Great Big Virtual Challah Bake 2020

Baking challah together builds community

Thank you to our amazing teachers that offered 10 classes over 5 days to 500 participants. All of these teachers brought the Challah Bake into our homes with lots of love, laughter, and some mess from their kitchens.

Rainbow Challah: Karli and Kayla Sherwinter and family

Traditional: Eti Young, Debbie Garelick

Gluten-Free Oat Challah: Mitten Lowe

Stuffed Challah: Mandy Silverman, Mandylicious

Advanced Braiding: Eti Young

Vegan: Miche Bacher

Teen: Katie Rona


The Boulder JCC’s Great Big Virtual Challah Bake was presented by Women of the J. The event was organized by an amazing committee and with support from the Women of the J Advisory Board. 

Thank you:

Debbie Garelick - Co-Chair

Eti Young - Co-Chair

Ilyse Bloom 

Maria Bloomfield


The week ended with a virtual community-wide Shabbat celebration with support from Adventure Rabbi Jaime, Rabbi Marc, and Rabbi Ruthie. 

Participants purchased 75 loaves of Challah from Moe’s for people experiencing food insecurity. The bread was distributed to Attention Homes, Bridge House, and Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry. 

We have so many wonderful pictures from the week please check out our Facebook Album.

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Thank you to our generous 2020 Great Big Virtual Challah Bake Sponsors:

Boulder JCC 2020 Annual Sponsor
Design Studio & Front Range Design Center

Advocate Sponsor
Kantor and Company

Challah Bake Sponsors
Debra and Robert Garelick and HomeSmart Realty

Friend of the Challah Bake
Colorado Capital Management

In-Kind Partner
Moe’s Bagel Bakery