Purim

Hamantaschen

Purim, celebrated this year on Thursday evening, February 25th, through Friday, February 26th, is one of the most fun-filled action packed holidays of the Jewish Year. Purim celebrates the survival of the Jewish community against an ancient Persian Empire plot to annihilate it. And, one way to celebrate is by eating hamantaschen, reminiscent of Haman’s 3-cornered hat.

Although Jews began marking the date in the first century, it grew into a popular holiday during the Middle Ages. Today, it is celebrated with food, dancing, festivals and costumes.

How We Celebrate

There are 4 special Mitzvot we do to help celebrate the Purim holiday:

Hear the Megillah – You are encouraged to go to synagogue and hear the whole Megillah or “Book of Esther,” which tells the Purim story. When Haman’s name is mentioned, you should make noise or stomp your feet to blot out his name.

Give to the Needy – One of Purim’s primary themes is Jewish unity, so during this holiday, we take time to help those in need, by giving money or food to those less fortunate.

Send Food Gifts to Friends (Mischloach Manot) – On Purim, we celebrate by sending gifts of food to one another, even strangers.. Sunflower Bakery offers deliciously filled gift food bags to deliver to your friends and others.

Feast –Eat hamantaschen! Gather with friends and family and enjoy a wonderful Purim seudah or feast to celebrate the holiday. Don’t forget to bring a beautiful Sunflower Purim platter as a host/hostess gift if invited out!

Menu | Locations | Order

All Purim Menu items available starting February 1st.
Orders must be received by 1 pm, 2 days before requested pick-up/delivery.
A full selection of hamantaschen will be available at our Bakeshop (5951 Halpine Rd) and Cafe (6101 Executive Blvd).

To focus our attention on making the yummiest hamantaschen, only select items from our regular menu will be sold February 22 – 26.

Hamantaschen

Traditional 
$12/doz. (approximately 1 lb), $7/half doz. Almond, Apricot (NF), Chocolate (NF), Raspberry (NF), Prune (NF), Poppy.

Specialty Flavors 
$16/doz., $8.50/half doz.

Triple Chocolate (NF)
Chocolate pastry, fudge brownie filling, dark chocolate drizzle.

Cookie Dough (NF)
Chocolate pastry with a chocolate chip cookie dough center, dark chocolate drizzle.

Coco Caramel
Traditional pastry filled with chewy caramel coconut and dark chocolate drizzle.

Strawberry Funfetti (NF)
Traditional pastry filled with strawberry jam, decorated with icing and sprinkles.

Dipped
Dipped in Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate.
Flavors include: Almond, Apricot (NF), Chocolate (NF), Raspberry (NF).

Gluten-Free (NF, GF)
Flavors include: Apricot, Raspberry, & Prune.

Hamantaschen Assortments

Please note: we cannot make any alterations or substitutions in our assortments.

Traditional Assortment (NF), $13/doz.
Our most popular flavors, Apricot, Raspberry, Chocolate, and Prune.

The Nutty Dozen Assortment, $13/doz.
Apricot, Raspberry, Poppy and Almond.

Specialty Assortment, $17/doz.
Triple Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Coco Caramel and Strawberry Funfetti.

Gluten-Free Assortment (NF), $17/doz.
GF Apricot, Raspberry and Prune.

Gifts and Favors

Mishloach Manot (NF) $8/each
A colorful bakery box is filled with a Traditional Favor Bag, juice box, assorted kosher candy and sunflower seeds for planting.

Masquerade Sugar Cookies (NF) $9/each
Includes 10 colorful rolled sugar cookies.

Traditional Favor Bag (NF), $3.25/each
1 Apricot, 1 Raspberry and 1 Chocolate Hamantaschen packaged in a sealed cello bag.

Specialty Favor Bag (NF), $4.25/each
1 Strawberry Funfetti, 1 Cookie Dough, 1 Triple Chocolate Hamantaschen packaged in a sealed cello bag.

Dipped Favor Bag (NF), $4.25/each
1 Dipped Apricot, Chocolate, Raspberry Hamantaschen packaged in a sealed cello bag.

Select Regular Menu Items

Apricot Crumb Bars (NF, V)
Blondies (NF)
Brownies (NF)
Lemon Bars (NF)
Raspberry Crumb Bars (NF, V)
Chocolate Chip Cookies (NF)
Crinkle Cookies (NF)
Combo Mandel
Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread (NF)
Happy Cakes (NF)
Plain Braided Challah (NF)

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Pickup Locations

Sunday, February 21

Columbia, Jewish Federation of Howard County, 6711 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, 12:30-2

Tuesday, February 23

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 10 am – 4 pm
Alexandria, Agudas Achim, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, 11 am – 6 pm

Wednesday, February 24

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 10 am – 4 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD, 20852, 10  am – 4 pm
Olney,  Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832, 10 am – 3 pm
White Oak, Young Israel of White Oak (Private Residence) 521 Northwest Dr Silver Spring MD 20901 6:30-9pm
Northwest DC, Milton Gottesman JDS – DC/Chevy Chase Circle (Private Residence), 3819 Morrison Street, NW, Washington, DC 20015, 3 – 8 pm
Herndon, Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171, 12-2pm and 5-7:30pm
Fairfax, Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax, VA 22031, 1 – 5 pm
Fairfax, Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA 22030, 11 am – 3 pm

Thursday, February 25

Rockville, Sunflower Bakery, 5951 Halpine Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851, 10 am – 4 pm
North Bethesda, Cafe Sunflower, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD, 20852, 10  am – 4 pm
Potomac, Beth Sholom Congregation, 11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Potomac, Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854, 10 am – 4 pm
Rockville, Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850, 10 am – 5 pm
Bethesda, Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814, 10:30am-5:30pm
Chevy Chase, Milton Gottesman JDS – Chevy Chase MD/Rock Creek Forest (Private Residence), 2710 East West Hwy, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 11 am – 8 pm
Silver Spring, Berman Hebrew Academy (Private Residence), 707 Stonington Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902, 11 am – 8 pm
Kemp Mill, Holy Chow!, 1331 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902, 2 – 5 pm
Baltimore, Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100 Stevenson Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208, 10 am – 2 pm
Baltimore, Netivot Shalom @ KSDS, 8100 Stevenson Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208, 10 am – 2 pm
Shepherd Park, Milton Gottesman JDS – Shepherk Park (Private Residence), 7520 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20012, 1 – 4 pm
Shepherd Park, Ohev Sholom (Private Residence), 7520 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20012, 1 – 4 pm
Northwest DC, Char Bar, 2142 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037, 5 – 7 pm
Arlington, Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204, 2-5 pm
Herndon, Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171, 12-2pm

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