at Chabad East Lakeview
Purim : March 20-21
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 – March 20
@ Chabad 655 w. Irving Park: 7:30pm
@ The Chabad YJP Night Party: 1630 N Milwaukee Ave  8:15pm, 9:30
Thursday  — March 1

11:00am  at The red Balloon co (Purim story time) 3651 N Southport

@12:00pm at Chabad (655 Irving park) 
@ Brookdale - 3121 N Sheridan Rd,  1:00pm
@ Nettelhorst School - Purim in NYC Party: 5:15pm, 6:30pm
Purim in NYC - Purim Party
Come join us in the Purim spirit!
Location: The Nettelhorst School - 3252 North Broadway
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 5:00-7:00pm (Megilah reading at 5:15 sharp a 2nd reading will begin at 6:30pm)


It's Purim in NYC! Join us for a Purim celebration in the city that never sleeps!

- Street Entertainment in Grand Central Terminal
- NYC style food stands
- Multimedia Megillah Reading on Broadway
- Masquerade on 7th Avenue
- Pickle Making on the Lower East Side
- Dancing & L'Chaims in Times Square
- Fun for ALL ages!

$18 per person

$12 per Child


The Fiddler Returns, a Purim FEASTIVAL - yjp pARTY

Come join us in the Purim spirit!
Location: The Living Room - 1630 N Milwaukee Ave
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 7:30-11:59pm


The Fiddler Returns is a Purim fEASTIVAL where you may no longer distinguish between shtetle and millennial, fashion and tradition. This is your chance to get your Yente or Tevye on, move to klezmer & house fusions and feast on food that will tingle your finest senses.

This evening of delight is brought to you by Chabad Bucktown, YJP Chicago, Chabad River North & Fulton Market, Chabad Lincoln Park, Chabad East Lakeview and Chabad South Loop and is inspired by the folks who created Wicker Purim, the envy of all 127 lands of Achashverosh.

Join us in gezunt and style, garbed in your shtetl’s finest.

L’chaim, To Life!

Megillah Reading
Vintage Cocktails
Dinner: Traditional Faves + Finest Ingredients
Live Music
Photo Booth

$500 VIP/sponsorship (includes five entries & two bottles)
$360 VIP/sponsorship (includes three entries & one bottle)
$60 Companion
$54 Door ($48 with costume!)
$36 Advance Online Ticket

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