to the Hebrew date of Adar 14.
The YJP, CT serves as a hub for networking and social activities for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s serving the many young Jews living and working in and around Westport and Fairfield County. The Young Jewish Professionals, CT focuses on improving and expanding the social life of Fairfield County’s young Jewish professionals.
The cost of admission is $20 at the door and $15 advance by March 9. For more information call (203) 635-4118 or visit www.yjpct.org or email: Youngjewishp@gmail.com.