Aliya Droker, 16, of Bellevue, center, gets help cleaning whipped cream off her face by her laughing friends, from left, Sabrina Kavesh, Emma Graham, Alex Lowenson, and Whitley Pearson, right, after getting a pie in the face at the annual Purim Carnival at the Stroum Jewish Community Center Sunday March 16, 2014. Purim is a celebration commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people in 4th century Persia; it is custom to wear costumes, give gifts to the poor and feast. At the carnival, different Jewish organizations raise money by running booths like this with games and prizes. The girls belong to a BBYO Jewish all-girls youth group chapter called Halom #1240. Their mascot is a cow.
Hamantashen pastries are tradition at the annual Purim Carnival at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement and DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, teamed up to launch “Can-Tribute,” a campaign that rallied young people across North America to fight hunger in their local community through a food collection drive.
On Friday night, Dec. 12, over 130 members of South Jersey Region journeyed to the Jewish Federation Annex building in Cherry Hill for the region’s first-ever Winter Retreat, themed “We are Mispacha” (family).