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Groups bake, sell challah to raise funds for charities

October 24, 2011

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From left, Jordi Chervitz, Esther Tarshish and Max Clarkson make challah during a workshop. Profits from the sale of the bread will be donated to the Lawrence Community Shelter and Just Food.

From left, Jordi Chervitz, Esther Tarshish and Max Clarkson make challah during a workshop. Profits from the sale of the bread will be donated to the Lawrence Community Shelter and Just Food.

Kansas University Hillel, Concerned Active and Aware Students and the Jubilee Café are teaming up to fight hunger in Lawrence.

On Sunday, they hosted the first Challah for Humanity workshop at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. More than 30 people prepared challah, a traditional Jewish bread that is braided. They sold the bread at the church, and at various greek houses and scholarship halls at KU. The group will donate proceeds to the Lawrence Community Shelter and Just Food.

“We’re trying to make it monthly,” said Nora Freyman, event coordinator and a KU student.

Dana Wilensky, a KU student from Minneapolis, Minn., helped prepare the challah, pronounced “hallah.” After mixing in raisins or chocolate chips, she separated the dough into three rolls and carefully braided them together. Then, she coated it in egg white to give it a shiny finish.

“It’s a good way to spend the weekend,” she said.

Challah contains sugar and eggs, giving it its yellow tint. Cooper Nickel, a KU student from Linsdborg, said the bread pairs well with honey.

Comments

consumer1 3 years, 1 month ago

I note in the picture no one is wearing a hair net, or beard net while preparing this food. Are they not required to do so, or does volunteer hair taste better than employee hair?

mjc2891 3 years, 1 month ago

perhaps if you would have spent some of your time volunteering you could have laid down the law

pumper8 3 years, 1 month ago

Ask any college student to wear a hair net while they're at a volunteering event and you will be received with a strange look and probably a laugh. Why on earth is it necessary when all they're doing is baking a little bread? That's like going over to someone's house to eat and every time you ask if they wore a hairnet while they were cooking. Preposterous.

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