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500 Jewish Women Bake Up Goodness At Mega Challah Event In Greenwich

Women gather to make Challah Thursday evening in Greenwich.
Women gather to make Challah Thursday evening in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Over 500 women gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich for the Mega Challah Bake.
Over 500 women gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich for the Mega Challah Bake. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Mixing the batter.
Mixing the batter. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Women make Challah at the Mega Challah Bake.
Women make Challah at the Mega Challah Bake. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Women mix ingredients at Thursday's Mega Challah Bake.
Women mix ingredients at Thursday's Mega Challah Bake. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Over 500 women gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich for the Mega Challah Bake.
Over 500 women gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich for the Mega Challah Bake. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The finished product should look something like this.
The finished product should look something like this. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

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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