Purim Parade, #1148


Here we go!  It’s time for pure insanity, complete exhaustion and the most fun and hilarious morning of my year!  I’m so excited, because today is Purim parade day, and it is a tradition I hold dear.  My hubby and I have the unique opportunity to lead it together at our Jewish Community Center here in Tucson, and we love every second of it.  Not only do we get to work together, which is always a joy, but everyone involved has a blast!  Children and teaching staff are in their costumes marching around, and professional staff comes out from behind their desks just to watch.  Everyone has a smile on their faces, and it’s just the best morning!

Here are a couple of costumes from year’s past.  I hope I get a photo of this year’s ladybug costume, but you never know because it’s kind of hard to take photos when you’re playing guitar at the same time.

julie guitar


There is always one song that stands out for me on this day each year.  To me, the JCC Purim Parade wouldn’t be complete without Peter and Ellen Allard’s “Purim Parade” song.  Here it is for you all to enjoy, and please know that this will be the soundtrack of my morning ahead as I’m strumming my guitar with joy all around.  Happy Purim y’all!


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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