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Purim 2023 in Jerusalem

Purim Events 2023 in Jerusalem will be updated as they become available. Meanwhile, you can check out last year’s events. 

Purim is the most colorful Jewish holiday, and it is a great occasion for numerous events of all sizes. The joy of the holiday is felt all around the city, from the vivacious Adloyada procession to the Purim activities held anywhere in the city. Special shows, plays, circus performances, and crafts in the spirit of the holiday – these are only some of the attractions you’ll find here in the wake of the occasion. Jerusalem offers countless Purim activities, and of course – unforgettable parties for grown-ups.

So if you’ve made up your mind regarding your costume, some make-up, or a wig, this is the time to take to the jubilant streets and celebrate the most fun holiday of the year. And to make it easier and clearer, we gathered some of the main events that will take place in Jerusalem this year. See them down below.

In 2022, Purim is celebrated on March 17-18.

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Purim 2022 events in Jerusalem

Shushan Purim at Safra Square

חגיגות פורים בירושלים

Celebrating Purim in Jerusalem

Join the main Purim event in the center of Jerusalem. The area will be dressed up in costume as well, turning into a place of numerous festive events, including:

  • A Stage with appearances of Fireman Sam and the famous young singer Agan Buhbut
  • Street Circus performances
  • Street Theater
  • A huge street gigs in the holiday spirit
  • And much more!

Where? March 18th, 11 AM – 2 PM

When? Safra Square, Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Street and Nahalat Shiva.

The entrance is free of charge!

Street parties and parades in various Jerusalem neighborhoods

The festive event will not only take place in the center. Many neighborhoods will be joining the celebrations this year with street parades, DJ sets, street performers, juggling and circus shows, and more.

The partying neighborhoods are:

  • Bruria Garden, Ben Gamla Street
  • Ruthi Baram Promenade, Arnona Ha’tzeira
  • Ha’horsha Garden, Arnona
  • Gideon Baka Garden
  • Ben Tabai Gonenim
  • Moradot Gila
  • Yom Tov Assis Pisgat Ze’ev
  • Warburg Land Kiryat Yuval
  • Zisman Aharon HaCohen Har Homa intersection
  • Holyland

When? March 18th, 10 AM – 2 PM

The entrance is free of charge!

 

Purim Carnival at the Biblical Zoo

The Biblical Zoo. Photo: Mia Kalkabani

The Biblical Zoo in collaboration with the Ginogli Visual Arts Center invites parents and children to a festive Purim carnival with costumes that will take place at the zoo.

Join us this Purim! During the celebration you’ll enjoy:

  • A procession of costumes on the zoo vehicles
  • Autozaza in the zoo
  • “Arctic Monkeys” performance
  • Art workshops (for a fee)
  • Costume contest including prizes for the winner.

When? March 17, starting at 11 p.m.

Where? 1 Aharon Shulov Road, Jerusalem

Purchase tickets

 

Celebration of Purim at the Israel Museum

PR of the Israeli Museum

Join the Purim celebration at the Museum of Israel, a unique experience for the whole family, with numerous festive activities. So what can you expect to see and do in the museum?

  • Crafts workshops
  • Musical looper show with the active participation of the crowd
  • Photobooth
  • Teddy Code: Family Activity Kit
  • And much more!

When? March 17h 10 AM – 3 PM

Where? The Museum of Israel

Kids enter for free! Some of the activities are fee-based.

Purchase tickets

 

Fun Purim activities at the Biblical City of David

Photo: City of David Archive

The City of David also offers you many activities for the whole family and all ages:

  • Innovative augmented reality tour
  • Hallelujah – the spectacular night show of the City of David
  • A unique Segway tour
  • The city of David on the intersection with the Western Wall – a family tour with an exclusive glimpse into the Jerusalem of Herod and the Second Temple Period!

When? March 16-17

Where? City of David, Jerusalem

Purim Events at the Jerusalem Cinematheque

Photo: Moshe Nahumovich

The Jerusalem Cinematheque hosts many events to honor the most colorful holiday of the year. Keep it up with our schedule:

  • March 12 – Shakshuka – a collaboration with Educational TV (Chinoochit), two episodes from the new season, and a talk with the creators. More details >>
  • A celebratory happening for kids with a green screen, magnets photographer, songs, and more.
  • March 13, 11 AM – a screening of the Jungle Book (1967, USA). Details >>
  • March 13, 11:15 AM – Purim and potions with Dr. Molecular. Details >>
  • March 17 – A marathon of disguises and impersonations, about characters who take on other characters, Midnight, Tootsie, Working Girl. Details >>
  • March 19 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show: an interactive screening with a cast and audience participation. It’s great to show up in costumes! Details >>

Where?

