Historic Mega Challah Bake to Bring Heightened Jewish Awareness[WESTMINSTER, CO] —Men across Metro Denver will be able to participate in what until now has been a women’s only event with a challah bake of their own, where they will be tasked with mixing, kneading and making blessings at the first ever Men’s Challah Bake in Colorado on Thursday December 5th at 7:00 pm at Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster.
At the event, participants will learn how to mix, knead and shape their own traditional challah. The Men’s Challah Bake will have a few unique ingredients to boast of including a cholent bar served alongside ice-cold Colorado brews. (Cholent is a chili like dish that is typically put up to cook before the onset of Shabbat on Friday afternoon and enjoyed as a Shabbat dish the following day.)
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 G-d while baking bread, a custom that has been performed by Jewish women for more than 100 generations.
Rabbi Benjy Brackman of Chabad of NW Metro Denver who is hosting the event has been delighted with the response so far. “Men from across Denver have expressed interest in attending this event and learning the art of Challah baking at what promises to be an evening of fun and camaraderie” says Brackman.
Each participant will receive a bottle of kosher wine and an instruction sheet for the making of the kiddush the special blessing over wine recited at the beginning of the Shabbat meal.
There is a $30 fee per participant. The event is open to the public, for more information and to RSVP, visit: www.MensChallahBake.com or by calling 303.429.5177
What: Men’s Challah Bake
Where: Chabad of NW Metro Denver – 4505 W 112 Ave. Westmintser
When: Thursday December 5th 7: – 9: pm