Mishloach Manot/ Purim Gift Packages


Photos from Packing Mishloach Manot

About The Event

Mishloach Manot are gift packages delivered on Purim Day to your family and friends in Ottawa.

Can you help pack or deliver packages? We need over 100 volunteers every year to get everyone their Mishloach Manot in a timely manner. Let us know at mm@jetottawa.ca if you can volunteer.

Did You Know?

That we dress up on Purim and instead of trick or treat, we give gifts of food to friends, family, and people we would like to become closer to. This special Mitzvah, called Mishloach Manot or Shaloch Manos, was a command of Queen Esther (Scroll of Esther 9:22) to build community and strengthen the bonds of Jewish unity. For over 20 years, JET has prepared and delivered thousands of beautiful gifts of Purim food to the Jewish Community of Ottawa.

Each year, close to 1200 Jewish families in Ottawa receive a beautiful Purim Package, through the services of JET. Imagine the joy of receiving a lovely package of delicious food, hand delivered by a JET volunteer on Purim Day! A personalized scroll is included in each Purim package with your name and the names of any others who are sending to that household.

How to send a Purim Package: Login to the box below with the individualized code that JET emailed you. Can’t find your code or don’t have one yet? Email us at mm@jetottawa.ca and we will send you your code.

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Save The Date!

Keep these important dates in mind:

  • Online Ordering has begun!
  • Early Bird Special Deadline: Monday, January 29th, 2024
  • Ordering Deadline: Thursday, February 8th, 2024
  • Packing: Sunday, March 17th, 2024
  •  Deliveries on Purim Day: Sunday, March 24th, 2024


    The joyous holiday of Purim is celebrated through 4 practices:

    1. Megillah: Reading or hearing the Megillah of Esther, once on Purim Eve and once on Purim Day.

    2. Purim Seudah: Celebrating the miracle by hosting or attending a festive Purim Meal.

    3. Matanot L’Evyonim: Giving gifts of money to be distributed to the poor so that they can enjoy a happy Purim.

    4. Mishloach Manot: Gifts of two types of ready to eat food to one or more friends to build stronger relationships and unity within the Jewish community.

    Purim cards are also available for those who live outside of our delivery zone.

    Previous Year’s Events

    Mishloach Manot 2018

    Mishloach Manot 2017

    Mishloach Manot 2016