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Purim with Agudas Achim

This year's theme is...All Your Favorite Fairytales!


piel, Ma'ariv, and Megillah

Monday, March 6 | 6 p.m.
Register for the Zoom link here

Join the congregation in person and on Zoom an evening of fun and prayer. Boo Haman, cheer for Mordechai, and make noise your own way while being delighted by the amazing performance of Agudas Achim's Drama Chug, led by Education and Youth Director Chaya Silver.
Please note that we'll be using the Shabbat Zoom link to stream services on Monday night. You can follow along with the Megillah reading here (link directs Sefaria).

Megillah Reading

Tuesday, March 7 | 7:30 a.m.

Catch the megillah reading a second time with all of your friends at Morning Minyan.

Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 5 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Agudas Achim Purim Carnival returns Sunday, March 5. Join us for fun and games and some delicious carnival fare (falafel, veggie burgers, hamantaschen, and other snacks). 
You can purchase your tickets here.
Help make the Carnival a success! Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift to set up, clean up, run games, or serve food.
Questions? Contact Melissa Siskind.
Please note that the first hour of the Carnival - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - is reserve for child ages birth to 5.

Shalach Manot

You can pick up your shalach manot starting Sunday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. during the Purim carnival. Pick up will continue from Monday, March 6 to Wednesday, March 8.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 703-998-6460. 

Matanot L'evyonim - Help for the Needy

Fulfill the mitzvah of matanot l'evyonim - help for the needy - by providing support to ALIVE! and Leket Israel. Let's rescue surplus food this Purim to feed those who need it most, both here in Alexandria and in Israel. 

Fight Food Insecurity in Our Neighborhood with ALIVE!

Celebrate Purim with ALIVE! Whether you're picking up shalach manot at shul, attending the Purim Carnival, the spiel, or the morning minyan megillah reading, please bring a gift of food for our Alexandria neighbors in need. At this time, cooking oil, rice, and healthy breakfast cereals are in high demand. Reusable cloth grocery bags are always a plus.

Leket Israel: Israel's National Food Bank

This Purim, you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Israelis in need by supporting Leket Israel, the national food bank of Israel.
Leket Israel annually rescues approximately 55 million pounds of food from hundreds of farms, hotels, corporate caterers and IDF bases across Israel that would otherwise go to waste. The food that they save is distributed weekly to over 250 non-profits that feed approximately 225,000 Israelis of all backgrounds.
For just $1 USD, you can provide 6 pounds of food for someone in need. Help spread the festive joy of Purim, prevent the needless destruction of food, and ensure that no one goes hungry this holiday season by making a donation to Leket today.

Purim Resources

Curious about Purim? Visit My Jewish Learning for an in-depth look at all things Purim
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