Children helping children at Purim

Temple Hillel in North Woodmere holds holiday carnival


Children from Temple Hillel’s youth group and religious school hosted a Purim carnival on Feb. 24 at the North Woodmere synagogue for a few families from Island Park and Temple Emanuel in Long Beach who were victims of Hurricane Sandy.

In all, about 60 children, including 15 volunteers from Woodmere Middle School, played games and celebrated Purim. There was also a reading of the Megillah, which tells the story of Purim, it’s heroes Esther and Mordecai, and the villainous Haman.

The carnival was originally scheduled for Feb. 10, but postponed due to the blizzard that hit Long Island on Feb. 8.