Calling all kids! Join the action! Some 150 children from the Rockland County area will be tasked with mixing, kneading and braiding at the “Kids MegaChallah Bake” on Monday, January 16, MLK Day at 10:30 a.m. at the Chabad of Suffern. At the event, spearheaded by Chabad of Suffern, children will learn how to mix, knead and shape their own traditional challah. Toppings will include chocolate chips & sprinkles.
Challah in its more widely-known usage refers to a braided bread traditionally eaten at Shabbat and other holidays, and is considered one of the most famous Jewish foods. But in its more basic, biblical meaning, challah is the piece of dough that is traditionally separated and consecrated to the almighty while baking bread, a custom that has been performed by Jewish women for more than 100 generations.
The event is geared to children ages 3 – 12 & will include entertainment and a light snack as well. “Baking challah is a time-honored mitzvah (commandment) dating back to our matriarchs, we want to pass this down to our children for the next generation to carry it forward” said Mrs. Devorah Gancz of the Chabad Jewish Center of Suffern and one of the event organizers.
The event is open to the public, for more information and to RSVP, visit:www.JewishSuffern.com/kidschallah