Sunday, December 4th, children from all over Los Angeles gathered for the first Kids’ Challah Bake. The afternoon was filled with fun Shabbat crafts, sensory activities, plus snacks generously sponsored by GoGo Squeez & Katz Gluten Free Donuts.
Approximately 100 children and 45 adults attended the Challah Bake. The highlight of the event was baking challah from scratch with Shashana Rosen. Participants rolled up their sleeves, then measured, poured, mixed, and kneaded the dough. They filled the challos with with delicious toppings. Before the children braided their loaves, Mrs. Miriam Hildeshaim, from Chabad Carthay Circle, led both the kids and adults in a prayer for peace and unity in the world. Every child went home with two braided loaves of challah, one to keep and one to give away.
“The event underscores the unity of all Jewish children, of all backgrounds and affiliations, and presents an opportunity for Jewish children from Los Angeles area to join together to share in this beautiful activity,” Brocha Yemini, event organizer, said in a press release. “There is something very special about so many kids from different backgrounds meeting and doing a mitzvah.”
The Kids’ Challah Bake was made possible by partners Camp Gan Israel Los Angeles, the PJ Library, Chabad Carthay Circle, IAC Keshet Sfarim, and Israeli House L.A.