11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem

The Technodrom returns to the Tower of David Museum

PR Tower of David Museum

Tower of David Museum will once again host the Technodrom event – an amazing experience that calls us to get out, dance, and open up.

Join a special night journey that blurs the boundaries between reality and imagination. During the event, you’ll enjoy two specially designated areas and a world of wandering in augmented reality.

When? March 17, 9 PM to 12 the next day

Where? Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

The event is intended for people ages 24 and up.

Details and booking

Purim events at Abraham Hostel

Photo courtesy of Abraham Hostel

Like every year, Abraham Hostel organizes a variety of delightful Purim events:

  • An annual Purim party will take place on March 17 at the hostel, with DJ sets, costumes, and many surprises. Purchase Tickets >>
  • Hamantash making workshop will take place on March 16 in the kitchen of the hostel. More details >>
  • A thrilling tour at the ultra-orthodox neighborhoods on Purim, March 17-18. Tickets >>

Meeting point – Haneviim Str. 67, Jerusalem

Humorous art tour in the holiday spirit at the Jerusalem House of Quality

Photo courtesy of the Jerusalem House of Quality

The Jerusalem House of Quality organizes a humorous art tour to honor Purim.

What to expect during the tour?

  • Surprising and humorous works of art were created in the museum’s workshops.
  • A wonderful courtyard in the style of Arab Khan with symbols of mysterious British Loyalty.
  • A room filled with original Armenian 90 years old ceramics.
  • The jewelry creation process as it was 2,000 years ago versus now.
  • An observation spot from the roof of the building provides a new, intriguing view over the Old City Walls and Yemin Moshe neighborhood, accompanied by an enthralling history and unfamiliar legends.

Details and booking >>

When? March 9-17

Where? Hebron Road 12, Jerusalem

Cost: 25 NIS per participant

Reading the Book of Esther at the Yad Vashem Synagogue

Purim party, children in costumes, Rosenberg, Germany 1937.

The Yad Vashem museum hosts a traditional reading of the Book of Esther at the museum’s Synagogue on Purim.

The public is welcome to join the reading, performed by Professor Yehonathan HaLevi, the President of Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

The schedule of the evening:

5:30-6:00 PM – Gathering and refreshments

6:00-6:15 PM – Opening

6:15-7:40 – Reading of the Book

When? March 17 5:30-7:40 PM

Where: The Yad Vashem Synagogue, Mount of Remembrance, Jerusalem.

Celebrating Purim with the Cocoa Forest

Photo by: Shirel Krimolovsky

Join the traditional Purim celebrations at the Cocoa Forest Chocolate Boutique: during this holiday you’ll enjoy a special Mishloach Manot, pralines with alcoholic fillings, and chocolate bars with poppy filling and even black garlic!

Visit the Cacao Forest and find the best solutions for fine and kosher Mishloach Manot.

You can even make your own pralines that anyone would be happy to enjoy during Purim. Reserve your spot now!

Mishloach Manot from the Cacao Forest >>

When? Sun-Thu: 9 AM – 6 PM. Fri: 10 AM – 1 PM

Where? Poalei Tzedek 2, Jerusalem

 

Family Shabbat at the Bible Lands Museum

Photo: Oded Antman

Enjoy some real family time at the Bible Lands Museum with a meal for the whole family in the spirit of Purim and a guided tour during which we’ll get to know interesting works of art and find out the materials they are made of.

Additionally, you can participate in an independent activity for all ages – “an invitation to dig”. Get an in-depth observation kit at the “Art-excavations then and now”, including a map, guiding cards, and items that will lead you to explore the hidden layers behind the works of art.

The entrance to the museum is free for the kids. Some of the activities require paying a fee.

When? March 19, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Where? Shmuel Stefan Wise 21, Museum City, Jerusalem

Purchase tickets

 

Celebrating Purim at the Museum Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

Celebrate Purim in Italian style at the Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art!

During the week (March 13-19) a special greeting will be presented at the museum to honor the reading of the Book of Esther, marked with a special family symbol.

