We’re recreating the unity and connection of the first communal Shabbat Project challah bake, Thurs 5 Nov, 7-8pm, on Zoom!

Join us and make challah with Jews across the world at our Global Virtual Challah Bake. For 24 hours women, men and children in Israel, Singapore, New York, Toronto, Peru, Mexico, Prague, Berlin and more will be making challah in unison in preparation and celebration of the Shabbat Project. Watch this video to feel inspired.

Rabbanit Yehudit, Laya Slavin and Justine Saidman will lead a very special challah bake, bringing the joy of Shabbat home to you! We will learn about the spiritual dimension of making challah, the power of Shabbat, and learn how to make dough and various braiding techniques.
Have all your ingredients ready and make your dough with us, or pick up complimentary ready made dough from Grandma Moses.

Making your own challah dough

Please see the recipe below and have all your ingredients measured and ready.

  • 2-4 packets yeast
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 kg flour
  • 2-3 TBS salt

In addition, you’ll need: a large mixing bowl, wooden spoon, Glad Wrap, clean cloth/towel, baking tray(s), glass of wine/grape juice for a l’chaim, coins for your blue tzedakah box.

Picking up challah dough from Grandma Moses

Pre-made dough can be picked up from Grandma Moses (105-109 Anzac Parade, Kensington) on Thursday 5 November from 7:30am – 4pm. One lot of dough per family, please email to reserve challah dough.

You can gather some friends together, include children, even on your own, no one will be alone, let’s do this together, bringing Shabbat home!

Thank you to all our partners on this wonderful event – JNF Australia, Our Big Kitchen, BJE, jwave, PJ Library, Grandma Moses and JEMs.


Join in!