3rd Annual Great Big Challah Bake

September 25, 2017

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Thursday, October 26, 7 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Want to enjoy the fragrance of yeast rising, laugh, and share community with hundreds of women, and then experience the deep satisfaction of baking a challah for Shabbat?

This year, the 3rd Annual Great Big Challah Bake is slated to take place as a lead-up to the globally scheduled Shabbat Project, observed from sundown Friday, October 27 until sundown Saturday, October 28.

The bread-making event will be just one of thousands of similar events around the world—part of The Shabbat Project —bringing Jews from all walks of life and across the spectrum of religious affiliations to celebrate one full Shabbat, together. The project’s goal is to create an opportunity to rejuvenate family and community life, and strengthen Jewish unity around the world.

Last year, 150 women from around Tidewater participated in the Challah Bake. The women made dough and braided their own challahs to take home, played a Jewish trivia game, heard speakers about the meaning and power of challah, and enjoyed the sisterhood and camaraderie that comes from baking bread with friends —both new and old.

This is an opportunity to reconnect to Jewish traditions and the spiritual joys of making challah. All of the ingredients, bowls, and recipes are provided. Each participant will leave with two challahs ready to bake and enjoy for Shabbat dinner.

This event is sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. For more information and to register, visit www. JewishVA.org/challah-bake or call: 757- 321‑2304. Women of all ages are invited. Suggested $5 per person donation.

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