Calling all bakers and cookie makers: Third annual baking event for the troops

by | Jan 11, 2013 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Feb. 10, 1 pm
Operation Hamantashen, a joint venture of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division and the Simon Family JCC, Children and Family Department, will take place at the JCC for the third year in a row. Last year, more than 100 bakers and helpers of all ages convened in the JCC’s cafeteria to partake in the event.

The “Operation,” will generate about 1,500 cookies, which will be distributed to Jewish soldiers serving at such bases as Camp LeJeune, Fort Bragg and others in time for the Purim holiday.

With stations for rolling and cutting, filling and folding, and egg brushing, every willing participant, from BBYO teens to Hillel students to young families and grandparents can roll up their sleeves and partake in the baking.

Children and teens will also make greeting cards thanking soldiers for their hard work. The cards will accompany each package sent with the Hamantashen so that soldiers can taste and enjoy a little Purim away from home.

For more information, contact Amy Weinstein at 965-6127.