Purim Carnival to benefit flood relief efforts


       The annual Purim Carnival will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the East Gym on the Binghamton University campus. The carnival is open to the public and features a wide array of game booths, rides, attractions, music and food, including unlimited free humentashen (jelly-filled cookies).

       The carnival benefits various charities including local flood relief efforts, CHOW and the Children of Chernobyl, a non-profit organization that treats sick children still affected by radiation from the 1986 nuclear power plant blast in the Ukraine. This year carnival organizers hope to attract more than 2,000 attendees and generate enough money to help children get airlifted to hospitals for treatment.

      The carnival will feature an extreme bungee sport challenge, the rocky mountain climbing wall, an aquatic party challenge, a football challenge and a pedestal joust.  This year will also feature a Purim masquerade costume contest, hot-dog and cream-pie eating competitions and A battle of the bands.  A $3 admission fee includes all of the rides and attractions.

      The carnival is sponsored by the Chabad House Jewish Student Center, and co-sponsored by Hillel-JSU, Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, the Jewish Heritage Program, Off Campus College, Sodexho Marriott, Campus Life, and many of the residential communities.

      For more information, call Chabad House at (607) 797-0015.

Last Updated: 9/17/13