More than 1,000 Jewish children from across New York City will gather at the Grand Hyatt on Super Bowl Sunday to make challah — one loaf to take home and one for a family in need.
“Our goal is to bring Jewish children of elementary and middle school ages together from every affiliation for a day of unity, pride and excitement,” according to the event page. “This project is not for any one synagogue, affiliation, Hebrew school or organization. It was started by a group of Jewish moms from varied backgrounds with one common goal: unity through challah.”
Each child will leave the event with his or her unbaked challah — gluten-free dough will also be available — and will be given the opportunity to make a second loaf to be donated to WIN, the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families in New York City.
Liza Schoenfein is food editor of the Forward. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @LifeDeathDinner