A crowd of over 500 Jewish women from all across Fairfield County, Connecticut, gathered this past Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich for a Mega Challah Bake.
From The Greenwich Daily Voice:
The goal of the event was to make dough for the rich, eggy bread — and support Israel in the process.
“This is the year of Hakhel — when we gather” every seven years, said Bentzi Shemtov, program director for Chabad of Greenwich.
“With all the darkness in the world, this is a way to bring more light — by gathering together and doing an act of good deed, and charity. Every year they [make challah] in their own communities. This year, we have 500 women doing this greatness all together. They’ll make the dough here, then take them home and bake them. Then they’ll have Challah — for Friday night dinner, and Saturday.”
The event was organized by Shluchim from the six Chabad centers across Fairfield County, Connecticut.
What an incredibly powerful and inspiring evening as more than 500 Fairfield County women joined together to make Challah. #MegaChallahBake #JewishWomen
Posted by Chabad of Fairfield on Thursday, December 17, 2015