at Chabad East Lakeview
Purim : February 28-March 1
Message from the Rabbi
Purim at Chabad East Lakeview is a really happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us at our main event and megillah reading. You can find more information about the holiday below.

To relive the miraculous events of Purim, listen to the reading of the megillah (the Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve, Wednesday Night, February 28, and again on Purim day, March 1.
Please Note: as in the past, Chabad is happy to assist those who are home bound by sending one of our volunteers to your home to read the Megillah. If you or someone you know would like to partake in this offer send us a email to: Info@JewishLakeview.com or call 773-495-7127
Wednesday Night – February 28
@ Chabad 655 w. Irving Park: 6:20pm
@ The Bedford 1612 W Division St - The Chabad YJP Night Party: 8:00pm
Thursday  — March 1
@ Sketchpad - 4700 N. Ravenswood, Suite B: 12:00pm
@ Nettelhorst School - Family Emoji Party: 5:00pm
Emoji Purim FAmily PArty
Come join us in the Purim spirit!
Location: The Nettelhorst School - 3252 North Broadway
Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 5:00-7:00pm (Megilah reading at 5:10 sharp)


Featuring Emoji themed food, decor, games and an awesome comedy Juggling show by the famed "Andy Head". You will be entertained, mystified and will keep our Happy Emoji’s happy. 

- Emoji Arts & Crafts 
- Emoji Face Painting 
- Purim Masquerade 
- Full Dinner 
- Hamantashen & Graggers 
- Megilla Reading & More 
- Come dressed as your favorite Emoji!

$15 per person
$10 per Child
The YJP Purim Party (A.K.A. Wicker Purim)
Come join us in the Purim spirit!
Location: The Bedford - 1612 W Division St
Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 7:30-11:59pm



Calling all Hassids and Hipsters 21+
The 12th Annual Wicker Purim Extravaganza!

• Open Bar & Falafel Buffet!
• Live music with Farbrengiton & HardCharlie!
• Instant photo magnet keepsakes!
• Virtual Reality Experience by EventHorizonVR!
• Megillah Reading!
• Costumes!

ONLY $20!! (pre-order discount)

$30 at the Door ($25 with costume)  

Give to the needy
Concern for the needy is a year-round responsibility; but on Purim it is a special mitzvah to remember the poor.

Give charity to at least two (but preferably more) needy individuals on Purim day, March 1.

If you are not able to find a poor person, we are able to facilitate this great mitzvah for you. Click donate below to send a donation that will be distributed on the day of Purim (note: this money will go directly to local families in need - not to chabad).
Send Food Portions to Friends
On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 1, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.

Dear Friend,

How would it feel, if I said that YOU can have a direct hand and merit in bringing the Joy and Mitzvah of Purim to many Jew’s from every background and affiliation throughout the Lakeview!

Chabad East Lakeview serves the religious and the non-observant, the affiliated and non-affiliated, young and old and all in between. We reach out to all who are in need and assist them with their financial, emotional and religious needs; as well as serving the community at large by offering programs and classes for all ages. From toddlers to seniors, all have a place and feel welcome here.

We are committed to strengthening Jewish identity, unity and commitment. We cannot do this alone. We count on support from people known for their generosity, sincerity and sensitivity to the needs of all mankind.

Chabad is funded locally by people like you who benefit and respect the outreach efforts of our organization. 100% of funds donated are used here in Lakeview to support our activities. We are not supported by any central office.

My friend, I am turning to YOU. Be a partner in this incredible partnership for Purim 2018! No contribution is too big or too small
Holiday Guide
Purim megasite
Purim guide
Purim Story
Insights & Inspiration
Kids Site