Community unites for grand challah bake at Chabad of Hewlett ahead of Shabbat


Families and friends gathered at the Chabad of Hewlett for a grand challah bake on May 9.

The Thursday evening event had kids and adults preparing the Jewish bread a day before Shabbat. The dough is enriched with eggs, a neutral-flavored oil and a few tablespoons of sugar for the sweetness, and then braided.

Challah in Biblical Hebrew translates to a type of loaf or cake.

— Jeffrey Bessen