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Challah; More than just a loaf of bread.

Challah, that special braided or round egg bread that we set apart for occasions like Shabbat and holidays, is one of the most ubiquitous symbols of Judaism in our culture. But why? How did loaves of bread become such a central part of our customs and traditions? What to do the challahs symbolize?

This coming Monday at 7:00 PM, we are having a Challah Bake to learn about challah in our tradition. We will also be using it as an opportunity for gemilut chasidim (acts of loving-kindness). Each family will make one challah for themselves and one to donate to Jewish Family Services.

It is not too late to sign up, EVERYONE is welcome (men, women and, children).

You can call into the office to make a reservation. The cost is $18 per family.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel has been Midbar Kodesh Temple's spiritual leader since August 2008. Rabbi Tecktiel was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May of 1996. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one from List College and one from Columbia University. He also holds a Masters of Arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

You can follow him on Twitter @RabbiMKT.

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