Family-Friendly Podcasts and Videos to Share the Purim Story With All Ages

A family spending time together

Get ready for Purim with special themed-episodes of PJ Library Presents podcasts as well as a special video in American Sign Language. 


Our classic Purim Story for Kids, from Have I Got a Story For You! is a family-friendly version of the story narrated by Rita Toomey.

Beyond the Bookcase, our podcast for older kids, includes the episode The Big Bad Wolf and the Purimspiel. It's time for the Purimspiel, the annual performance that tells the story of Purim. The kids are trying to decide which characters everyone will play, but they can't get Jacob to settle on a role. Once again transported to the land of Mashal, they meet Bubbe and a not-so-bad wolf named Zev. He's having his own trouble finding his role in Mashal's Purim carnival. They'll all have to work together to help both Zev and Jacob pick the perfect part.

Younger listeners will love Kiddo Learns About Purim, our Purim episode of Afternoons with Mimi. It's time for the annual Purim carnival! Oh no - Kiddo doesn't have his costume ready. Luckily, Mimi is an expert at putting together fun and fabulous dress-up outfits. While Kiddo gets ready, Mimi answers his big questions about Purim traditions. Learn more (and find your own last minute costume tutorials) at our Purim Hub.

Listen to them all wherever you enjoy podcasts.


Did you know your hands make excellent groggers? Learn how to make “visual noisemakers” and the signs for all the main Purim characters. We're delighted to present a poetic interpretation of the Story of Purim in ASL, signed by poet and storyteller Douglas Ridloff.


Purim is all about joy, celebration, giving, and sharing. Looking for ways to enhance your holiday? Enjoy these Mad Libs, hamantaschen recipes, costume ideas, and other activities.