Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Hogwarts Hebrew School

Purim was this past weekend (long story, but it's another one of those Jewish "They tried to kill us.  We won.  Let's eat," holidays only add costumes, noisemakers, yummy cookies and drinks for the adults).

Our synagogue did a fantastic Harry Potter themed Purim celebration.  The kids received letters inviting them to attend Hogwarts Hebrew School.  At one point, our rabbi referred to it as, "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Wizardry and Talmudic Studies."  Ha!  The kids came dressed as their favorite HP character.  They were sorted into houses.  They took classes and had Quidditch practice.

I arrived at Hogwarts complete with Harry, Luna Lovegood, Hermione and an angry pink owl.  The three biggest ran around the entire time shouting spells at their friends.  The youngest just shouted at me on occasion because she didn't get nearly enough sleep the night before.  

You see that one dressed as the always bizarre Luna in the middle?  That's my E and she's ALL about Harry Potter.  All the kids love it, but E lives and breathes those books.  She remembers the smallest details too.  She got the highest score possible in her "History of Magic" class at the Purim celebration because she remembered things word-for-word from the books.  I was super impressed.



  1. cutie kiddies...
    visiting from WW

    my entry's here:

  2. So cute and a great idea from your synagogue to keep everyone in the fun!

  3. Hogwarts! Too fun. When I was a kid (lo those many years ago) we were all Esthers. There were no themes.

  4. Super-cute photo.

    "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Wizardry and Talmudic Studies." < - Awesome!

    And, Luna Lovegood has the BEST lines. :)

  5. Great photo! Sounds like a fabulous party too. I hope your little pink owl caught up on her beauty rest. :)

  6. Soo adorable :) Thanks for the blog visit & comment.You will love the Cauliflower Soup

  7. super cute. looks like a lot of fun.
    i personally can't wait for the next movie to come out.. but i'm also a bit sad... because this is it! this is the end!

  8. I have yet to see the last few movies and I want to so badly. We have a rule that the kids can't watch movies until they've read the book and while E has read them all 3+ times, her sister just recently made it through 1-4.


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