Challah bake will kick off holiday season


The 2019 Mega Challah Bake, cosponsored by Chabad Tucson and the Tucson Jewish Community Center, will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson J.

At this sixth annual event, up to 350 women, teens and girls 9 and older will make the staple round breads served for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The take-and-bake event also will feature a buffet with a variety of challahs and dips.

“The first Jewish month of Tishrei is jam-packed with challah eating opportunities, beginning with Rosh Hashanah and then the following holidays,” says Feigie Ceitlin, program director of Chabad Tucson. ”We hope that by mastering round challahs and baking them in our homes, the new Jewish year will be off to a great start.”

Early bird tickets, $25, and table sponsorships are available until Sept. 2. Tickets are $36 thereafter. Register and choose a seat at