2017-09-27 / Federation

Great Big Challah Bake slated for Oct. 26

Join us for the Great Big Challah Bake on Thursday, Oct. 26, where we’ll be joining together as a community for The Shabbat Project South Jersey. The Shabbat Project was introduced in South Africa in 2013 and evolved into an international phenomenon. The concept is simple: Jews of all walks of life, from across the spectrum— religious, secular and traditional; young and old, from all corners of the world—uniting to experience one full Shabbat together, in full accordance with Jewish law. It has already been described as “an experiment that has no precedent in modern Jewish history,” and “the most ambitious Jewish unity initiative ever undertaken.”

The Great Big Challah Bake is our South Jersey community’s way of participating in this global movement. Chairs Ivy Rovner and Jenni Provda believe in the power of community and have organized an event that will leave you feeling the impact of coming together as one to celebrate the Shabbat of October 27/28.

Rovner and Provda are excited to be leading the South Jersey Shabbat Project this year, saying, “We first learned about The Shabbat Project last year in Israel on a Federation-sponsored mission with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. There, we joined 400 women from all over the world to celebrate this incredible initiative by making challah for Israeli soldiers. This year, we’re even more excited to participate in our own backyard and make challah for our families to enjoy!”

This event is in collaboration with Cong. Beth El and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. Tickets are $25 per person ($18 for children ages 10-18) and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the JFCS Project SARAH program in recognition that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Thank you to presenting sponsors BK Distributors Specialty Foods and Platt Memorial Chapels, Inc. for their support in making this event happen. The Great Big Challah Bake starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 and will be held at Cong. Beth El, 8000 Main Street in Voorhees.

Tickets are on sale now at jewishsouthjersey.org

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