z7More than 60 women and girls gathered on Wednesday, April 24, for an unforgettable evening when the Jewish Women’s Circle at Chabad of Hewlett held a special challah-baking workshop. The women gathered at the home of Dr. Alan and Anne Roffe in Hewlett Bay Park to learn how to make delicious homemade challah. “I was so excited,” said Inna Kern, who came with her six-year-old daughter, Anna. “There was truly something so beautiful to knead the dough. It felt really warm and motherly. I want my girls to have that same feeling.”

The women and young ladies had a great time while they learned different techniques of kneading, the meaning of baking challah that Jewish women have been making for hundreds of years, and all about the special mitzvah reserved for women, hafrashas challah.

As the dough was set aside to rise, the women discussed the critical role of women in the Jewish home. “It was so inspiring to see how women from all different walks of life joined together in unity,” said Mrs. Rivkie Tenenboim, co-director of Chabad of Hewlett. “It was a great accomplishment in our mission to bring together our community with a deeper connection to Torah and mitzvos.” The Women’s Circle plans on having such events and others in the future.

The Women’s Circle at Chabad of Hewlett provides an opportunity for women of all ages to meet new friends and learn more about our heritage in an informal and fun setting. Chabad of Hewlett is located at 31 Franklin Avenue. All are welcome regardless of affiliation or background. For more information, please contact Mrs. Tenenboim at Rivkie@jewishhewlett.com, 516-295-3433, or www.jewishhewlett.com.

Chabad of Hewlett is an affiliate of Chabad of the Five Towns. v

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