ALBANY–Capital Chabad invites children and family to the Kids’ Mega Hamantash Bake, a program designed to engage children in preparation for Purim, according to organizers. The baking program will be Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany.

The Hamantash Bake aims to provide children with hands-on experience in the making of hamantashen, the traditional triangular-shaped cookies associated with the holiday of Purim. In addition to making their own Purim treats the children will have an opportunity to design mishloach manot packages that will be sent to Israel and distributed to children that have been displaced by the war.

“We are thrilled to invite children from our community to participate in this exciting event,” said Chanie Simon, co-director of the Bethlehem Chabad.

This event is open to children of all ages. The registration fee is $10 per child,  $30 max per family. Registration is requested  at

Simon at [email protected] has details.

In addition to Capital Chabad, PJ Library, the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and the AJCC are sponsors the event.