The Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake & Jamie Geller
to host Hundreds of Women as part of #KeepingItTogether and The Shabbos Project
Thursday, October 23, 6:45PM in Jerusalem
Joining events in 170 cities and more than 1000 communities around the world, Jerusalem will host the Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake to help prepare for Shabbat in the spirit of togetherness and unity. Featuring Celebrity Chef and Author, Jamie Geller, hundreds of Jerusalem women and girls are expected to attend this spiritually uplifting event.
Originating in South Africa as a groundbreaking initiative of the South African Chief Rabbi, The Shabbos Project has taken off in communities around the world, calling on people to keep this one sacred day in its entirety and connect with the worldwide community.
“Preparing the challah for Shabbat is known to be a time of reflection and devotion to the Jewish faith and tradition,” said Jamie Geller, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of the Kosher Media Network. “What an amazing experience this will be together with hundreds of other women from all backgrounds, coming together to perform this mitzvah.”
Hosted and sponsored by JICNY, Jerusalem Interactive, The First station, Fun in Jerusalem, One Family Fund and Lisa’s List, the event taking place at Jerusalem’s First Station was pulled together by Jodi Samuels, a recent immigrant to Israel, community activist and entrepreneur. “It’s a thrill to be a part of and help put together an event that is unifying the worldwide Jewish community, in the center of the Jewish world,” said Samuels.
Additional Shabbos Project events scheduled for October 24-25 include joint communal meals and festive havdalah ceremonies and concerts.
WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014
TIME: 6:30pm registration, 6:45 Baking Begins
WHERE: “The Beach” at the First Station, Jerusalem. David Remez Street 4
FREE OF CHARGE, Suggested Donation of 20nis to The One Family Fund
PARTICIPANTS WHO WISH TO REGISTER: www.jicny.com/events