Purim this year was celebrated at the Greystone Jewish Center/Chabad of Yonkers with a sports-themed Purim party on Thursday, March 21. Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz; his wife, Rebbetzin Chanie Hurwitz; and their family and friends served a lavish “Purim at the Stadium” banquet of burgers, hot dogs, franks in a blanket, corn on the cob, cotton candy, fries, chicken wings, salad and, of course, plenty of the traditional three-cornered hamantashen. A balloon artist, face painting, arts and crafts for children, a photo booth, a magic show and music rounded out the activities. Many people arrived dressed as sports fans, players or in other costumes. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano visited the celebration, speaking and taking photographs with all who greeted him.
By Robert Kalfus