Baking event, the Challah 100, comes to Asheville

On the evening of Wednesday, September 1st, just one week prior to the Jewish New Year, at least 100 women will gather at Asheville’s Doubletree-Biltmore for WNC’s largest Challah baking event Challah 100.

In addition to the challah baking, the event will feature a silent auction, Judaica and specialty boutiques, Kosher Viennese tables, and the unveiling of Tastes of Jewish Asheville, the all-new Kosher Community Cookbook, a project of the Jewish women in Western North Carolina.

Challah 100 is the kickoff event of the 2010-2011 Asheville Jewish Women’s Circle, and the unveiling evening of Tastes of Jewish Asheville, a cookbook that has been four years in the making. In 2006, The Chabad House founded the Asheville Jewish Women’s Circle. Designed for today’s contemporary Jewish woman, the Women’s Circle is a group of women who come together to socialize, learn, and discover the purpose of Jewish femininity in today’s world. 

The Hebrew word Challah refers to the two loaves of bread that form the core of the Shabbat meal. For many Jewish women, Challah is more than just a loaf of bread. “To me, Challah is about physical and spiritual sustenance,” says Mrs. Chana Susskind, Coordinator of the Jewish Women’s Circle, and Director of Chabad’s Hebrew School of the Arts. “This is why I enjoy sharing Challah with others. I am really moved by the fact that over 100 women will gather to bake Challah right here in Asheville!”

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday September 1, 2010
Time: 6 PM
Location: DoubleTree-Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Rd. on
Advance RSVP is required.
Cost: $36 Admission. Includes 1 cookbook, refreshments, and Challah baking.

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