Pre-Purim Community Day, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, March 9


March 09, 2014Purim

1pm – Family Mask-Making

3pm – Purim: Rated PG-13

Recommended for ages 13+

FREE with museum admission

Join us for an afternoon of activities that will get you in the mood to celebrate this crazy holiday. Trinidad-born artist Wendy Mahon, who has worked extensively on the annual Parade the Circle festival, will help you make your own personalized Purim mask inspired by art from the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa.  At 3pm, Maltz Museum Manager of School & Family Programs Mark Davidson will lead an exploration of the seldom-discussed underside of the Book of Esther, including scenes of mass drunkenness, sexual slavery, attempted genocide, and Jewish revenge.  Afterwards, we’ll take a brief tour of the Museum’s beautiful collection of Megillah scrolls from around the world.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122