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Boulder Group Joining the Great Big Challah Bake

challah bakeJoin a large group of Jewish women from all segments of the greater Denver community at the Denver Marriot Tech Center. An amazing group of guests gather at a remarkable space, learn the secrets of making Challah in conjunction with the Shabbat Project and women around the world supported by the magical sound of Dassie Sessel, a local singer.  Thursday, October 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (leave Boulder 6:00 pm)

Contact Chany to carpool to this event. Register: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-big-challah-bake-colorado-tickets-18348319317

Jewish women from across Colorado will gather together in unity in an unprecedented way for The Great Big Challah Bake Colorado. With over 100 hostesses, the energy that has already come from the preparations of women from all walks of life working together for this event has created a stir of goodness and excitement.

At a time when the Jewish world seems more polarized than ever, The Shabbos Project is seeking to mobilize and unite more than one million Jews worldwide to pause and observe the Shabbos together– “keeping it together” as a global community. Currently, the Shabbos Project is scheduled to take place in over 500 cities around the world, from Australia to the UK, from France to Israel, and Russia. The Shabbos Project was born two years ago in Johannesburg, quickly proving so popular that it spread across social media and grew into a global grassroots movement. To date, thousands of special local events are planned including synchronized challah baking, communal meals, prayer services, concerts heralding Havdalah, (a ceremony marking the end of the Sabbath).

“We thought that Jewish unity was actually a pipe dream and some kind of utopia that we would never get to. And yet The Shabbat Project gave us a taste of the possibilities of what could be.” said Dr. Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa and the founder of the project.

Although this event is set to attract a large crowd, it’s not merely about the numbers, it’s about what happens when women bake challah. Separating the Challah dough (Hafrashat Challah) is one of the three Mitzvot that were given specifically to the Jewish woman. Our sages relate that observing the mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah brings abundance of blessing to the Jewish home. The process of making challah requires patience and creativity and to many Jews there is nothing more nostalgic and delicious then freshly baked Challah eaten at the Shabbos meal.

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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