Ladies 12 and older invited to Jacksonville’s first ever Multi-Generational Challah Bake


Jax Mega Challah Bake


There is a new twist on the art of Challah making, so don’t miss the opportunity to join women and girls 12 and older, Thursday, Nov. 10th for Jacksonville’s first ever Mega Challah Bake. The event will be held at Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple), starting at 7 p.m. Similar Mega Challah Bakes have been a rousing success in major cities around the world including Toronto, Miami, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, so now Etz Chaim Synagogue, along with local partnering organizations of this event, Congregation Ahavath Chesed, The Jacksonville Jewish Center, Federation Women’s Division and Beth El - The Beaches Synagogue encourage all women from across the community to attend this event to discover the art of making and blessing challah while learning about challah’s unique connection to women.

Etz Chaim’s WIFI has sponsored smaller scale successful Challah bakes at several homes around the community, but for this mega event, organizers are expecting hundreds of women from across Jacksonville to attend.  Did you know that when a woman makes challah she has the opportunity to ask for blessings for herself and others? Imagine the energy created when hundreds of women come together in Jacksonville to make challah and bring blessings to our families, friends, neighbors and community.  Along with making challah and meeting other Jewish women, there will be singing, entertainment, refreshments and a joyful spirit of Jewish unity and togetherness.


The Temple ballroom will be prepared with pre-measured ingredients for each participant and there will be a hands-on demonstration on how to prepare challah, while table captains will guide participants and demonstrate tips on how to make the best tasting challah. Each participant will have the chance to mix her own dough and shape the loaves and be able to take home their loaves with baking instructions so they can be enjoyed with friends and family.


The hostess committee, consisting of Caren Appel, Devora Feigenbaum, Henny Fisch, Allison Jacobs, Sylvia Jaffa, Andrea Mail and Tammy Shumer are eager to personally welcome you to the Mega Challah Bake. The cost for this event is just $10 per person and RSVP is required to or on Facebook at JaxMegaChallahBake. Sponsorship opportunities for this first event of its kind are also available.