2018-09-12 / Voice at the Shore

Celebrating the power of Jewish women with challah


Ellen Iliescu and Taffy Cohen enjoy kneading dough at Chabad at the Shore Mega Challah Bake last month. Ellen Iliescu and Taffy Cohen enjoy kneading dough at Chabad at the Shore Mega Challah Bake last month. More than 200 women from all over the island came together to celebrate the power of Jewish women at Chabad’s Mega Challah Bake on Thursday, July 26. Each woman received an apron, a bowl with all the ingredients, pans, and a Mega Challah Bake tote bag to take home. Thanks to a generous donor, this year each woman also received their own set of traveling Shabbat candles and a beautiful leather-bound book of Tehillim (Psalms). Tova Rapoport led attendees through making the dough and braiding it. Suzie Neustatder, the winner of Ms. New Jersey Senior America 2018, also entertained the crowd with heart-stirring Jewish songs. Next year’s Mega Challah Bake is set for Thursday, July 18. s

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