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Purim 5784/2024 is Saturday night, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. We are looking forward to celebrating together.

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Purim Schedule | Mishloach Manot | Matanot L'EvyonimKosher Deliveries

Purim Schedule

Operation Hamantaschen
Sunday, March 17, 4:00pm

Fill your kitchen (and ours) with hamantaschen to celebrate Purim! Bakers of (almost*) all ages are invited to tie on an apron and join in. In partnership with Gesher Jewish Day School, MoEd Fairfax, PJ Library and the Federation of Greater Washington. Register here.
*Childcare provided for children ages 18 mo-Pre-K.

Yachad Purim Pre-Game
Saturday, March 23, 7:15pm

Start the magic early with Yachad! Young Professionals are invited in magic-themed costume to pre-game the evening in the Olam Tikvah Social Hall before the party gets started upstairs. Register here.

Megillah & Magical Purim
Saturday, March 23, 8:00pm

Abracadabra! Purim is as easy as pulling a rabbit from a hat at Olam Tikvah’s Magical Purim! Presto change-o into your magical costume to hear the Megillah, get a photo at the photo booth, and head to the youth corner for crafts or try an adult concoction made by our potion-masters.

Megillah & Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 24
8:30am Megillah Reading
10:00am-12:00pm Purim Carnival

Hear the megillah again on Sunday morning in the sanctuary from 8:30-10:00am!
At 10:00am, all OT families are invited to celebrate with OTRS at our annual Purim Carnival. Come in your pajamas for a continental breakfast and games run by our OTUSY teens. If you're an 8th-12th grader interested in helping run the carnival, email Rafi Glazer.
Kadima (grades 5-7) will compete in the Shushan House Cup wizarding tournament.

Mishloach Manot

Abracadabra! You can make mishloach manot appear at other families’ doors. Perform the mitzvah of sending mishloach manot (Purim bags) to OT members and benefit Olam Tikvah at the same time!

Order here by 12:00pm Tuesday, March 5

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! Your username is your email address. If you have never set a password, or have forgotten it, click "forgot password" to set a new one. Click here for detailed ordering instructions. Complete your order here.

$25 for the first OT member
$2 for each additional OT member
$25 per extra bag for non-OT members (extra bags will be delivered with your own bag)

Delivery (some exceptions) by OT volunteers, March 20-22 & 24.

Matanot L'Evyonim

The mitzvah of Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor) is one of four central mitzvot on Purim. At our Magical Purim on Saturday night, we will collect tzedakah to give to 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 Friday, March 15, 12:00pm
Pickup at OT Thursday, March 21, 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. View the menu here. Questions? Contact Sunflower at or 240-361-3698.

Orders must be placed by Friday, March 15 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 March 15.
  3. At checkout, under Pickup or Delivery, choose Special Pickup Locations and select 3/21 Olam Tikvah in the dropdown menu.


Your order will be available for pickup in the Olam Tikvah office on Thursday, March 21 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.

Moti's Kosher Market

Order by Wednesday, March 20, 6:00pm
Pickup at OT Thursday, March 21, 4:00-4:30pm

Stock your fridge and pantry with kosher groceries from Moti's Market. Place your order no later than 6:00pm Wednesday, February 21.

  1. Order online at Before placing your order, please ensure that you or a friend will be available to meet the truck for pickup on Thursday, February 22 at 4:00pm.
  2. Register as a new customer or log in as a returning customer.
  3. Start shopping!
  4. When prompted, select “pick up” at Olam Tikvah on Thursday, February 22.
  5. If you need help placing your order, please call Moti's at 301-468-0400


Your order will be available for pickup in the OT parking lot on Thursday, February 22, from 4:00-4:30pm. Please pull into line behind the delivery truck, pop your trunk, and be prepared to tell us your name. We will put your order in your trunk.

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