Challah Baking on Masada!

October 18th 2010

This is a seriously cool event for families and community groups alike.  Designed for Bat Mitzvah girls, we shlep an oven to the top of Masada via cable car.

The Challah baking ceremony goes back thousands of years to the times of the first and second temple and has a special blessing for the occasion “l’friesh Challah”- to separate the Challah and designate a small portion for holiness.

Separating Challah is thus a symbol of giving something from ourselves and this is the significance of becoming an adult in Judaism- taking responsibility for others in Judaism and the world at large.  Judaism is about community, about family, about fixing the world; a meaningful Bat Mitzvah experience at Masada relates these values.