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Mega Challah Bake entering fifth year

(L-R): Danya Horwitz, Haley Fried, Hilary Kleppel and Belle Soyfer join in the dancing while waiting for dough to rise at the Mega Challah Bake on Oct. 26, 2017 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. (Chabad Tucson)

The fifth annual Mega Challah Bake, bringing together hundreds of women for an evening of community and instruction in the art and mitzvah of baking challah, a staple of the Shabbat table, will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

The event, for women and girls ages 9 and up, is a joint initiative of Chabad Tucson and the Tucson J with the participation of local congregations and organizations. It is held annually to coincide with The Shabbos Project, motivating Jews around the world to experience the beauty and serenity of Shabbat.

“Whether it’s your first attempt to make challah or you are a certified maven, this event is for you,” says Feigie Ceitlin, program director at Chabad Tucson.

The evening includes ingredients to make and braid challah to bake at home, a buffet of many varieties of challah and dips, music and dancing.

Early bird registration, $25 until Oct. 12, and table sponsorships are available at www.MegaChallahTucson.com.