The chal­lah mak­ers are on a roll

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SANDY RASHTY

Ris­ing to the oc­ca­sion: around 7,000 peo­ple took part in 2014’s event — even more are ex­pected this year

TWELVE MONTHS ago it was Shab­bat UK’s cen­tre­piece event, with com­mu­nity mem­bers flock­ing to take part.

Now, even more peo­ple are ex­pected to put their bread-mak­ing skills on show at the Great Chal­lah Make.

An es­ti­mated 9,000 men, women and chil­dren will be rolling, knead­ing and plait­ing as they join in Shab­bat UK’s own take on The Great Bri­tish Bake Off.

The flour will be fly­ing at the main event in north-west Lon­don, and at chal­lah-mak­ing ses­sions in Manch­ester, Es­sex, south Lon­don and at in­di­vid­ual syn­a­gogues around the UK.

Over 13 tons of flour and 9,000 eggs have been or­dered, and a free recipe book will be pro­vided.

“It is go­ing to be huge this year com­pared to last,” said event co-chair Dalia Cramer. “The key is to get peo­ple to­gether — it’s a beau­ti­ful thing and a chance to be proud of who we are. It is go­ing to be a lot of fun.”

This year’s event is be­ing made more ac­ces­si­ble to clients of Jewish Care, Kisharon, Nor­wood, and other char­i­ties. School and univer­sity stu­dents have also been en­cour­aged to get in­volved.

Par­tic­i­pants will be asked to do­nate partof theirdough,which­will­beusedto bake chal­lahs to do­nate to the Home­less Ac­tion char­ity, Jewish residential homes and the Union of Jewish Stu­dents.

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