Last week, Chabad on Campus in Amsterdam hosted a lively Purim event that brought together 150 Jewish students and young professionals from all across the Netherlands. The festivities were held at a great location in the heart of Amsterdam, and attendees enjoyed delicious kosher food, including vegan and vegetarian options, as well as mocktails for those who didn’t drink alcohol, klezmer music, and the reading of the Megillah, all while mingling and networking with new friends.
The event was a perfect opportunity for people to meet and chat, as well as to celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim. The atmosphere was electric, with attendees dressed in colorful costumes and masks, adding to the festive ambiance.
As guests arrived at the venue, they were greeted with a variety of delicious and kosher food, including traditional dishes such as hamantaschen, and other festive treats. The food catered to everyone’s needs, including vegan and vegetarian options for those who preferred them.
Attendees mingled and chatted over mocktails, enjoying the festive atmosphere and getting to know one another. The mocktails were a hit and were greatly appreciated by those who chose not to drink alcohol.
Of course, no Purim celebration is complete without the reading of the Megillah, the story of Esther and the salvation of the Jewish people. As the story was read aloud, guests followed along, listening intently to the tale of bravery and heroism that has been celebrated by Jews around the world for thousands of years.
Throughout the evening, attendees had the chance to network with one another, making new connections and building relationships that could last for years to come. Whether they were students just starting out in their careers or young professionals looking to expand their networks, everyone at the event had the chance to meet new people and make new friends.
For many attendees, the event at Chabad on Campus in Amsterdam was a highlight of the year. It provided a rare opportunity to connect with other Jewish students and young professionals from all across the country, and to celebrate a holiday that is steeped in tradition and history.
Overall, the Purim event at Chabad on Campus in Amsterdam was a tremendous success. It brought together 150 Jewish students and young professionals for a night of celebration, connection, and fun, while also providing an important opportunity to reflect on the rich traditions and history of the Jewish people.
As the attendees dispersed into the night, dressed in their colorful costumes and masks, they carried with them the memories of a wonderful evening spent in the company of new friends and old. For those who attended, the Purim event at Chabad on Campus in Amsterdam was truly an unforgettable experience. Many expressed the hope that events like this would be held more often, providing more opportunities for Jewish students and young professionals to connect with one another and build a strong sense of community.