For the past 60 years, the Jewish Community Center of Akron has been pulled together by the dedicated Auxiliary volunteers who plan the annual Purim Ball. This event was created to present high school senior girls to the community. These girls, our Queen Esthers, have always been symbols of strength, beauty, and creativity,who possess a deep commitment to the Jewish people.
2015 Queen Esthers
Mallory Nava David
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli David
Julie Suzanne Garcia
Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Julian Garcia
Leia Paige Gertz
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Gertz
Brady Aliza Marks
Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Steven Marks
Through the years, more than 800 young women have been presented at the Purim Ball. The Queen Esthers and their fathers (or partners) work together for several months before the event to perfect their dancing skills. In addition, the girls, along with their mothers, plan a mitzvah project for the community.
Purim Ball has served as a wonderful vehicle to bring together young women from different schools and synagogues. It has provided an opportunity for daughters, dads, and family members to bond and share special moments. Purim Ball has helped bring the Jewish community together for 60 years of celebrations.