The young students of Gan Chamesh, Chabad’s Early Childhood Center, joined thousands around the world in taking part in a great Challah Bake as part of the Shabbos Project.
The school took inspiration from the many activities going on in connection with the amazing Shabbos Project to focus on the greatness of Shabbos and help the children internalize the beauty of this weekly gift.
The Challah Bake was a magnificent event, set up with customized aprons, gorgeous tables, and premeasured, labeled ingredients. The children worked together, pouring, mixing, and kneading all the ingredients. The highlight of the event occurred when hafrashaschallah was done and the children and teachers responded to the berachah with a resounding “Amen.” The students used this special opportunity to daven for peace in EretzYisrael and for the safety of all who live there. They davened together for the zechuyos of refuahsheleimah, shidduchim, children, and other yeshuos and berachos for people in our community. We know that the tefillos of pure children are so precious to Hashem and we hope that through this special mitzvah, all those tefillos will be heard and answered.
It is hands-on experiences like the challah bake that build a strong love of Torah and mitzvos, which is an essential component of the education at Gan Chamesh. If you would like any information on Gan Chamesh, please contact Susy Adler or Suzanne Wallin, the program directors, at 516-295-2479.