The best hamentashen in town

join the fun and bring home your box!

Online Ordering is now Closed!!

Online Ordering is now closed. You can still buy Hamentashen at Shaarie Torah this Thursday, March 2 from 12pm - 3 pm and at our Purim Party on March 6!
First come, first serve: fruit, apricot, and moen available.

Thanks to all who volunteered!

This project is only possible with volunteers like you!

The Hamentashen project

History of the Project

In the 1950s, Sisterhood began its most famous fundraiser, the baking of hamentaschen, and in its first year sold 100 dozen. In the warm, noisy kitchen, experienced cooks teach the novices how to roll dough, shape balls of fruit, knip, egg wash, bake, and pack. In past years, our Sisterhood made over 2,500 dozen with the help of over 100 volunteers.  They are shipped all over the world.

Congregation Shaarie Torah’s tradition of making Hamentashen for Purim was featured in the Wall Street Journal! Read the article and watch the accompanying video here

Excerpt from 2014 Wall Street Journal Article

“‘We have records for every dough we’ve made since 1980,’ says Marje Jacobson, 73, who wears a T-shirt emblazoned with the title “Dough-Maven.” Mrs. Jacobson’s hamentaschen debut was in 1961.

Frieda Cohen, 93, has a hamentaschen streak dating back to 1948. ‘As far as I’m concerned, the knipping is the hardest,; she says, solemnly. ‘Turning a circular piece of dough into a triangular cookie is a very deliberative process.’

To say the Shaarie Torah Sisterhood rules the Purim pastry business here is an understatement. To say it has intimidated rival Portland temples to back off is not.”

Office hours: 10am – 2pm on Mon, Wed, & Thurs by appointment only at this time. You can always call us and leave a message or send general questions to

Subscribe to our Email newsletter