Photo credit: Erik McGregor

The Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee tends to a thousand-year-old tradition of political re-enchantment and transformation called Purim. Every winter, with help from Jews for Racial and Economic JusticeGreat Small Works, and other allies, we create glittering queer spectacle to tell the story of the Book of Esther and to address our most urgent political ideas, fears, and dreams. We ground our work in the traditions of the Jewish spring carnival holiday in deep dialogue with the Caribbean Mas camp traditions, and the other practices of our artistic and organizing partners. Purim includes an elaborate performance (Purim Shpil), but the alchemy of the festival is in the preparation. The process is collaborative and open to the public. Come join us!

Photo Credit: Kate Huh