YAD Pours through Purim

by | Mar 23, 2018 | Other News

This year the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater switched up their traditional Purim costume party for a ‘door to door’ or ‘bar to bar’ event at the Waterside District, letting the drinks flow for a progressive party.

On Saturday, February 24, more than 50 YAD members could be seen dressed in multicolored beads at four Waterside pubs, competing in challenges while they ‘Poured through Purim.’

“The Progressive Party was a way to bring Jewish people together and have fun,” says Jennifer Groves, a Purim committee and Cabinet member, who along with Jessica Ruthenberg planned the event. “People were able to socialize, meet new people, and celebrate an important holiday.”

The group started at PBR bar where they were divided into teams and given tasks, including riding the bull and a strong-arm competition. When the whistle blew, the party shifted to Blue Moon. All of Waterside watched the YAD train pass through. At Blue Moon, partygoers played golf and tried whipped cream. At the sound of the whistle, the party moved to Stripers. The last spot of the night was Rocky Mount, where everyone’s ski ball skills were put to the test.

Shikma Rubin, YAD Cabinet member, says, “It was such a fun party! YAD has never done anything like this and they did such a great job switching it up this year.”

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Carly Glikman