Purchase tickets >>

(Additionally, you’ll enjoy the museum’s digital exhibition).

 

On the holiday itself, on Thursday, March 17, you’ll enjoy a special exhibition and workshops on making an authentic Venetian mask!

When? March 17, 10 AM – 3:30 PM, special guidance at noon.

Where? Hillel str 25, Jerusalem

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The Moon Fairy tales: a play for children at Beit Avi Chai

Photo courtesy of Beit Avi Chai PR

Beit Avi Chai presents the new play “Two Hats” from the series Fairy Tales of the Moon. Come see a funny story about a man who misplaced his hat.

Sunday, March 13, 5 PM

Tuesday, March 15, 5 PM

Price: Child – 30 NIS, an accompanying adult: 10 NIS

Where? King George 44, Jerusalem

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Happy Purim at the Herzl Museum

Photo: PR Herzl Museum

The Herzl Museum celebrates Purim for three days with a special 25% for those who come wearing costumes!

Get to know the man behind the beard in a day full of fun activities.

When? March 15-17

Where? Mount Herzl, Jerusalem

Send an inquiry to Herzl Museum

Purim ball at the Mamilla Hotel

The Mamilla hotel will celebrate Purim on Thursday and Saturday night with an amazing Adloyada party.

DJ Eiko Ben Shushan will turn it up.

Reserve your spot over the phone.

When? March 17 and 19, 8 PM

Where? King Solomon 11, Jerusalem

Send an inquiry to the Mamilla Hotel

Purim party at Nocturno LIVE

Purim party at Nocturno

The Nocturno Live complex will host one of the best Purim parties in the city.

Join an enormous party all around the complex and enjoy two dancing floors, varied drinks, 20% off on all the bars until 10:30 PM, amazing DJ’ing, and hilarious shows.

When? March 17, from 9:30 PM and on

Where? Bezalel 7, Jerusalem

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Delicious Purim tour at the Mahane Yehuda market with Dorit Graver

D-Guide

D-Guide

The Mahane Yehuda market is probably the liveliest and most joyful place in all of Jerusalem, especially during Purim. D-Guide invites you to taste the beloved market with the local expert – Dorit Graber, at your own time and pace, using the application for independent touring. It’s just you and your smartphone, walking around the Mahane Yehuda market, meeting colorful people, and tasting interesting foods.

Please note:

  • Few people can take this walk using one device and enjoy the tour through a speaker or headphones.
  • The tour takes about two hours, but you can take it at your own time and pace. The tour will be available for 14 days from the moment of purchase. You can buy it and use it whenever you want.
  • We suggest you come wearing comfortable shoes and with a fully charged battery on your phone.
  • It is recommended to visit the market on Sundays-Thursdays, from 9 AM to 9 PM, and on Fridays – from 9 AM to 3 PM.

לPurchase tickets and additional information >>

 

A tour at the YVEL Visitor Center

Photo: PR YVEL

The Yvel Design Center is the headquarters of the international luxurious jewelry brand. The designs combine rare natural components from all around the world, and on this Purim you may enjoy again this unique tour of the compound. Prior arrangement is required.

During the tour, you’ll explore the new creations of the brands’ artists, see them in action and see the wonder of the creation of these amazing pieces of art. Additionally, there are a few other entertainment ideas:

  • A tour of the Gemstone Garden: Take a walk in the garden of the compound with its wonderful flowing streams and rocks hewn from hidden mines.
  • A guided tour at the MEGEMERIA school: the tour is dedicated to the heritage of the Ethiopian community in Israel and its connection to YVEL.
  • Short film: a screening of a short film about the story of YVEL’s pearls and the cooperation with MEGEMERIA school.
  • Tour at the production plant: witness the complex processes of inlaying the diamonds, the craft of goldsmith, pearl threading, and more.
  • Workshops for children: Thinking games for kids with different raw materials and pearl threading games.
  • Wine Cellar Tasting: The wine cellar of the company was established in the 19th century and functioned as a special treat for guests ever since.

Send an inquiry to Yvel Design Center

Accommodation in Jerusalem

Visiting Jerusalem for Purim? Here are the best accommodation and lodging options that the city has to offer:

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WHERE TO STAY

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Happy Fish is an upscale fish restaurant with a spectacular terrace at the Mamilla boulevard, perfectly suited for groups and events. Read more
  • 074-7690907
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