Purim is the most joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar. The history of the court intrigue before three thousand years is a reason for a very extravagant party. Every year, the Jews all over the world celebrate the victory of Mordechai and Esther over Haman, an official of the court of King Ahasuerus, who wanted to kill all the Jews in Persia. Five Warsaw Jewish institutions wish to invite you to the Grand Purim Ball, a fancy-dress party at Hotel Europejski.
The Ball starts at 21.00 with a performance by Teatr Improwizowany Klancyk, which will present a traditional Purim Szpil in a unique interpretation. After that will begin a dancing part. Music will be played by popular Warsaw DJs: Envee and the Warsaw Balkan Madness. Apart from that, a dance leader will encourage to have fun and at 24.00 they will invite the participants to take part in a contest for the best costume. Visualizations will be provided by Joanna Jurczak, whose animations were created specifically for the ball. They are based on the drawings and typography of the Book of Esther and Purim photos of pre-war balls. As a souvenir the guests will be able to have a photo taken in a specially arranged photo studio of Jedrek Sokolowski.
Food at prices of 5, 10 and 15 zloty will be provided by “Bułka i Spółka” and a Kosher restaurant “Rambam”. The bars will be served by the team from Plan B and Powiększenie. It will be one of the last such grand events in the ballroom of Hotel Europejski. In March, a major renovation of the building begins, and the ballroom on the ground floor will cease to exist.
Tickets (donation): 10 zl
Available to purchase on the day of the event on the spot or on February 11 at the bookstore of the Jewish Historical Institute, ul. Tłomackie 3/5, behind Plac Bankowy, Monday to Friday. 10.00–18.00.
Museum of the History of Polish Jews http://www.jewishmuseum.org.pl/
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Jewish Historical Institute http://www.jhi.pl/