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Purim with Agudas Achim

This year's theme is...Disney+!


Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 17 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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The Agudas Achim Purim Carnival returns Sunday, March 17. Join us for fun and games and some delicious carnival fare (hotdogs, veggie burgers, hamantaschen, and other snacks).
Want to 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.

Agudas Achim Purim Spiel - Shushan Nights

Sunday, March 17 | 1 p.m.

The fun doesn't stop with the Purim Carnival! Continue the festive mood by joining us for an exciting performance of an AAC original production, Shushan Nights, performed by the Agudas Achim Drama Chug.

Megillah Reading

Saturday evening, March 23 | 8 p.m. - Shabbat Morning Livestream
Sunday morning, March 24 | 9 a.m. - Weekday Minyan Zoom (contact office for details)

Boo Haman, cheer for Mordechai, and make noise your own way with all of your friends at Agudas Achim as we read the megillah.

Ta'anit Esther with Hadar - Reading the Megillah After October 7th

Thursday, March 21 | 9:30 a.m.
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Agudas Achim is proud to partner with the Hadar Institute this Purim for a day of learning and prayer during Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther). In the wake of October 7th, the story of the Megillah feels very real as mourn unimaginably cruel acts of violence against Israelis, encounter increased antisemitism and fear in Jewish communities worldwide, and confront the sobering fact of so many Palestinians killed in recent months. Join us online on March 21 to discover what the story of Purim can teach us about understanding both of these realities.
Click here for the full schedule and for more information.

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 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, ALIVE! asks for an array of single-portioned, easy to heat foods. Click here for the full list plus drop-off dates.

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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