3rd Annual Great Big Challah Bake

by | Oct 9, 2017 | What’s Happening

Thursday, October 26, 7 pm, Sandler Family Campus

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.

This year’s Challah Bake is co-chaired by Darcy Bloch and Mindy Rubenstein. The bread-making event is one of thousands of similar events around the world, all part of The Shabbat Project, bringing Jews from all walks of life and across the spectrum of all 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.

The concept for this project, initiated four years ago, was the inspiration of South Africa’s Chief Rabbi, Warren Goldstein. The grassroots project quickly escalated into an international phenomenon in 2014, involving roughly one million Jews from all over the world, joining to celebrate not only pre-Shabbat Challah Bakes, but post-Shabbat Havdallah concerts.

Last year, 150 women 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.

All of the ingredients, bowls, and recipes will be provided. Each participant will leave with two challahs ready to bake and enjoy for Shabbat dinner.

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.