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Chabad Of Yorktown Holds Family Purim Celebration

Children were treated to a one-man circus performance at Sunday's Purim celebration in Yorktown.
Children were treated to a one-man circus performance at Sunday's Purim celebration in Yorktown. Photo Credit: Contributed
Children receive prizes for coming dressed in costume to the family Purim celebration organized by Chabad of Yorktown.
Children receive prizes for coming dressed in costume to the family Purim celebration organized by Chabad of Yorktown. Photo Credit: Contributed
Children receive prizes for coming dressed in costume to the family Purim celebration organized by Chabad of Yorktown.
Children receive prizes for coming dressed in costume to the family Purim celebration organized by Chabad of Yorktown. Photo Credit: Contributed
More 80 adults and children attended the Purim celebration Sunday at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center.
More 80 adults and children attended the Purim celebration Sunday at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center. Photo Credit: Contributed
Purim is celebrated by giving gifts of food and drink, wearing costumes and giving charity to the poor.
Purim is celebrated by giving gifts of food and drink, wearing costumes and giving charity to the poor. Photo Credit: Contributed
Children enjoy a Purim craft activity at the family Purim celebration organized by Chabad of Yorktown.
Children enjoy a Purim craft activity at the family Purim celebration organized by Chabad of Yorktown. Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Chabad of Yorktown celebrated Purim on Sunday with a family celebration at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center.

The "Cirque du Purim" celebration featured dinner, craft activities and a performance of a one-man circus. Children who dressed up in costume for the event were given prizes.

More than 80 adults and children attended the celebration. The Chabad of Yorktown also has members from Somers and Peekskill.

Purim, the Jewish Feast of Lots, commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from massacre in the fourth century B.C., in a story told in the biblical Book of Esther.

More pictures of the celebration are available on the Chabad's website .

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