Video and photos of 2023 University City Purim Parade

Bill Motchan, Special To The Jewish Light

The 2023 University City Purim parade-and re-enactment stepped off from the corner of Cornell at Gay Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

The enthusiastic crowd brought out the creativity in their costume selection. Those included a number of astronauts, superheroes, princesses and a variety of animals.

The annual event began 21 years ago and Baita Shulman has been attending for 15 of them.

“It’s a unique gathering,” Shulman said. “There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the country.”

The parade’s featured a horse carrying King Mordecai, played by Jeff Kanefield. Haman, the villain of the Purim story was portrayed with gusto by Max Oppenheimer.

To play it safe, Oppenheimer carried a cue card with his line.