Members of Beth Israel Congregation are
opening their doors to their neighbors, Jewish and non-Jewish alike,
to teach them how to make challah, the delicious braided bread that
is one of the highlights of Shabbat and the High Holidays.
This fund-raiser will help the tiny,
91-year-old synagogue — the only one left in Columbia and Montour
counties — keep its eternal light burning.
Participants will also learn about the
symbolic meaning of the bread and its role in the Jewish story.
Afterward, we'll enjoy a homemade meal
of traditional Jewish foods, including matzoh ball soup, salad, apple
cake, and of course, fresh-baked challah with honey.
Participants will each get to take home
the loaf they make.
Class size is limited to 12 students.
If at least six people end up on the waiting list, we'll open an
afternoon session. How do you get on the waiting list? Send an email to Susan Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are non-refundable unless a
replacement participant is available.
Can't afford the fee? Contact Treasurer
Susan Schwartz at 570-441-2774. We will be offering some
scholarships. You can also call if you want to participate but don't
feel comfortable paying for tickets online.
Can't attend but would like to support
us or the scholarship fund? Please send donations to Congregation
Beth Israel, c.o. Susan Schwartz, 226 E. Fifth St., Bloomsburg PA
17815. Unused scholarship money will go to the synagogue's general
When: Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: Beth Israel Congregation, 114 E. Fourth St., Bloomsburg, PA
Price: $50, includes light lunch and loaf of bread to take home.