Blackface Costume Controversy Hits N.J. Town Of LakewoodThere's a costume controversy in New Jersey surrounding the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Jewish Holiday Of Purim Looks A Little Different Due To PandemicAs CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports, games are being played out of a car, hence the Purim "car-nival" at Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains.
Jewish Communities Begin The Celebration Of PurimThe festive holiday typically involves feasts and costume parties. CBS2’s Scott Rapoport visited Bethel Synagogue in New Rochelle where young students dressed up and got ready to celebrate.
Jewish Students Celebrate Purim With Costumes & CharityJewish people around the world celebrated Purim on Thursday. It’s a joyous holiday when children dress up, play games and spread the goodness of charity.
Volunteers At West Side Synagogue Give Back By Prepping Vegetables For Soup KitchenDozens young and old gathered Sunday to give back to the community.
Teaneck Bakery Sells Hamentashen By The Thousands For Purim CelebrationsButterflake bakery in Teaneck is selling thousands of trays of hamentashen this week.
Masquerade, Community Take Center Stage During Jewish Holiday Of PurimIt was all about masquerade and community this weekend as the lively Jewish holiday of Purim got underway.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind Apologizes After Attending His Purim Party In BlackfaceVeteran New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) apologized Monday afternoon to anyone who may have been offended by his decision to show up to a Purim party dressed as a basketball player, with blackface makeup and Afro wig.
Valuable Lessons Learned During Purim Celebration On Upper West SideDon't be surprised if you see lots of kids wearing colorful costumes. Jews across the world are celebrating Purim; a joyous holiday that teaches lessons about courage and pride in your identity.