GREENWICH, Conn. — A crowd of over 500 Jewish women from all across Fairfield County gathered Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for a Mega Challah Bake.
The goal was to make dough for the rich, eggy bread — and support Israel in the process.
Challah is the braided bread traditionally eaten at Shabbat and other holidays.
"This is the year of Hakhel — when we gather" every seven years, said Ben Zvi 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."
Organized by representatives from the six Chabad centers across Fairfield County, the evening was dedicated in honor of the Israeli people.
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