The yearly Purim Carnival celebration at Temple Solel will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The carnival is open to the public and raises money to help fund educational programs at Temple Solel. The festivities include something for everyone, from games and rides for the kids, to great ethnic food and even spa services for adults. Temple Solel is located at 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff by the Sea. Parking is available just south of the Temple at Mira Costa College with free shuttles to the Temple. For more information visit www.templesolel.net or call 760-436-0654. Rides at the Purim Carnival will include large and small Ferris wheels, a climbing wall, bungee run, dunk tank, 22-foot double slide, pony rides, a train ride, laser tag and, new this year, Eurobungy. The event also features classic carnival games, such as the fish bowl toss, tic-tac-toe, milk can toss, bottle ring toss, and a cake walk. There will be a designated spa area offering hair “updos,” nail painting and massages. Also on hand will be a used book sale and opportunities to win themed raffle baskets, full of valuable prizes. The Festival will offer assorted food choices: Allen's Pizza, Middle Eastern fare, Rotisserie Affair chicken and the Temple Solel Men's Club kosher hot dogs. There will also be snow cones, kettle corn, and traditional Purim cookies called hamantaschen. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people of the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing. Customs for the holiday include wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration. Anyone wearing a costume to the Purim Carnival will receive one free game/ride ticket. Tickets are $1 each on the day of the event but can be purchased in advance at a discount for tickets of 25 or more. Wristbands will also be on sale for $25 ($22 in advance), which offer unlimited access to all rides and games. Wristbands are not good for food, raffle or spa services. For advance purchase, please stop by the Temple Solel School during normal business hours. Temple Solel is a Reform Congregation serving the North County Coastal Jewish Community of San Diego. Founded in 1978, Temple Solel now serves 850 families throughout the County. For more information visit www.templesolel.net.