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Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

The Great Big Challah Bake Is Coming

Reserve now: Great Big Challah Bake of Northern New Jersey

When: Wednesday, October 25. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Program begins at 7:30

Where: Factory 220, 220 Passaic Street, Passaic

Register online: www.showclix.com/event/NNJGreatBigChallahBake

The flour has been ordered, the pans are ready, instruction sheets are printed and coaches are lining up to have the opportunity to share their skills at preparing the dough and teaching the art of shaping challahs.

For the first time, this year’s challah bake is being sponsored solely by Jewish Journeys. Jewish Journeys is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the Jewish home. It brings Bergen County Jewish women from various backgrounds on birthright-like trips to Israel through the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP). The Israel trip is only the beginning of the journey for the participants—it continues throughout the year and beyond, with weekly classes, monthly challah bakes, Shabbat/holiday celebration, chesed/outreach programs and social activities. Its success has become contagious to the extent that there have been several trips for husbands of the participants.

Once again the excitement will permeate the room as it has done in the past. Joining 1,000 women in something that has been known to connect Jewish women throughout history is an event that one needs to “be there” in order to believe. Participants from all over northern New Jersey, young and old, mingle as one unit—a dedicated sisterhood intent on perpetuating this act as a significant message to the world. We, the Jewish women of the world, are proud of who we are and will continue to learn, teach and share the beautiful traditions we have inherited from our forefathers.

Every woman is encouraged to attend with her friends and family. Grandmothers with their school-aged grandchildren, neighbors, office buddies, teenagers with their moms—this is an experience that no one will forget. It is difficult to describe the image of 1,000 women dancing around a room together, celebrating the fact that they have all accomplished learning about a mitzvah that our great-grandmothers participated in as well.

By Nina Glick

 

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