Perfect weather enabled thousands of people to participate in or watch Congregation Beth Jacob’s 26th annual Purim Parade and Festival on Sunday, March 5, a week before the actual holiday. It took nearly 45 minutes for the entire procession of motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses, walkers and a kiddie train to make its way from the Toco Hills Shopping Center to Beth Jacob along LaVista Road. In the judging of the floats, Netzach Israel was the big winner, but it was hard to find any losers that day.

The AJT welcomes photos from all the Purim celebrations ahead. Email high-resolution photos with information about the events and the people in the photos to

Photos by Michael Jacobs