Tampa, Fla. – The public is invited to attend Hillel Academy’s enchanting Purim Carnival on Friday, March 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 2020 W. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, 33612.
Activities will include inflatable bounce houses and a wide variety of carnival-style games, plus goodies such as cotton candy. Delicious foods and beverages will be available for purchase. An all inclusive wristband, allowing access to unlimited games, inflatable bounce houses, and a variety of food, drinks and treats is $17. Tickets for individual activities also will be for sale. Tours also will be conducted for those who wish to see the school.
“This is such a great day for our students and for other families in the community,” says Mazi Goldenberg, Hillel Academy Hebrew and Judaics teacher and overseer of this fun-filled day. “The older students from Middle School set up the stations and then help to run the activities and serve as mentors for the younger students. It’s a great day of laughter, friendship, food and festivities. We look forward to it every year.”
The jolly festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from their prime minister’s plot to annihilate all Jews in a single day. Queen Esther, the wife of King Achashverosh, foiled his plot by inviting the King and Haman to a banquet, at which she revealed her Jewish heritage. She told the king that Haman was planning to exterminate her people, including her and her cousin Mordecai. The Jewish people were saved and Mordecai assumed the position of second in rank to Achashverosh.
More information about Hillel Academy’s offerings, financial aid and tour scheduling are available by calling 813.963.2242, emailing email@example.com or by visitingwww.hillelacademytampa.com and the school’s Facebook page.
Hillel Academy, Tampa’s only accredited Jewish day school, provides excellence in academics, technology and Jewish life. Financial aid and transportation options are available. At Hillel Academy, students receive a superior education enhanced by the opportunity to learn about their place in the community. Hillel Academy is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.