As we assume you all know Salt & Pilpel is a social voluntary initiative that tries to connect and bring together Israelis and Jewish Americans.
Since many new Israeli and Jewish families have recently moved to our area we thought about a nice welcome activity. We would like to offer you all (new and old families) a new activity which goal is to create new relationships and to bring us closer together – making and delivering of Challahs for Shabbat .
Imagine our own hand made Challah industry that we all can enjoy and take part in and that will allow us to welcome new Israeli and Jewish families to our community.
Once a month, close to Rosh Chodesh (beginning of a Hebrew month), on a Thursday evening, we will gather 2-3 ladies in one of the houses to prepare Challahs together. We will than distribute the Challahs to other Jewish and Israeli families. We’ll roll our sleeves, knead the dough, braid it, laugh, get to know new people and make a few families happy. Then the freshly baked and packed Challahs will be distributed to other families.
The activity will allow you to learn how to prepare a fresh and tasty Challah as well as host (a few weeks later) the same activity, pass on the knowledge to others and prepare new Challahs with them.
We will distribute the wrapped Challahs together with a welcoming note to the new families (different families each month).
This Challah baking and welcoming activity will require a number of volunteers each month – one to drive and distribute the Challahs, one to host Challah baking meet-up, and a few to prepare the Challahs and wrap them.
We will be happy to hear from you about new Jewish and Israeli families.
So what is it about?
- A different and unique opportunity for a social gathering.
- A good recipe for Challah.
- Creative idea and fun family activity.
- Opportunity to host a similar meeting in your home.
- Doing a Mitzvah and sending Challahs to new families – a warm and friendly welcome!
We hope that this activity would enable you to participate as well as contribute and take an active role in our community while enhancing connections and relationships with other members of the Jewish Israeli American community.
We look forward to hear your comments and see your registration (please circle the relevant items and email us back):
1. I Would like to attend and prepare Challahs.
2. I will be happy to host a Challah baking meet-up at my home
3. I will be happy to volunteer to distribute the Challah
Name:______________________ e-mail or phone no.________________
We hope you all enjoy this venture along with a fresh Challah for Shabbat .
Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and family !