Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation will play host to a number of open events for Purim as it offers “Purim Pandemonium” on the grounds of their sanctuary on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.
Partnering with nearby Orthodox Congregation Beth Israel and the Jewish Community Day School, Shir Chadash, located at 3737 W. Esplanade Ave. in Metairie, will be hosting two Ma’ariv services – an egalitarian or one with a mechitzah – which will be followed by a costume parade and a Megillah reading by Daniel Olson.
Revelers will then second line to a dance party featuring the Panorama Jazz Band.
On Tuesday morning, both an egalitarian service or one with a mechitzah will be held at 7:00 a.m. followed by the reading of the Megillah.
The congregation is also soliciting boxes of mac n’ cheese to “shake n’ donate” as groggers first during the Megillah readings and then to a food pantry to feed the hungry,