Happy Purim!
Join us for Purim at Chabad of East Lakeview
Monday night, March 9 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Rabbi's Message

Purim at Chabad of 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.

We are excited to bring to the Lakeview community



We arranged parking for FREE across the street from chabad at the Montessori school on Irving Park. Chabad's address is 655 W. Irving Park rd.

We look forward to celebrating with you at any and all the events below:

Women's Hamentash Bake - Wednesday, March 4 7:30-9:00pm

Kids Hamentash Bake - Sunday March 8. 1:30-3:00pm 

YJP Roaring 20's Purim Party Monday, March 9, 7:30-11:30pm 

Purim Under The Sea - a family and community celebration Tuesday, March 10, 5:00-7:30pm.

Wishing you a happy Purim!

Rabbi Dovid & Devorah Leah Kotlarsky 

Purim Under the Sea - Community Purim Celebration
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Megillah Readings

Monday night // March 9

Please note: We have arranged parking for FREE across the street from Chbaad at the Montessori school on Irving Park.

Following the Evening Services: 7:20pm

Every hour on the hour: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00pm

At Chabad East Lakeview - 655 W. Irving Park rd 

Tuesday // March 10

During our Morning Service: 7:30am
Services begin at 7:00am

AND Every hour on the hour!
8:00 am - 4:00pm

At Chabad East Lakeview - 655 W. Irving Park rd.

We will also have 3 additional Megilah readings at the Purim party at Nettelhorst: 5:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm. 

Please contact the office if you would like to schedule a megillah reading at your home, office, school, or other central location!

Email: [email protected] or call 773.495.7127

Kids Hamentash Bake
Location: Mariano's on Broadway - 3030 N. Broadway
Date: Sunday, March 8
Time: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 2:30-3:00


Back by popular demand!

Get into the Holiday spirit with a Hamantash Bake fest. 

Learn the techniques and skills for making hamantashen. 
Fill it with chocolate, jelly, poppy seeds and more! 
Tons of toppings! 

When: Sunday, March 8
1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30, 2:30-3:00
Where: Mariano's on Broadway (first floor behind the flowers)

We have added a third group this year, however there is still limited spots available.

The past years this event was totally booked so RSVP before there is no room!
Purim Under The Sea - THE community celebration
Location: The Nettelhorst School
Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 5:00pm - 7:


Celebrate Purim UNDER THE SEA, an underwater adventure you don't want to miss!!
Set sail to hear the Megillah, and experience a sea-riously fun Purim celebration for all ages!
* Sushi Bar 
* Sea-Food Buffet Dinner 
* Bubble Show 
* Megilah Readings 
* Sea-themed crafts 
* Come in Sea-Style Costume to win a prize! and more!
Megilah Readings: 5:15, 6:00, 6:30pm
$18 per person $12 per Child


Women's Hamentash Bake
Location: Chabad East Lakeview - 655 W. Irving Park rd
Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 7:30-9:00pm


Purim is coming! Get into the holiday spirit with a Pre-Purim Hamentashen Bake! Put on your aprons, take out your rolling pin, and get ready to make your own Hamentashen from scratch. We will roll, fill and pinch delicious Hamentashen together and hear some Purim insights. Grab a friend and join other Jewish women in Lakeview for a fun night out! All ingredients are provided except . . . YOU!

This event is free. RSVP required.

The YJP Roaring 20's Purim Party
Location: The Living Room - 1630 N Milwaukee Ave.
Date: Monday, March 9 
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm



Join hundreds of young Jewish professionals and celebrate Purim in the flamboyant style of the roaring 20. Purim is all about peeking under the blinders, finding the rhythm within the roar and the Divine orchestration within the drama. Let your glamor shine bright and brash as we joyously swing into the prohibition era. L’chaim!

Gain Access:  www.ChicagoRoaringPurim.com


Food Gifts to Friends

On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.

On Purim day, March 10, 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.

Giving to the Needy
One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity. Haman tried to kill us all, we were all in danger together, so we celebrate together too. Hence, on Purim day we place special emphasis on caring for the less fortunate.

Give money or food to at least two needy Jewish people during the daylight hours of Purim, March 10. In case you can’t find any needy people, Rabbi Kotlarsky from Chabad East Lakeview is  collecting money for this purpose. At least, place two coins in a charity box earmarked for the poor.

On Purim, we give a donation to whoever asks; we don’t verify his or her bank balance first.

As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.
You can donate on our website. We will make sure your money will be distributed to l 



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 2020! No contribution is too big or too small