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Purim celebrated at Schenectady Jewish Community Center

Children dressed in costume listen to the story of Purim at the Purim Carnival at the JCC of Schenectady on Sunday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Children dressed in costume listen to the story of Purim at the Purim Carnival at the JCC of Schenectady on Sunday.
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Purim was always a holiday Joe Erdman looked forward to during his youth. With winter waning and spring on the horizon, it was a time to celebrate, the Niskayuna man recalled. A time for carnivals — to dress up in colorful costume, eat good food and gather with friends of the Jewish faith and otherwise. “What’s there not to like?” he asked. An adult now, Erdman brought his 3-year-old daughter Mara to the Jewish Community ...

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