A sweeping trend taking place in Jewish communities around the world has come to Crown Heights, and in a grand style. Hundreds of local women took part in the ‘Grand Challah Bake’ in the large ballroom of Oholei Torah on Wednesday night.
An amazing trend which has been sweeping through Jewish communities around the world – from South Africa, to Florida, through Atlanta and Canada as well – thousands have taken part in the fun activity of baking Challah, but more importantly doing the Mitzvah of hafroshas challah.
This trend has now successfully come to Crown Heights, with over 300 women taking part in this momentous event.
For a nominal $15 fee, women were greeted with a set table including all the ingredients needed to make the dough, later to be baked into Challahs.
The event was emceed by Mrs. Chanie Minkowitz who from the stage directed first timers and veterans on the steps to bring flour and water all the way to braided loaves.
Mrs. Esther Vilenkin, a renowned Shlucha and educator spoke to the crowd about the deeper meaning of hafroshas challah.
The event concluded with a Farbrengen.