at Chabad of Silver Spring
Purim : February 25-26, 2021
Message from the Rabbi
Purim at Chabad of Silver Spring is a happy and festive time where we celebrate the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia.

Please join us for a megillah reading and enjoy Purim fun for the kids! 
Masks and social distancing are required for Purim celebrations at Chabad. 
Purim Under the big top
Come join us for Purim Under the Tent!
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Location: Chabad of Silver Spring
Date: Friday, February 26
Megillah Readings: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Special Megillah Reading for Gan Montessori students at 10:00 am!
Indoor and outdoor seating available for Megillah readings.
  • Circus-themed entertainers
  • Matanot Levyonim-Tzedakah Booth
  •  Ready to go Mishloach Manot for all children
  • Seudat Purim - Schmaltz Brothers Food Truck will be parked at Chabad 


PURIM seudah
Do you know someone who will be alone on Purim?
Chabad will deliver a Purim seudah brunch to anyone in our community who will be spending Purim alone. Please fill out the form linked below to provide us with the name and address of a person who would enjoy a special Purim brunch. You can also call the office at 301-593-1117.
Megillah Readings
To relive the miraculous events of Purim, listen to the reading of the megillah (the Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve, Thursday night, February 25, and again on Purim day, February 26.
All readings listed below are hosting at Chabad. Advance registration is not required. Additional outdoor readings are being planned throughout the neighborhood.
Thursday Night, February 25

Simultaneous Indoor and Outdoor Readings
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
8:30 pm

Friday, February 26

Shacharit at 6:30 am with Megillah reading
9:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Special Outdoor Megillah Reading for Gan Montessori Students: 10:00 am

Give to the needy
Concern for the needy is a year-round responsibility; but on Purim it is a special mitzvah to remember the poor.
Give charity to at least two (but preferably more) needy individuals on Purim day, March 10.
If you are not able to find a poor person, we are able to facilitate this great mitzvah for you. Click donate below to send a donation to our center (note that it's for this cause), and we will distribute it people in need.
Send Food Portions to Friends
On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends.
On Purim day, February 26, send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage) to at least one friend. Men should send to men, and women to women. It is preferable that the gifts be delivered via a third party. Children, in addition to sending their own gifts of food to their friends, make enthusiastic messengers.
Holiday Guide
Purim megasite
Purim guide
Purim Story
Insights & Inspiration
Kids Site