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Preparations Underway for Second 'Mega Challah Bake' in West Hartford

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Women will gather fort the second MEGA Challah Bake on March 5, 2017.

Mega Challah Bake sponsored by Chabad House and Emanuel Synagogue (Shana Sureck Photography) Submitted photo

Mega Challah Bake sponsored by Chabad House and Emanuel Synagogue (Shana Sureck Photography) Submitted photo

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Excitement is building as preparations are made for the second Greater Hartford MEGA Challah Bake.

Building on the high energy of last year’s MEGA Challah Bake which was sold out, a record number of participants are expected from all over the greater Hartford.

Not your typical cooking class, this event will appeal to the gourmet baker and the women who has never dipped her hand in flour!

On Sunday, March 5, 2:30 p.m. at the Emanuel Synagogue the Mega Challah Bake will be a fun, inspiring afternoon with great feminine energy.

Put together, by Chabad of Greater Hartford, participants will mix and knead their own bath of dough, learn an array of braiding techniques and the traditional and mystical meaning behind every step that goes into making this fragrant bread.

Challah, the popular Jewish food is a braided bread traditionally eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.

From the times of our matriarch Sarah in the Bible over 4000 years ago, challah and the traditions connected to it, has been a magical gift observed by the Jewish woman.

“More than just bread, we are taught that through the mitzvah of baking challah we acknowledge that everything we are fortunate to have and be able to give to others, is a blessing from G-d,” said Shayna Gopin, one of the organizers at Chabad of Greater Hartford.

While reciting the blessing on challah a woman has a “direct channel” to G-d at this point and it’s an opportune time to ask for all that is on her heart and mind.

This year’s program will include a special appearance of Mrs. Bluma Rivkin, co-director of Chabad of New Orleans LA.

The event is open to the public for woman and girls 2nd grade and older.

For more information and to RSVP visit www.MegaChallahBakeCT.com or call 860-232-1116.

Mega Challah Bake sponsored by Chabad House and Emanuel Synagogue (Shana Sureck Photography) Submitted photo

Mega Challah Bake sponsored by Chabad House and Emanuel Synagogue (Shana Sureck Photography) Submitted photo

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