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Purim 5783/2023 is Monday night, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7. We are looking forward to celebrating together.

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Purim ScheduleMishloach Manot | Matanot L'Evyonim | Kosher Deliveries

Purim Schedule

The Great Shushan Bake Off: Hamantaschen Baking Classes, DATES TBD

Come together to bake hamantaschen in the OT kitchen! Join our Star Bakers to make hamantaschen for Purim night (and a treat for you too, of course). Dates and registration coming soon! To be one of our Star Bakers and teach a class, email Erin Dreyfuss.

Family PJ Pre-Purim Carnival, Sunday, March 5, 10:00am-12:00pm

All OT families are invited to celebrate Purim in your pajamas at the OTRS Pre-Purim Carnival. Our OTUSY teens will be manning the booths for a morning filled with games and prizes. If you're an 8th-12th grader interested in helping run the carnival, email Rafi Glazer.

Shushan Food Network Purim, Monday, March 6, 6:30pm

It's a food-themed Purim! We're serving up an exceptional Megillah, complete with a side of our world-famous photo booth and youth activities, and an opportunity to toast Chef Esther. Top it all off with your own fantastic food-themed costume. We can't wait to see what kind of costume you cook up!

Megillah Reading, Tuesday, March 7, 8:30am

Tuesday morning, join us to hear the Megillah again.

Mishloach Manot

Don't get "Chopped." Perform the mitzvah of sending mishloach manot (Purim bags) to OT members and benefit Olam Tikvah at the same time! Order here by February 12.

To order, sign into our website in the top right corner using your OT username and password. If you don’t remember your log-in, not a problem, just contact the office at (703) 425-1880. Click here for detailed ordering instructions. Complete your order here.

$24 for the first OT member
$2 for each additional OT member
$24 per extra bag for non-OT members (extra bags will be delivered with your own bag)

Delivery (some exceptions) by OT volunteers, March 3-6.

Matanot L'Evyonim

The mitzvah of Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor) is one of four central mitzvot on Purim. At our Food Network Party on Monday night, we will collect tzedakah to give to these two important causes:

Food For Others distributes food to our neighbors in need. Food for Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes and for the growing number of working poor who need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.

Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, is the leading food rescue organization in Israel. Unique among all other organizations that serve the poor in Israel and food banks worldwide, Leket Israel’s sole focus is rescuing healthy, surplus food and delivering it to those in need through partner nonprofit organizations.

Donate here

Sunflower Bakery Orders

Order by Monday, February 27, 12:00pm
Pickup at OT Thursday, March 2, 12:00-4:30pm

Celebrate Purim with Delicious Sunflower Hamantaschen! Sunflower Bakery is featuring traditional hamantaschen favorites and creative, fun flavors that are sure to please. This year, Sunflower has a gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan option for those with dietary restrictions. The Purim menu will be available for ordering on January 31 with hamantaschen available on February 6. View the menu here. Questions? Contact Sunflower at or 240-361-3698.

Orders must be placed by Monday, February 27 at NOON via the Sunflower Bakery website. Note there is no delivery fee and no minimum order needed!

  1. Go to
  2. Orders need to be placed directly with Sunflower Bakery via their website before noon on February 27.
  3. At checkout, under Pickup or Delivery, choose Special Pickup Locations and select 3/2 Olam Tikvah in the dropdown menu.


Your order will be available for pickup in the Olam Tikvah office on Thursday, March 2 between 12:00-4:30pm. If you prefer not to enter the building, pull up in front of the building, call the office, and we will put your order in your trunk.

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783