Boulder JCC to Host Annual “Great Big Challah Bake”

The Boulder JCC’s Annual Great Big Challah Bake, presented by the Women of the J, will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Boulder JCC.  The program is open to experienced and novice bakers. Everyone is welcome (ages 12 and up) to join this program for a hands-on experience to create a challah. Challah is a braided bread, which is made with eggs. It is often eaten on the Jewish Sabbath and holidays.  

Challah Bake Co-Chairs Debbie Garelick and Eti Young will lead us in preparing and braiding challah dough to bake at home. Participants will create the bread from scratch while connecting with old and new friends and building community.  The Boulder JCC will provide all the ingredients, a printed recipe card, live instruction, and support to help you create your challah.

This program is gluten-free friendly, as we are offering a gluten-free dough option. The gluten-free recipe was developed by Mitten Lowe. It is a gluten-free, dairy-free, oat challah recipe, which has become a Great Big Challah Bake fan favorite.

We are again partnering with Moe’s Broadway Bagels to donate loaves of challah to people in our community experiencing food insecurity. When participants register they will have the option to add an extra challah for donation. 

For those who prefer to bake from home, there is a virtual Challah Bake on Monday, December 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This program is ideal for families who want to bake challah together. 

Click here for more information and to register for both of these Challah Bake programs. Space is limited. 

Thank you to our 2022 Great Big Challah Bake Partners:  Moe’s Broadway Bagels, Robert and Debbie Garelick, and Kantor & Company. 

All Women of the J Programs are Underwritten in Honor of Marc H. Monheimer and Ellen Monheimer Kirk by the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation.

About Shari Schnee

Shari Blake Schnee is the Shalom Family and Camp Director at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC).

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