The Santa Monica Synagogue is inviting the public to participate in its annual carnival on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 18th Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard. (1448 18th St.).

The annual carnival will feature attractions such as a zip line, rock wall, painless paintball, inflatable jumpers and slides, and the popular gladiator joust. There will be an inflatable soccer arena run by Prime Time Sports Camps; Books and Cookies on Main Street will sell children’s books, provide interactive readings and quiet play area, as well as story time and parachute games; and Dave & Busters will be on hand with free giveaways and games. Plus there will be face painting, henna tattoos, and a fortune teller/dream builder coach. Entertainment includes a DJ with great tunes, an incredible puppet show, Magic Castle Magician, Jersey Jim, and the Elemental Strings/Band representative from Santa Monica schools. There will be food from local stores, restaurants, a dessert booth, mouthwatering cupcake and Ice Cream from Menchies and a food truck.

Organizers said by inviting the public to attend it will assist them in their ongoing important social programs for members and non-members alike, as well as our neighbors in the community of Santa Monica as a whole.

Rabbi Jeff Marx of the Santa Monica Synagogue said, “Purim is coming! A time for games, fun and merriment. Come and join us for our annual Purim carnival.”

The Santa Monica Synagogue is a Jewish congregation of 250 families that was founded in 1981.

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